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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Nach dem Bestseller von Robert Ludlum, dem Meister des internationalen Spionagethrillers. [Germany] See more »


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The microfiche embedded under Bourne's skin and read by the doctor has the following "GEMEINSCHAFT BANK ZURICH 0.7.17.0.12.14.26.0". 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 Wonderful Film
25 July 2006 | by (Sasebo, Japan) – See all my reviews

I have no intention of spoiling this film for anyone. Sorry, you will have to view it for yourself.

The film is outstanding for 1988 and even more so for a "made for TV" film. My favourite thing is the fact that it is a better adaptation than the 2002 remake starring Matt Damon.

While the newer version has all the cinematographic advantages, this film is just more faithful to Robert Ludlum's book and I am excited every time I watch.

Treat yourself to a great movie night. Get a bucket of Popcorn, chips, Pizza and Soda. Keep the remote handy for those intermissions you require (the pause button) and just get ready to enjoy.

10 stars **********


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