## The Manchurian Candidate (with spoilers)

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### The Manchurian Candidate (with spoilers)

Ok, I recently saw The Manchurian Candidate (the recent remake). It was a good movie (well acted, although I thought the first half was a little bit slow). And I really think Meryl Streep deserves an Oscar. (Do they give Oscars for "creepiest performance in a politcal thriller?)

Now, my question... what exactly happened at the end? I'm referring to when Denzel Washington (Marco) ends up shooting Shaw at the end, rather than the president as he was programmed to do.

I had originally thought that Marco and Shaw had just overcome their programming at the last minute; however, if that was the case, why would Marco shoot anyone?

A friend suggested that the agents simply managed to reprogram Marco before he acted... this makes a bit more sense; however, how would the agents have known the way to access Shaw? And why would they have problems finding Marco if that was the problem?
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