After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
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? Some very powerful people at Manchurian Global corporation appear desperate to stop him from finding out. Written by
Men and women in military uniforms are shown on stage at the convention. It is against the law for military personnel in uniform to participate in partisan political activity. See more »
So why don't we just go directly right up in this route, straight in...
Yes, I see the Captain enjoys the road less-traveled.
No, the Captain enjoys not going down the highway, draggin' his ass so every Tom, Dick, Gaddafi can take a whack at it.
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this remake of the 1962 classic leaves a lot to be desired.it doesn't live up to the original.the plot is just too hard to follow,in my opinion.it's not straight forward at all.it's suspenseful and dramatic,but not really all that exciting.i didn't care much about the characters here.in the original,i felt really invested in the characters.it was much more clever,and psychological.Meryl Streep is a fine actress,but the character was played to much better effect by Angela Lansbury in the original.the same can be said of the characters portrayed by Denzel Washington and Liev Schreiber.Sinatra played the same character as Schreiber and Laurence Harvey played the same character as Washington. to be fair,it could be that the characters were written better in the original,which i think is the case.bottom line,this version pales in comparison to the original.my vote for The Manchurian Candidate (2004) is a 5.5/10
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