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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Drama,Mystery,Sci-Fi,Thriller,War
USA / English
"This summer everything is under control."
In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.
Jeffrey Wright Al Melvin
Pablo Schreiber Eddie Ingram
Anthony Mackie Robert Baker
Dorian Missick Owens
Jose Pablo Cantillo Villalobos
Teddy Dunn Wilson
Joaquin Perez-Campbell Atkins
Tim Artz Jameson
Denzel Washington Ben Marco
Robyn Hitchcock Laurent Tokar
Liev Schreiber Raymond Shaw
Antoine Taylor Boy Scout #1
Joseph Alessi Boy Scout #2
Raymond Anthony Thomas Scout Dad (as Ray Anthony Thomas)
Bill Irwin Scoutmaster
Director: Jonathan Demme
Producer: Jonathan Demme,Ilona Herzberg,Scott Rudin,Tina Sinatra
Writer: Richard Condon,George Axelrod
A good movie re-worked
When Raymond Shaws (Liev Schreiber) unit in the first Gulf war was ambushed, he managed to save his fellow soldiers. Shaw later becomes a vice-presidential candidate, using his hero status as political capital, while his commanding officer, Ben Marco (Denzel Washington) is having nightmares about the incident in Kuwait. When he begins to investigate the validity of Shaws heroism, it seems that the top people at Manchurian Global corporation want to keep him quiet.

Excellent performances from Washington, Schreiber and Streep help to update this story, but some of the plot did get lost in this re-worked edition of the Manchurian Candidate. While the film is still suspenseful and intriguing, it does ultimately reach an anti-climax, making it into a decent film, instead of the masterpiece that it had the potential to become.

7/10

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Seen it:Nej
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Movie
Imdb rating: 6.7
Musician: Rachel Portman
Running time: 129 min
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Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2008-01-05 22:43:57