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The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate

Year
Genre
Personal Score
Public Score
   7.8 / 10 (256 votes)
MPAA Rating
Running Time
129 mins
Media Type
Animated?
No
Country
Production Companies
United Artists,
MC Productions
Budget
$80,000,000
Revenue
$96,105,910
Release Date
October 24, 1962
Director
John Frankenheimer
Producers
George Axelrod,
John Frankenheimer,
Howard W. Koch (executive)
Writer
George Axelrod

Summary

Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed. Following the war, the platoon is returned home, and Sergeant Raymond Shaw is lauded as a hero by the rest of his platoon. However, the platoon commander, Captain Bennett Marco, finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and, together with fellow soldier Allen Melvin, races to uncover a terrible plot.
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