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The Manchurian Candidate

R

30 Jul 2004

2 hr 9 min

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

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This summer everything is under control.
When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, while Marco is haunted by dreams of what happened -- or didn't happen -- in Kuwait. As Marco (now a Major) investigates, the story begins to unravel, to the point where he questions if it happened at all. Is it possible the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed to believe Shaw is a war hero as part of a plot to seize the White House? Some very powerful people at Manchurian Global corporation appear desperate to stop him from finding out.

Details

Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations.
Budget: $80M

Production

Scott Rudin (Producer)
Peter Kohn (Associate Producer)
Scott Aversano (Executive Producer)
Jonathan Demme (Producer)
Ilona Herzberg (Producer)

Writing

(Storyboard)
(Screenplay)
(Novel)
(Screenplay)

Acting

Denzel Washington (as Major Bennett Ezekiel Marco)
Meryl Streep (as Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw (D-VA))
Liev Schreiber (as Congressman Raymond Prentiss Shaw (D-NY))
Jon Voight (as Senator Thomas Jordan (D-CT))
Kimberly Elise (as FBI Ag. Eugenie Rose)
Vera Farmiga (as Jocelyne Jordan)
Jeffrey Wright (as CPL Al Melvin)
Simon McBurney (as Dr. Atticus Noyle)
Bruno Ganz (as Delp)
Ann Dowd (as Congresswoman Beckett)
Ted Levine (as Colonel Howard)
Miguel Ferrer (as Colonel Garret)
Dean Stockwell (as Mark Whiting)
Charles Napier (as General Sloan)
Jude Ciccolella (as David Donovan)
Tom Stechschulte (as Governor Robert "Bob" Arthur)
Pablo Schreiber (as PFC Eddie Ingram)
Anthony Mackie (as PFC Robert Baker III)
Robyn Hitchcock (as Laurent Tokar)
Obba Babatunde (as Senator Wells)
Željko Ivanek (as Vaughn Utly)
Adam LeFevre (as Congressman Healy)
Jose Pablo Cantillo (as Villalobos)
David Keeley (as Agent Evan Anderson)
Beau Sia (as Late Night Comedian)
Joshua Elrod (as Shaw's Aide)
Marin Ireland (as Army Transcriber)

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