The Bourne Identity (1988)

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A 1988 television adaptation of Robert Ludlum's thriller. An injured, unconscious man (Richard Chamberlain) washes ashore in a small French town. As he recovers, it becomes quite clear, someone is trying to kill him. Jaclyn Smith co-stars.

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An unconscious man is washed ashore on the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he can't remember a thing...he does not know his name, he does not know where his flashback memories come from, and he does not know why the access code for an anonymous Swiss bank account is implanted in his thigh. As he seeks his own identity, things quickly become dangerous. There are attempts to kill him, he is well known in first class hotels across Europe, and worst of all, there are strange similarities between his memories and reported actions of the notorious terrorist, Carlos the Jackal. Written by Alto Speckhardt <Alto.Speckhardt@student.uni-ulm.de>

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From the book by Robert Ludlam, the master writer of international espionage. See more »


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Abbott (Donald Moffat) says that Interpol had been trying to catch Carlos for 20 years. In fact, the real Carlos was born in 1949, and did not become a terrorist until 1970, at age 21, when he joined the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Therefor, if Interpol had been trying to catch him for 20 years in 1987 (when the movie was in production), they would have been trying to catch him before he was known to the world. In actuality, he was not known until his first successful bombing, in France, 1975, just 12 years prior to production. See more »

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Obvious stunt double when Bourne crashes the car into a street-car. See more »

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Jason Bourne: Whatever you're getting paid, I'll double it. You were at the bank, you know I can do it.
Gold Glasses: I wouldn't touch your money.
Jason Bourne: Money's money. Why not?
Gold Glasses: Are you serious? Wealth is relative to the time we have to enjoy it. I wouldn't last five minutes.
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A very good TV movie
7 June 2001 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time when I was about 12 years old. I've seen it several times afterwards and I still think there's something very thrilling about this movie. Only little is revealed to the audience in the first half of the movie and it's easy to imagine how hard it must be for Bourne to know so little about himself. During the whole movie but especially in the beginning he's the one being chased by the others and everyone else seem to have more information about him than himself. I think that "The Bourne Identity" is well worth watching although it might seem a bit outdated now. Even if the historical facts (Carlos wasn't really killed by Bourne, on the other hand, the link to the real terrorist is pretty weak anyway) might not be true it's still a very good and exciting movie.


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