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The Manchurian Candidate (Widescreen Edition)
Known as: Manchurian Candidate
Online Status: Owned on UV
Price at time of addition: Unknown
Category: GENERAL
Rating: R (Restricted)
Running Time: 129 minutes
Studio: Paramount
Theater Release Date: 2004-07-30
Origional Release Date: 2004-07-30
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 (Widescreen)
Language: English
Subtitles: English,Spanish
Director: Jonathan Demme
ID: 151
ASIN: B0006210ZG
UPC: 097363368946
EAN: 9781415702222
MPN: PARD336894D
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Date Added: 2010-08-29
Denzel Washington
Liev Schreiber
Meryl Streep
Kimberly Elise
Jeffrey Wright

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Serving together in the Persian Gulf War, Captain Bennett Marco and Sgt. Raymond Shaw were part of a platoon of soldiers kidnapped and brainwashed. Ten years later, Shaw gears up for his vice presidential campaign while Marco eventually remembers being kidnapped and discovers Shaw's powerful mother played a big part in that scheme. Determined to reveal the truth behind everything, Marco must first convince Shaw that the brainwashing really happened.

The Manchurian Candidate, a classic of paranoid cinema from the 1960s, gets a cunning update, rife with hot-topic references to corporate war profiteering and electronic voting machines. Major Ben Marco (Denzel Washington, Training Day) has been haunted by nightmares ever since a firefight during the first Gulf War--a battle in which he believes he was saved by the heroism of Sgt. Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber, Kate & Leopold). But Marco's nightmares suggest otherwise and drive him to investigate what happened, which may threaten Shaw's candidacy for vice-president. Meryl Streep plays Shaw's mother, a senior senator who manipulates everyone around her with an iron will and a sharp tongue. The Manchurian Candidate loses steam towards the end, but up until then director Jonathan Demme keeps the movie rolling fluidly, crafting some creepy paranoia of his own while Streep tears into everything in her path. --Bret Fetzer
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