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The Manchurian Candidate

Released: 1999
Author: Condon, Richard

The Manchurian Candidate

Released: 2004
Director: Demme, Jonathan
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   The name "Manchurian Candidate" comes from the fact that Shaw was brainwashed during his time as a POW by Soviets and Chinese in Manchuria. The name "Manchurian Candidate" comes from Manchurian Global, a neurology and nanotechnology corporation.
   Raymond is brainwashed through hypnosis and psychological mind tricks. Raymond is brainwashed through a chip implanted in his back.
   Only Raymond is brainwashed into becoming a killer; Marco is only brainwashed into believing that Raymond saved his company from an enemy battalion. Both Raymond and Marco are brainwashed into becoming killers.
   Raymond shoots his mother and stepfather, then kills himself. Marco shoots Raymond and his mother, then tries to kill himself.
   The mastermind behind Raymond's brainwashing is a Communist conspiracy. The mastermind behind Raymond's brainwashing is Manchurian Global.
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