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  • The Greatest Spy Movies Round 4: THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE vs FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

    The Manchurian Candidate

    In Korea in 1952, a US Army patrol is ambushed by Communist soldiers. A year later the squad, having escaped, returns to the US, where Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw is to receive the Medal of Honor for single-handedly saving the lives of the squad. Shaw is the son of Elanor Iselin, wife of US Senator John Yerkes Iselin, and Mrs. Iselin turns the return of Raymond into a political rally that brings out building hostility between son and mother over the ambitions of Johnny Iselin. But there is more involved, for the actions of Raymond Shaw are not what everyone believes they are, and the nightmares of a US Army officer, Bennett Marco, leads to investigation of Raymond that unlocks a stunning political conspiracy that sweeps up Johnny and Elanor Iselin, and which only Bennett Marco can possibly stop.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056218/plotsummary


    From Russia with Love

    James Bond 007 is on the search for a Russian decoding machine, known as Lektor. Bond needs to find this machine, before the evil SPECTRE organization discovers it first. Whilst being romantically linked with Russian girl, Tatiana Romanova, Bond sneaks his way around Istanbul, whilst each SPECTRE agent tries to pick him off, including the over powering Donald 'Red' Grant and ex-KGB agent Rosa Klebb who knows all the tricks in the books and even possesses an incredible poison tipped shoe!

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057076/
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    THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
    65.22%
    30
    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
    34.78%
    16

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  • #2
    This was a tough one.

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    • #3
      I don't really like Bond films, so an easy choice for me.
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      • #4
        Kudos for the best Bond "spy" film making it this far but it's time to go. Manchurian Candidate is clearly the better film here.
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        • #5
          Again, I am not happy with my choices..........

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          • #6
            Both good. Equal imo so went patriotic thus best Bond .
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            • #7
              Manchurian, my Fav Bond already went by the wayside.
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              • #8
                Manchurian Candidate - It was a hard choice for me here as I have been voting for both but I think I like the Manchurian Candidate better.
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                • #9
                  The Manchurian Candidate is the best spy movie in this contest. A finalist for sure.
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                  • #10
                    I'm going with FRWL..(Bond...James Bond) Come on! Sean Connery, that luscious Italian actress who played Tatiana, Lotte Lenye as the thugiferous Rosa Klebb with the special orthotics. Actual location shots, that great boat chase...who wouldn't pick it? TMC seems to me more of a thriller than a spy story. That, plus the fact that I think Frank Sinatra should have stuck to crooning and the Rat Pack.
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                    • #11
                      Manchurian! No brainer!
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                      • #12
                        Stay neutral (till I find a compelling argument
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                        • #13
                          I've got to go with Bond on this one, so From Russia with Love all the way
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                          • #14
                            Both of my movies have failed me 1st bourne now Bond. From Russia With Love!!!
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