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Remade as 

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
This film is the original version of The Manchurian Candidate.

References 

Chu Chin Chow (1934)
Mrs. Iselin says to Chunjin, "Chu-Chin-Chow , or whatever your name is..."
Pinocchio (1940)
The Phil Silvers Show (1955) (TV Series)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
The great assassination scene pays homage to the one in "The Man Who Knew Too Much": In both scenes, (1) there is a sharpshooter at a huge, full, indoor arena, (2) the film audience has been told exactly what point in time the marksman is to fire, (3) the protagonist runs to try to locate the marksman before he shoots, (4) he finds him just after he fires, (5) the marksman dies a few seconds later, (6) the target lives.

Referenced in 

The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Big Blast (1966) (TV Episode)
The mastermind's plan is a variation of the formula made famous by this story.
The Psycho Lover (1970)
Stacey talks about watching the film
Live and Let Die (1973)
Bond uses a card deck full of identical cards to trick a character into doing what they want, just like Marco.
Mary Tyler Moore: We Want Baxter (1973) (TV Episode)
About Ted's city council run, Murray refers to him as the Manchurian Candidate.
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
The assassination sequence is mimicked in PHANTOM.
Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin: Part One (1976) (TV Episode)
several references acknowledged by producers
Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin: Part Two (1976) (TV Episode)
several references acknowledged by producers
Telefon (1977)
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Mind's Eye (1991) (TV Episode)
Enemy forces hypnotize a captured officer into assassinating a political figure.
The Player (1992)
In the opening shot, screenwriter Alan Rudolph pitches an action film that he describes as "'Ghost' meets 'The Manchurian Candidate'."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tom
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Sergeant, take the gun and shoot the corporal!"
Scanner Cop (1994) (Video)
Sam mentions this when the topic of mind control is brought up.
The X-Files: Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man (1996) (TV Episode)
Young Bill Mulder asked Young Cigarette Smoking Man why he's reading the book instead of seeing the movie.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devil Doll (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "The Manchurian Ventriloquist"
Species II (1998)
Law & Order: Sideshow (1999) (TV Episode)
Munch tells Lennie that the film is a work of non-fiction.
Homicide: The Movie (2000) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Munch while discussing conspiracies.
Big Wolf on Campus: The Manchurian Werewolf (2000) (TV Episode)
The title
The Contender (2000)
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001)
Mentioned in article interview with Ron
The Simpsons: Day of the Jackanapes (2001) (TV Episode)
Sideshow Bob's brainwashing of Bart parallels "The Manchurian Candidate."
The Secret KGB Paranormal Files (2001) (TV Movie)
The Manchurian Candidate is mentioned.
Cypher (2002)
Taken (2002) (TV Mini-Series)
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
The Human Stain (2003)
referenced in film
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
The introduction to the fight between Thurman and fox parallels the fight between Sinatra and Silva
The West Wing: The Stormy Present (2004) (TV Episode)
Toby, C.J., and Josh are discussing mind control experiments by the CIA, and Toby says "in response to the Chinese attempt on US prisoners", and they say "like The Manchurian Candidate."
Gilmore Girls: Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too (2004) (TV Episode)
Sookie encourages Jackson to use baby Davey for posturing in a local election. Lorelai says, "How very Manchurian Candidate of you."
Charmed: Mr. & Mrs. Witch (2006) (TV Episode)
title mentioned; Paige wonders "which version?"
I Am a Bounty Hunter: Domino Harvey's Life (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
The Venture Bros.: Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner? (2006) (TV Episode)
Lincoln's ghost asked the brothers if they had see the Manchurian Candidate.
The Essentials: The Manchurian Candidate (2006) (TV Episode)
This documentary discusses The Manchurian Candidate (1962).
Flushed Away (2006)
"The Mancunian Candidate" in Roddy's DVD collection
RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy (2007)
The theory that Sirhan Sirhan was a Manchurian Candidate
The Mist (2007)
a character's "shot through a milk bottle" death scene
Have I Got News for You: Episode #35.2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Heroes Unmasked: Generations (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Supernatural: Sex and Violence (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Sam
Chuck: Chuck Versus First Class (2010) (TV Episode)
Casey brainwashes Lester so that Lester will stop giving Morgan trouble at work, and afterword, when Jeff asks Lester what they are going to do to Morgan next, Lester's response is, "Morgan Grimes is the kindest, warmest, most understanding human being I've ever known in my life."
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Will Ferrell & Adam McKay (2010) (TV Episode)
Will Ferrell mentions this movie during interview
Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) (Video Game)
The game uses the plot of brainwashing soldiers to assassinate politicans.
Chuck: Chuck Versus Phase Three (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chuck
Special Collector's Edition: El pacto de Berlín (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned on John Frankenheimer filmography
David Amram: The First 80 Years (2011)
Composed Film Score
Eureka: Double Take (2012) (TV Episode)
Fargo tells Allison that his girlfriend's a Manchurian Candidate, when he finds that she may be controlled by something else.
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
main inspiration for the movie
Elementary: Dirty Laundry (2013) (TV Episode)
Both stories involve Russian spies living in the USA under deep cover. To reinforce the connection, Geoffrey uses an altered form of the famous line from the movie when he describes the victim as "with out a doubt one of the finest human beings I've ever had the pleasure of knowing."
Psych: Santa Barbarian Candidate (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Congress (2013)
sharpshooter assassin assembling and using a gun in the ceiling of a convention hall
16mm: The Continuing Story of Ssgt. Raymond Shaw (2014) (Short)
Ssgt. Raymond Shaw is named after a character from this film.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Villains: So Bad, They're Good (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #67 on the list.
Biography: Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act (1998) (TV Episode)
clips from film shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #17 on the list.
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Mrs. John Iselin is #21 on the "Villains" list.
Domino (2005)
Characters watch a clip of "The Manchurain Candidate" on TV
The Gallifreyan Candidate (2009) (Video)
Clips featured; subject of documentary.
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (2009) (TV Movie)
clips with Laurence Harvey and Angela Lansbury
Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)
includes film clip
Stars of the Silver Screen: Frank Sinatra (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: The Mallardian Candidate (1996) (TV Episode)
spoofs - title, plot, playing cards motif, etc.
Zoolander (2001)
Phil the Alien (2004)
hypnotizing with cards to assassinate/wrong card brought out then the whole deck is dropped

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