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Book To Movie
The Book
The Manchurian Candidate
by Richard Condon

Sergeant Raymond Shaw returns home from the Korean War to an uproarious welcome from the press and his fellow Americans. Little does anyone realize, not even Shaw himself, that communist conspirators have planted a secret trigger in his unconscious mind that is intended to allow them to use him as an assassin.

Excerpt and author notes

If you like this story, you might like:

All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
The President’s Nemesis by Michael Beres
Oath of Office by Michael Palmer

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The Movie
The Manchurian Candidate
Rated R

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.

Cast, Producer and Director, More Info

If you like this movie, you might like:
All the King’sMen
Ides of March
All the President’s Men


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