The Manchurian Candidate

November 28, 2020


Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed. Following the war, the platoon is returned home, and Sergeant Raymond Shaw lauded as a hero. However, the Shaw’s commander, Captain Bennett Marco finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and, together with a fellow soldier, races to uncover a terrible plot.

Craig and guest Co-host Devin Pike (@justdevin on twitter) discuss paranoia, sleeper cells, the Who Needs Sleep telethon and the movie The Manchurian Candidate on this week’s Matinee Heroes!

This week’s episode is sponsored by Matinee Heroes presents CastOFF!

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Show Notes

  • 1:12

    Craig and Devin talk about the upcoming Who Needs Sleep telethon on Dec. 5th and 6th and Devin’s streaming game show Universal Remote.

  • 14:36

    Craig and Devin discuss “The Manchurian Candidate”

  • 39:08


  • 55:32

    Double Feature

  • 1:00:11

    Final Thoughts

  • 1:04:58

    A preview of next week’s episode “Back to the Future”

Next week, Craig and Devin Pike start Holiday Time Travel month with an all-timer “Back to the Future”

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