The Manchurian Candidate (2004)


Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's doubts deepen, Shaw's political power grows, and, when Marco finds a mysterious implant embedded in his back, the memory of what really happened begins to return.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 81% / Audience 62%

Rated R,  2 hr 10 mins

Drama • Mystery • Thriller
Jonathan Demme
Denzel Washington  •  Meryl Streep  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Kimberly Elise

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