Overview

Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's doubts deepen, Shaw's political power grows, and, when Marco finds a mysterious implant embedded in his back, the memory of what really happened begins to return.

  1. Daniel Pyne

    Screenplay

  2. Dean Georgaris

    Screenplay

  3. Richard Condon

    Novel

  4. Jonathan Demme

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington

    Major Bennett Ezekiel Marco

  2. Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep

    Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw (D-VA)

  3. Liev Schreiber

    Liev Schreiber

    Congressman Raymond Prentiss Shaw (D-NY)

  4. Jon Voight

    Jon Voight

    Senator Thomas Jordan (D-CT)

  5. Kimberly Elise

    Kimberly Elise

    FBI Ag. Eugenie Rose

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Status Released

Release Information

  • July 19, 2004
    R
    Premiere

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

  • July 22, 2004
    R
    Premiere

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

  • July 30, 2004
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget $80,000,000.00

Revenue $96,105,964.00

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