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Manchurian Candidate, The (2004)

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Original Title : The Manchurian Candidate
Director : Jonathan Demme
Writer : Richard Condon (I)
George Axelrod
Daniel Pyne
Dean Georgaris
Genre : Thriller
Mystery/Sci-Fi
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Scott Aversano , Ilona Herzberg , Peter Kohn , Polly Mallinson , Scott Rudin , Tina Sinatra
Music : Wyclef Jean
Rachel Portman
Photography : Tak Fujimoto
Distributor : Paramount Home Entertainment [de]
MPAA Rating : Rated R
IMDB ID : 0368008
Official site : http://www.manchuriancandidatemovie.com/
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Starring

Jeffrey Wright I
Pablo Schreiber Eddie Ingram
Anthony Mackie Robert Baker
Dorian Missick Owens
Jose Pablo Cantillo Villalobos
Teddy Dunn II
Joaquin Perez-Campbell Atkins
Tim Artz Jameson
Denzel Washington Ben Marco
Robyn Hitchcock Laurent Tokar
Liev Schreiber Raymond Shaw
Antoine Taylor Boy Scout
Joseph Alessi III
Raymond Anthony Thomas Scout Dad (as Ray Anthony Thomas
Bill Irwin I
Kimberly Elise Rosie
Al Franken TV Commentator
Jon Voight Senator Thomas Jordan
Meryl Streep Eleanor Shaw
Paul Lazar Gillespie
Danny Darst Ellie's Mysterious Aide
Stephanie McBride Political Aide
Molly Hickock Political Aide
Victoria Haynes II
Adam LeFevre Congressman Healy
Roger Corman Mr. Secretary
Leona E. Sondreal Green Room Official
Zeljko Ivanek Vaughn Utly
Jim Roche I
Ann Dowd Congresswoman Becket
Obba Babatundé Senator Wells
Harry Northup Congressman Flores (as Harry Northrup
James Beattie Howard Himself
Walter Mosley Congressman Rawlins
Gordon Brummer "Gordy"
Gayle King Media Icon
Brad Holbrook Newscaster
Stacey Newsome-Santiago Roving Reporter
Kristen Shaughnessy Newscaster
Prue Lewarne Newscaster
Forrest Sawyer Newscaster
Ukee Washington Newscaster
Ed Crane Newscaster
Kaity Tong Newscaster
Roma Torre Newscaster
William Meisle Tyler Prentiss
Dan Olmstead I
Sakina Jaffrey Mysterious Arabic Woman
Simon McBurney Atticus Noyle
Charles Napier General Sloan
Robert W. Castle General Wilson (as Robert Castle
John Aprea Rear Admiral Glick
Tom Stechschulte Robert Arthur
Jane DeNoble Robert Arthur's Wife
Vera Farmiga Jocelyne Jordan
Jude Ciccolella David Donovan
Dean Stockwell Mark Whiting
John Bedford Lloyd Jay "J.B." Johnston
David Keeley I
Christopher M. Russo Secret Service Agent
Michael C. Pierce Secret Service Agent
Ted Levine Colonel Howard
Miguel Ferrer Colonel Garret
Marin Ireland Army Transcriber
Glen Hartell Army Transcriber
Tracey Walter Night Clerk
Alyson Renaldo Mirella Freeman
Edwidge Danticat Rosie's Cousin
Kenneth Utt Rosie's Cousin's Mentor (as Kenny Utt
Bruno Ganz Delp
Enrique Correa I
David Neumann I
Neda Armian Reporter
Paul Johnson XIV
James Michael McCauley FBI Agent Jonas (as James McCauley
BeBe Winans FBI Agent Williams
Darrell Larson FBI Agent Ramirez
Kate Valk Agent Volk
Beau Sia Late Night Comedian
Duana Butler Library Clerk
Big Jim Wheeler Library Patron
Lauren Roselli Jordan's Aide
Stephen Richardson III
Shing Ka Rosie's Sidekick
Malcolm Simpson Yelling Kid
Cassius Kumar Wilkinson "Abe Lincoln" (as Cassius Wilkinson
Josephine Demme "Statue of Liberty"
Gabriela Fung "Betsy Ross"
Denzel Delahoussaye "George Washington"
Aaron Scoenfeld "Uncle Sam"
Geovonne Long "MLK"
Jonathan Borst "JFK"
Michael Shehata "American Eagle"
Tom Chapin I
Jiggs Walker Churchgoer (as Lewis 'Jiggs' Walker
Joey Perillo Jimmy
Buzz Kilman The Guy with the Shades
Marie Runyon Arthur's Mother
Eliza Simpson Arthur's Child
Julie Adamy Arthur's Child
Andre B. Blake Victory Party Director
Tymberly Canale Harris Victory Party Celebrity Soldier
Lilly McDowell Shaw's Aide
Joshua Elrod Shaw's Aide (as Josh Elrod
Craig Branam Klaus Bachman
Sidney Lumet Political Pundit
Reno I
Anna Deavere Smith Political Pundit
Roy Blount Jr. Political Pundit
Fab Five Freddy Political Pundit
Reggie Austin Skid Row Resident
Jaclynn Tiffany Brown Campaign Staffer (uncredited
E. Jean Carroll Reporter
Wally Dunn Burly Passenger (uncredited
Daryl Edwards Train Conductor (uncredited
Reginald Footman Skid Row Resident
Ann Pearl Gary Skid Rown Resident
James Howard VI
Hugh Karraker TV Moderator (uncredited
Jeremy Knaster Caretaker (uncredited
Carol Jean Lewis Abby (uncredited
Al Lopez I
Pete Macnamara FBI Agent (uncredited
Dorothy Maneiro Brown Choir Soloist (uncredited
Josh Mowery VP Candidate (uncredited
Mitch Roberson Skid Row Resident
 

Plot

When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, Major 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 Iraq. As Marco 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.
 

Comments

Being old enough to remember the original version of The Manchurian Candidate, I found that iswas on a par with the original, as far as the acting was concerned. Liev was very good in the part, as well as Meryl Streep, and I like Denzel in most any film he is in. I did find that I liked the original screen play better, as this one seemed to inject the latest in mind rendering features. My recommendation is to go see this one for a very good story. and some great acting.I think that this will be this weeks blockbuster!!!!!
 
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