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Manchurian Candidate

Posted by Henry on March 14, 2004

In Reply to: Manchurian Candidate posted by ESC on March 14, 2004

: : I came across "Manchurian Candidate" many time. What is the meaning and origin of it? Thanks in advance.

: It was a movie. That's all I know.

: jennie/lansbury/manchur/ebert.html

It was a book written by Richard Condon during the Cold War. Originally published in 1959, The Manchurian Candidate is a terrifying political thriller featuring Sergeant Raymond Shaw, held as a Korean POW, Medal of Honor winner, American hero . . . and brainwashed political assassin.