About

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 is lauded as a hero by the rest of his platoon. However, the platoon commander, Captain Bennett Marco, finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and soon races to uncover a terrible plot.

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Directed by

John Frankenheimer

Written by

George Axelrod (Screenplay)
Richard Condon (Novel)

Runtime

126 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

When you've seen it all, you'll swear there's never been anything like it!

Cast

Keywords

conspiracy brainwashing election communist cold war sleeper agent presidential candidate korean war step parents brainwashed assassin queen of diamonds

Photos

Lists

#593 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#116 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#17 on AFI's 100 years...100 thrills AFI

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing Ferris Webster

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role