The Manchurian candidate
Paramount Pictures presents a Scott Rudin/Tina Sinatra production in association with Clinica Estectico, a Jonathan Demme picture ; produced by Tina Sinatra, Scott Rudin, Jonathan Demme, Ilona Herzberg ; screenplay by Daniel Pyne and Dean Georgaris ; dire
When his army unit is ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saves his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, Major Ben Marco, is knocked unconscious. Using the incident for political gain, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, but Marco is haunted by dreams of what really happened in Iraq. As Marco investigates, the story begins to unravel. He begins to figure that the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed as part of a plot to get Shaw into the White House. Now the Manchurian Global corporation appears desperate to stop him from finding out.
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HCPL Fairbanks Branch
1 videodisc (ca. 129 min.) :
Based upon the film screenplay by George Axelrod; based upon the novel by Richard Condon.