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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
IMDb Rating 6.7
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Denzel Washington Bennett Marco
Liev Schreiber Raymond Shaw
Kimberly Elise Rosie
Meryl Streep Eleanor Prentiss Shaw
Jon Voight Senator Thomas Jordan
Jeffrey Wright Al Melvin
Ted Levine Colonel Howard
Bruno Ganz Richard Delp
Simon McBurney Dr. Atticus Noyle
Vera Farmiga Jocelyn Jordan
Pablo Schreiber Eddie Ingram
Anthony Mackie Robert Baker
Dorian Missick Owens
Plot
Jonathan Demme directed this updated remake of John Frankenheimer's 1962 cult favorite The Manchurian Candidate, a pioneering examination of political conspiracy and psychological reconditioning. Major Bennett Marco (Denzel Washington) and Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) are two soldiers who served in the same company during Operation Desert Storm, but their paths following their tours of duty have been very different. Shaw, the son of powerful congresswoman Eleanor Shaw (Meryl Streep), has used his reputation as a war hero to quickly scale the ladder of American politics, and witht he help of his mother earns the Vice Presidential nomination. Marco, on the other hand, has been troubled with mental illness, and is convinced that something strange happened to him and his compatriots during the war. As Marco struggles to find the truth behind his nightmares and emotional torment, he unearths some disturbing facts about how his mind and body have been reworked by shadowy forces, as well as those of his fellow soldiers — including Raymond Shaw. Featuring a stellar supporting cast (including Jon Voight, Miguel Ferrer, Ted Levine, and Dean Stockwell), The Manchurian Candidate credits George Axelrod's screenplay for the 1962 film as its source, as opposed to Richard Condon's 1959 novel from which Axelrod adapted his script. — Mark Deming
Movie Details
Genre Mystery; Sci-Fi; Thriller; War
Director Jonathan Demme
Producer Jonathan Demme; Ilona Herzberg; Scott Rudin
Writer George Axelrod; Dean Georgaris; Richard Condon
Studio Paramount Pictures
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 130 mins
Movie Release Date 7/30/2004
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 419
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 3/1/2005
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 097363368946
Release Date 12/21/2004
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen Dolby
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