• Publication date: December 1, 2013

The Manchurian Candidate

Major Marco and Sergeant Shaw served on the same company in the first Gulf War's Operation Desert Storm. Yet, on his return Marco had been suffering terrible nightmares while Shaw, thanks to his powerful congresswoman mom, is regarded as a hero and quickly scales the political ladder receiving a Vice Presidential nomination. In his search to uncover what happened to them in Kuwait, Marco unearths some dangerous facts that maybe a plot to take over the White House...

Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 2004

MBC 2:

December 6, 2016 20:30 (KSA) ~ December 6, 2016 19:30 (CLT)

Major Bennett Marco (Denzel Washington) and Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) served on the same company in the first Gulf War's Operation Desert Storm. Yet, on his return Marco had been suffering terrible nightmares, while Shaw, thanks to his powerful congresswoman mom, Eleanor Shaw (Meryl Streep), Raymond is regarded as a war hero and quickly scales the political ladder receiving a Vice Presidential nomination from his and his mom's party.

In his search to uncover what happened to him and his fellow soldiers in Kuwait, Marco unearths some dangerous facts, including an implant in his back that turns out to be a nano-technology experiment by an international weapons manufacturer with powerful political connections called Manchurian Global. Somehow as Marco keeps digging he realizes that the pieces fit together into what may be part of a plot to take over the White House...

 

Starring:

  • Denzel Washington
  • Meryl Streep
  • Liev Schreiber
  • Jon Voight
  • Kimberly Elise
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Vera Farmiga
  • Simon McBurney

Directed by:  Jonathan Demme

Rating:  R for violence and some