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The Bourne Identity (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  8 May 1988 (USA)
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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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Gen. François Villiers
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Carlos
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Fritz Koenig
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Dr. Geoffrey Washburn
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The Fat Man
Wolf Kahler ...
Gold Glasses
Philip Madoc ...
D'Armacourt (1988)
Bill Wallis ...
Chernak
Franziskus Abgottspon ...
Zurich cabbie #2 (as Franciscus Abgottspon)
Frederick Bartman ...
Man in bank lobby
John Carlin ...
Stossel (1988)
George Lane Cooper ...
Gigantic Man
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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 »

Goofs

As Bourne tries to shoot Carlos at the church, he fires a total of 9 shots out of a 5-shot revolver.(5 shots at the car, then 2 at the guard and than 2 more as he chases the car). See more »

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Bourne to TV.......
29 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the best espionage/thriller ever produced on television. It's a shame that this production ended on television and not in the big screen during its released in 1988.

Although, it's understandable because during those times television was definitely much "bigger" than the movies....plus the stars Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith were the sort of royalties of U.S. television -- dubbed King & Queen of Miniseries.

Excellent performances which was awarded with nominations from the Golden Globe and Emmy Awards.

This is true to the book. If you're going to watch the movie version with Matt Damon make sure you see this one first...


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