A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day.
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
Before this movie's release, Paramount set up two official websites: one site with movie information, and one site that appeared to be a promotional tool for the (fictional) Manchurian Global Corporation depicted in the movie. The corporation website gave no indication of its connection to the movie except a few references to its sponsorship of Dr. Atticus Noyle's Alzheimer's research. Similar advertisements for fictional medical procedures and clinics were also produced as parts of the advertising campaigns for Gattaca (1997), Godsend (2004), and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). Besides these films listed, Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) also has a advertising campaign featuring "Regenerator", a fictional product developed by the Umbrella Corporation. See more »
When Marco removes the implant from his shoulder, he accidentally drops it into the sink, considering it lost forever. However all he has to do to retrieve it is to screw open the odor trap underneath the sink, since it has not been flushed away yet. A soldier should have that basic technical knowledge. See more »
You said the army implants, they were for emergency medical data, right?
The ones they publicized were. There was a parallel project of all kinds of scary implantables. The Clinton watch dogs finally freaked out about it, closed down.
Parallel project? How'd you know about that?
Manchurian Global funded me to make some of this scary shit. Heard of them? Imagine not just a corporation, Marco, but a goddamn geopolitical extension of policy for every President since Nixon.
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Prefer the Classic Jonathan Demme Prefers to Follow the Easiest Way Trying to Reach Success
John Frankenheimer's "The Manchurian Candidate" is certainly among the best movies of the cinema history, inclusive is rated in IMDb top 250 as #75. This remake is not totally bad, but why remakes such a classic? It seems that former great director Jonathan Demme presently prefers to follow the easiest way trying to reach success instead of risking, but with terrible results. In 2002, he made an awful and ridiculous version of "Charade" with the mediocre "The Truth About Charlie". In 2004, he decided to insult John Frankenheimer with this complicated and totally absurd and unbelievable version of the classic. My vote is six just because I am a great fan of Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep.
Title (Brazil): "Sob o Domínio do Mal" ("Under the Domination of the Evil")
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