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.
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.
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