*CORRECTED* In 1962, director John Frankenheimer and pop star Frank Sinatra joined forces to turn a biting indictment of Cold War paranoia and McCarthyism politics known as The Manchurian Candidate into a film which would launch both actor and filmmaker into the highest strata of celebrity and coining a political term that would last beyond their lifetimes. But does the film deliver the goods or should it jump into the lake? MovieDude Eric, Kent & special guest Cody play a game of solitaire to find out.

* Note: While the discussion is primarily focused on the 1963 classic, there are spoilers for the 2004 remake starring Denzel Washington and Merryl Streep as well. 

 

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