Manchurian Candidate, The (2004)

Lists: Conspiracy thriller, Psychological Thrillers, Remake or reboot

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 2004: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Denzel Washington (Major Bennett Ezekiel Marco)
  • Meryl Streep (Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw (D-VA))
  • Liev Schreiber (Congressman Raymond Prentiss Shaw (D-NY))
  • Kimberly Elise (FBI Ag. Eugenie Rose)
  • Jon Voight (Senator Thomas Jordan (D-CT))
  • Vera Farmiga (Jocelyne Jordan)
  • Jeffrey Wright (CPL Al Melvin)
  • Simon McBurney (Dr. Atticus Noyle)
  • Bruno Ganz (Delp)
  • David Keeley (Agent Evan Anderson)
  • Ted Levine (Colonel Howard)
  • Jonathan Demme (Director)
  • magbo system