The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate

Directed by Jonathan Demme

When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, while Marco is haunted by dreams of what happened -- or didn't happen -- in Kuwait. As Marco (now a Major) investigates, the story begins to unravel, to the point where he questions if it happened at all. Is it possible the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed to believe Shaw is a war hero as part of a plot to seize the White House?

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Paul Lazar