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U.S. Army Major Bennett Marco can’t sleep at night--and he doesn’t want to. Marco spends his days giving inspiring speeches about his platoon’s ambush in the Kuwaiti desert and the heroics of Sergeant Raymond Shaw, who won the Medal of Honor for saving Marco’s crew. But at night, Marco’s dreamlike memories of the desert turn sinister and terrifying. And Marco privately wonders whether the two soldiers who died in the firefight might have met darker fates than officially recorded--and whether Shaw might not be the glorious hero that everyone thinks he is. When Shaw takes the national stage as a surefire candidate for vice president--under the thumb of his controversial mother, Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw-–Marco is forced to act on his growing suspicions. With military officials questioning his sanity, and the net of security tightening around Shaw, Marco races to probe deeper into the unimaginable, shocking truth before the White House is won

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Denzel Washington (as Ben Marco )
Meryl Streep (as Eleanor Shaw )
Liev Schreiber (as Raymond Shaw )
Kimberly Elise (as Rosie )
Vera Farmiga (as Jocelyn Jordan )
Jon Voight (as Senator Thomas Jordan )
David Keeley (as Anderson )
Jeffrey Wright (as Al Melvin )
Sakina Jaffrey (as Mysterious Arabic Woman )
Simon McBurney (as Noyle )
Paul Lazar (as Gillespie )
Alyson Renaldo (as Mirella Freeman )
Adam LeFevre (as Congressman Healy )
Robyn Hitchcock (as Laurent Tokar )
Pablo Schreiber (as Eddie Ingram )

Directed By: Jonathan Demme
Written By: Dean Georgaris & Daniel Pyne
Produced By: Paramount Pictures

Release Date (US): July 30th, 2004

Length of Movie: 2h 10min

MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence and some language

Budget: $80,000,000

Opening Weekend: $20,200,000

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