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.

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  1. Daniel Pyne


  2. Dean Georgaris


  3. Richard Condon


  4. Jonathan Demme


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  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

  6. Vera Farmiga

    Vera Farmiga

    Jocelyne Jordan

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget $80,000,000.00

Revenue $96,105,964.00

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Release Information

  • July 19, 2004
  • July 22, 2004
  • July 30, 2004
    R, Theatrical



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