The Manchurian Candidate


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129 Min

The Manchurian Candidate


The film stars Denzel Washington as Bennett Marco, a tenacious, virtuous soldier, Liev Schreiber as Raymond Shaw, a U.S. Representative from New York, manipulated into becoming a vice-presidential candidate, Jon Voight as Tom Jordan, a U.S. Senator and challenger for vice president and Meryl Streep as Eleanor Shaw, also a senator and the manipulative, ruthless mother of Raymond Shaw.


Jul 22nd, 2004


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- The "Manchurian" part of the title is because in the original version of The Manchurian Candidate, the brainwashing agent were Chinese communists from the Manchurian provinces next to Korea.More

- Brian De Palma was (briefly) considered to direct this film, a suggestion made by one of De Palma's former representatives. However, the idea was ultimately nixed by producer Scott Rudin.More

- The movie opens with Marco's and Shaw's fellow soldiers playing a card game; this is a reference to The Manchurian Candidate, in which cards play a very important role in the plot.More

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