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The Manchurian candidate

Author: George AxelrodJohn FrankenheimerFrank SinatraLaurence HarveyJanet LeighAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 1998.
Series: MGM DVD.
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A U.S. Army platoon, captured in the Korean conflict, is whisked to Manchuria for three nightmarish days of experimental drug-and-hypnosis- induced conditioning that transforms the men into human time bombs. Returned to the United States as war heroes, one of them is used by his mother to promote her Joseph McCarthy-like husband's political career.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Film adaptations
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Fiction films
Drama
Named Person: Richard Condon; Richard Condon
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Axelrod; John Frankenheimer; Frank Sinatra; Laurence Harvey; Janet Leigh; Angela Lansbury; Henry Silva; James Gregory; Richard Condon; United Artists Corporation.; MC Productions.; MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN: 0792838289 9780792838289
OCLC Number: 39457375
Language Note: In English with optional soundtracks in French or Spanish; optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based upon the novel by Richard Condon.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
Special features: Interview with Frank Sinatra, George Axelrod and John Frankenheimer; feature-length audio commentary by John Frankenheimer; trivia and production notes; original theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Lionel Lindon; editor, Ferris Webster; music, David Amram.
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory.
Target Audience: Rated PG-13.
Description: 1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., b&w, double sided ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital mono; widescreen and standard versions.
Contents: Special features include: interview with Frank Sinatra, George Axelrod and John Frankenheimer; feature-length audio commentary by John Frankenheimer; trivia and production notes; original theatrical trailer.
Series Title: MGM DVD.
Other Titles: Manchurian candidate (Motion picture)
Responsibility: United Artists Pictures Inc. ; M.C. Productions ; screenplay by George Axelrod ; produced by George Axelrod and John Frankenheimer ; directed by John Frankenheimer.

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A U.S. Army platoon, captured in the Korean conflict, is whisked to Manchuria for three nightmarish days of experimental drug-and-hypnosis- induced conditioning that transforms the men into human time bombs. Returned to the United States as war heroes, one of them is used by his mother to promote her Joseph McCarthy-like husband's political career.

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