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The Manchurian Candidate
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director(s): John Frankenheimer
Release Date: 23 October 1962
Movie rating: 8.0
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What is the movie The Manchurian Candidate about?
Adapted from a 1959 cold war novel of the same name written by Richard Condon, “The Manchurian Candidate” tells the tale of a secret Russian brainwashing technique and its plans to plant “puppets” in different parts of the American infrastructure. In the midst of the Korean War a platoon of US soldiers is captured by the Russians and taken to Manchuria, China. After a few days, the whole platoon minus two soldiers returns to the US lines claiming that Staff Sergeant Raymond Show is responsible for rescuing them all. Shaw gets rewarded a medal of honor on the recommendation of Captain Bennett Marco. Upon his return from the war, Marco is tormented by a reoccurring nightmare in which Shaw kills the two missing platoon members in front of high Russian military officials demonstrating their radical new brainwashing techniques. When he learns that another platoon member is having the same nightmares, Marco begins to investigate Shaw. Shaw’s mother is married to a loudmouth politician pegged for the vice president spot in the oncoming election. She is also a covert communist operative planning to kill the presidential candidate so her husband could assume his spot. Shaw is supposed to be the killer, triggered by the sight of a queen of hearts card. Can Marco convince the officials that Shaw was brainwashed by the communists and prevent a disaster from happening?
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Normand Bertelsen @ 09-Sep-2014 06:30 Report a spam

Is this movie as good as the original version? To my mind they are so different I honestly cannot compare. I can only say that this film is as appropriate to the political and sociological climate of today as the original was to its day. Don't forget both versions were based on a novel, so comparisons should be made in that context more than anything else. There are some loopholes in the current film's plot, and I do love the cinematic style of the original film more than this one. But as I was only a kid when the first film came out, this film has a slightly stronger emotional impression on me than the other one. I only hope all it stays science fiction!

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