The Manchurian Candidate
Paramount Pictures (2004)
War, Thriller
In Collection
129 mins
IMDB 6.7

Denzel Washington Ben Marco
Meryl Streep Eleanor Prentiss Shaw
Liev Schreiber Raymond Shaw
Jeffrey Wright Al Melvin
Tim Artz Jameson
Bill Irwin Scoutmaster
Teddy Dunn Wilson
Kimberly Elise Rosie
Robyn Hitchcock Laurent Tokar
Anthony Mackie Robert Baker
Pablo Schreiber Eddie Ingram
Dorian Missick Owens
Jose Pablo Cantillo Villalobos
Joaquin Perez-Campbell Atkins
Jon Voight
Ted Levine
Bruno Ganz
Simon McBurney

Director Jonathan Demme
Producer Jonathan Demme
Scott Rudin
Scott Aversano
Writer George Axelrod
Daniel Pyne
Richard Condon

Major Bennett Marco (Denzel Washington) and Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber), with the other members of their platoon, are captured during the Korean War in 1952. Their captors brainwash them into believing that Shaw saved their lives. Upon returning to the US, Shaw receives a medal for courage. After the war, Marco starts dreaming about Shaw killing two members of their platoon. He meets a war comrade and learns that the latter has had the very same dream. Marco decides to investigate. It turns out that Shaw is a sleeping agent, conditioned to “wake up” when he sees a queen of diamonds from a deck of playing cards. And Shaw’s master, the person who controls him when he’s under the spell of the queen of diamonds, is none other than his own mother Eleanor Shaw (Meryl Streep), a Senator who is also working with Communists in a plot to overthrow the US government. In the meantime, Shaw has become a congressman and is struggling with Senator Tom Jordan (Jon Voight) to be nominated as a vice-presidential candidate. With everyone doubting his sanity, Marco races to unveil the truth and save his country.

Edition Details
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Country USA
Language English
Distributor Paramount
Edition Special Edition
Barcode 097360534641
Region Region 1
Release Date 12/21/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

"The Making of..." Featurette(s) Closed Captioned Commentary Deleted/Extended Scenes Scene Access Theatrical Trailer(s) Outtakes, Screen Test
Personal Details
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Purchase Price $9.98
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