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The Manchurian Candidate (22-Jul-2004)

Director: Jonathan Demme

Writers: Dean Georgars; Daniel Pyne; George Axelrod (1962 screenplay); Richard Condon (novel)

Keywords: Drama, Assassination

Remake of the 1962 film of the same name follows a troubled American soldier's discovery of a far-reaching mind control conspiracy.

ABSTRACT
Remake of The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Bennett Marco, a former Major in the U.S. Army troubled by mental illness and doubt about events surrounding his old unit ever since a Gulf War mission that saw subordinate Raymond Shaw transformed into a war hero, finds his problems coming to a head following a conversation with deranged ex-Corporal Al Melvin in a near-future America where now-Congressman Shaw is his party's candidate for Vice President. Implants discovered by Marco in his own body and Shaw's lead to the discovery of a terrifying mind control conspiracy involving weapons manufacturer Manchurian Global, one our fragmented protagonist must somehow work to stop before his nation is plunged into irreversible chaos.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Aprea
Actor
4-Mar-1941   Nick Katsopolis on Full House
Obba Babatundé
Actor
1-Dec-1951   Principal Green on Dawson's Creek
Roger Corman
Film/TV Producer
5-Apr-1926   Frankenstein Unbound
Edwidge Danticat
Author
19-Jan-1969   The Dew Breaker
Kimberly Elise
Actor
17-Apr-1967   Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Vera Farmiga
Actor
6-Aug-1973   Down to the Bone
Miguel Ferrer
Actor
7-Feb-1955   Agent Rosenfield on Twin Peaks
Al Franken
Politician
21-May-1951   US Senator from Minnesota
Bruno Ganz
Actor
22-Mar-1941   Downfall
Robyn Hitchcock
Singer/Songwriter
3-Mar-1953   The Soft Boys
Bill Irwin
Actor
11-Apr-1950   My Blue Heaven
Zeljko Ivanek
Actor
15-Aug-1957   Gov. James Devlin on Oz
Gayle King
TV Personality
28-Dec-1954   Former WFSB-TV anchor
Ted Levine
Actor
29-May-1958   Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs
Sidney Lumet
Film Director
25-Jun-1924 9-Apr-2011 Dog Day Afternoon
Anthony Mackie
Actor
23-Sep-1979   The Manchurian Candidate
Walter Mosley
Author
12-Jan-1952   Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins mysteries
Charles Napier
Actor
12-Apr-1936 5-Oct-2011 Duke Phillips on The Critic
Liev Schreiber
Actor
4-Oct-1967   Actor, voiceover talent
Anna Deavere Smith
Actor
18-Sep-1950   Nancy McNally on The West Wing
Dean Stockwell
Actor
5-Mar-1936   Blue Velvet
Meryl Streep
Actor
22-Jun-1949   The Deer Hunter
Jon Voight
Actor
29-Dec-1938   Midnight Cowboy
Tracey Walter
Actor
25-Nov-1942   Miller in Repo Man
Denzel Washington
Actor
28-Dec-1954   Training Day
Jeffrey Wright
Actor
7-Dec-1965   Basquiat

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