The Manchurian Candidate Movie

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Who's Involved:

Denzel Washington, Scott Rudin, Meryl Streep, Jon Voight, Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Wright, Ted Levine, Jonathan Demme, Daniel Pyne, Kimberly Elise, Tina Sinatra

Release Date:

Friday, July 30 , 2004

Rating: R

Runtime: 2 hrs, 10 m

The Manchurian Candidate Plot: What's the story?

U.S. Army Major Bennett Marco can't sleep at night—and he doesn't want to. Marco spends his days giving inspiring speeches about his platoon's ambush in the Kuwaiti desert and the heroics of Sergeant Raymond Shaw, who won the Medal of Honor for saving Marco's crew. But at night, Marco's dreamlike memories of the desert turn sinister and terrifying. And Marco privately wonders whether the two soldiers who died in the firefight might have met darker fates than officially recorded—and whether Shaw might not be the glorious hero that everyone thinks he is. When Shaw takes the national stage as a surefire candidate for vice president—under the thumb of his controversial mother, Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw—Marco is forced to act on his growing suspicions. With military officials questioning his sanity, and the net of security tightening around Shaw, Marco races to probe deeper into the unimaginable, shocking truth before the White House is won.

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Crew and Production Credits: Who's making The Manchurian Candidate?

A look at the The Manchurian Candidate behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jonathan Demme last directed Ricki and the Flash and Enzo Avitabile Music Life. The film's writer Daniel Pyne last wrote Backstabbing for Beginners and The Camorra Never Sleeps.


Daniel Pyne


Scott Rudin
Tina Sinatra

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Production Timeline: When did the The Manchurian Candidate come together?

On or about December 31, 1969 • The film was in Completed status.

The Manchurian Candidate Release Date: When was it released?

The Manchurian Candidate was released in 2004 on Friday, July 30, 2004 There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Catwoman and She Hate Me.
United States
July 30, 2004
July 30, 2004

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

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