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The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate

Year
Genre
Personal Score
Public Score
   6.3 / 10 (413 votes)
MPAA Rating
Running Time
129 mins
Media Type
Animated?
No
Country
Production Companies
Paramount Pictures,
Scott Rudin Productions,
Clinica Estetico
Budget
$80,000,000
Revenue
$96,105,964
Release Date
July 30, 2004
Director
Jonathan Demme
Producers
Scott Aversano (executive),
Jonathan Demme,
Ilona Herzberg,
Scott Rudin,
Tina Sinatra
Writers
Daniel Pyne,
Dean Georgaris

Summary

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.
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