The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Movie: The Manchurian Candidate
- Director: Jonathan Demme
- Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Pablo Schreiber, Anthony Mackie, Dorian Missick, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Teddy Dunn, Joaquin Perez-Campbell, Tim Artz, Denzel Washington, Robyn Hitchcock, Liev Schreiber, Antoine Taylor, Joseph Alessi, Raymond Anthony Thomas, Bill Irwin
- Release Date: July 22, 2004
- Run Time: 129 min
- Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.