The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Tim Artz Jameson
Teddy Dunn Wilson
Kimberly Elise Rosie
Vera Farmiga Jocelyn Jordan
Bruno Ganz Richard Delp
James Gregory
Laurence Harvey
Robyn Hitchcock Laurent Tokar
Angela Lansbury
Janet Leigh
Ted Levine Colonel Howard
Anthony Mackie Robert Baker
Simon McBurney Dr. Atticus Noyle
John McGiver
Dorian Missick Owens
Jose Pablo Cantillo Villalobos
Leslie Parrish
Joaquin Perez-Campbell Atkins
Liev Schreiber Raymond Shaw
Pablo Schreiber Eddie Ingram
Henry Silva
Frank Sinatra
Meryl Streep Eleanor Prentiss Shaw
Jon Voight Senator Thomas Jordan
Denzel Washington Bennett Marco
Jeffrey Wright Al Melvin
Movie Details
Genre Thriller; Mystery; Sci-Fi
Director Jonathan Demme; John Frankenheimer
Producer Ilona Herzberg; Scott Rudin; Jonathan Demme
Writer Richard Condon; George Axelrod; Dean Georgaris
Studio Paramount Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 130 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.7
Jonathan Demme directed this updated remake of John Frankenheimer's 1962 cult favorite The Manchurian Candidate, a pioneering examination of political conspiracy and psychological reconditioning. Major Bennett Marco (Denzel Washington) and Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) are two soldiers who served in the same company during Operation Desert Storm, but their paths following their tours of duty have been very different. Shaw, the son of powerful congresswoman Eleanor Shaw (Meryl Streep), has used his reputation as a war hero to quickly scale the ladder of American politics, and witht he help of his mother earns the Vice Presidential nomination. Marco, on the other hand, has been troubled with mental illness, and is convinced that something strange happened to him and his compatriots during the war. As Marco struggles to find the truth behind his nightmares and emotional torment, he unearths some disturbing facts about how his mind and body have been reworked by shadowy forces, as well as those of his fellow soldiers — including Raymond Shaw. Featuring a stellar supporting cast (including Jon Voight, Miguel Ferrer, Ted Levine, and Dean Stockwell), The Manchurian Candidate credits George Axelrod's screenplay for the 1962 film as its source, as opposed to Richard Condon's 1959 novel from which Axelrod adapted his script. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 5
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
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Atlantic DVD
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 097363368946
Release Date 12/21/2004
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Commentary By Director Jonathan Demme and Screenplay Writer Daniel Pyne
The Enemy Within: Inside The Manchurian Candidate
The Cast of The Manchurian Candidate
5 Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Commentary
  • Marco and Raymond talk on patrol
  • Marco's worried neighbor
  • Raymond meets executives while Senator Jordan confronts Ellie at fundraiser
  • Campaign Trail Montage
  • Marco and Raymond interrupted at campaign HQ
    Outtakes with Optional Commentary
  • Ellie's interview with Stacey Newsome-Santaigo
  • Ellie's interview with Al Franken
    Liev Schreiber Screen Test
    Political Pundits with Optional Director Commentary