The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

7.25 / Rated by 2 people

130 min.
Plot  Major Bennett "Ben" Marco (Denzel Washington) is a war veteran who begins to doubt what is commonly known about his famous U.S. Army unit. During the Gulf War, Sergeant First Class Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) supposedly rescued all but two members in his unit, of which Marco was the commanding officer. Raymond became a war hero and was awarded the Medal of Honor; launching his political career.

Thirteen years later, one of Marco's former NCOs, Corporal Al Melvin (Jeffrey Wright), contacts him and says that he suffers from confusing memories and "dreams" about their lost Army unit. He is clearly deranged, but he shows Major Marco some images he has drawn from his dreams.

Raymond, now a U.S. congressman, becomes his party's candidate for Vice President after his mother, Virginia Senator Eleanor Prentiss (Meryl Streep), pressures party leaders into passing over their intended pick, Senator Tom Jordan (Jon Voight). A rivalry exists between Eleanor and Jordan, partly du...



Meryl Streep
Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw
Liev Schreiber
Congressman Raymond Prentiss Shaw
Jon Voight
Senator Thomas Jordan
Kimberly Elise
Eugenie Rose
Vera Farmiga
Jocelyne Jordan
Jeffrey Wright
CPL Al Melvin
Simon McBurney
Dr. Atticus Noyle
Bruno Ganz
Ann Dowd
Congresswoman Beckett
Ted Levine
Colonel Howard
Miguel Ferrer
Colonel Garret
Dean Stockwell
Mark Whiting
Charles Napier
General Sloan
Tom Stechschulte
Governor Robert "Bob" Arthur
Pablo Schreiber
PFC Eddie Ingram
Anthony Mackie
PFC Robert Baker III
Obba Babatundé
Senator Wells
Željko Ivanek
Vaughn Utly
Sidney Lumet
Political pundit
Anna Deavere Smith
Political pundit
Roger Corman
The Secretary of State
Denzel Washington
Major Bennett Marco


All Titles

The Manchurian Candidate
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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