Richard Gere ("Primal Fear," "Sommersby") is absolutely compelling as a highly successful, immoral image maker, who has the power to make or break political careers via the media. When he becomes involved in a blackmail scheme involving the one man he admires, he is forced to re-evaluate his sordid life before everything comes crashing down around him. With an all-star supporting cast, including Academy Award-winners Gene Hackman ("Unforgiven," "The Firm"), Denzel Washington ("Philadelphia," "The Hurricane"), and Julie Christie ("Shampoo")..
Academy Award® winners Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep, along with Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Liev Schreiber, mesmerize a whole new generation of audiences in Academy Award® winner Jonathan Demme's "The Manchurian Candidate." As the entire nation watches the presidential campaign hurtle towards Election Day, one soldier races to uncover the conspiracy behind it - a conspiracy that seeks to destroy democracy itself.