The Manchurian Candidate | 2004

Drama, Adaptation
U.S. Army Major Bennett Marco can't sleep at night--and he doesn't want to. Marco spends his days giving inspiring speeches about his platoon's ambush in the Kuwaiti desert and the heroics of Sergeant Raymond Shaw, who ...more
Director: Jonathan Demme
Awards: 1 Golden Globe nomination. Another 1 nomination | full awards »

Cast

... Ben Marco

Actor

... Eleanor Prentiss Shaw

Actor

... Raymond Prentiss Shaw

Actor

... Rosie

Actor

... Senator Thomas Jordan

Actor

... Colonel Garrett

Actor

... Colonel Howard

Actor

... Al Melvin

Actor

... Jocelyn Jordan

Actor

... Gillespie

Actor

... Mysterious Arabic Woman

Actor

... Robert Baker

Actor

Company

Barbed Wire

Production Company

Production Company

Brioni

Production Company

Production Company

Clinica Estetico

Production Company

Fred Leighton Ltd

Production Company

Synopsis

U.S. Army Major Bennett Marco can't sleep at night--and he doesn't want to. Marco spends his days giving inspiring speeches about his platoon's ambush in the Kuwaiti desert and the heroics of Sergeant Raymond Shaw, who won the Medal of Honor for saving Marco's crew. But at night, Marco's dreamlike memories of the desert turn sinister and terrifying. And Marco privately wonders whether the two soldiers who died in the firefight might have met darker fates than officially recorded--and whether Shaw might not be the glorious hero that everyone thinks he is. When Shaw takes the national stage as a surefire candidate for vice president--under the thumb of his controversial mother, Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw--Marco is forced to act on his growing suspicions. With military officials questioning his sanity, and the net of security tightening around Shaw, Marco races to probe deeper into the unimaginable, shocking truth before the White House is won.

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