An injured, unconscious man washes ashore in a small French town. As he recovers, it becomes quite clear, someone is trying to kill him.
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Jason Bourne (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Marie St. Jacques (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Gen. François Villiers (2 episodes, 1988)
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 David Abbott (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Carlos (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Fritz Koenig (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Dr. Geoffrey Washburn (2 episodes, 1988)
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 The Fat Man (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Gold Glasses (2 episodes, 1988)
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 D'Armacourt (2 episodes, 1988)
Bill Wallis ...
 Chernak (2 episodes, 1988)
Franziskus Abgottspon ...
 Zurich cabbie #2 (2 episodes, 1988)
Frederick Bartman ...
 Man in bank lobby (2 episodes, 1988)
John Carlin ...
 Stossel (2 episodes, 1988)
George Lane Cooper ...
 Gigantic Man (2 episodes, 1988)
Otto Dornbierer ...
 Boarding house manager (2 episodes, 1988)
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 The Beggar (2 episodes, 1988)
John Harding ...
 BBC TV newsman (2 episodes, 1988)
Kate Howard ...
 Angelique (2 episodes, 1988)
Leslie Lai ...
 Vietnamese wife (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Bertinelli (2 episodes, 1988)
Wayne Michaels ...
 Man in elevator (2 episodes, 1988)
Jürgen Pruschanski ...
 Zurich cabbie #1 (2 episodes, 1988)
Terry Richards ...
 Johann (2 episodes, 1988)
William Roberts ...
 Peter (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Apfel (2 episodes, 1988)
Rand Takeuchi ...
 Vietnamese boy (2 episodes, 1988)
Roger Tebb ...
 Blonde man (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Sen. Crawford (2 episodes, 1988)
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 D'Anjou (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Gillette (2 episodes, 1988)
Jacqueline Pearce ...
 Madame Jacqui (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Gen. Conklin (2 episodes, 1988)
Michael Anthony ...
 French priest (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Stevens (2 episodes, 1988)
Marianne Borgo ...
 Boutique receptionist (2 episodes, 1988)
David Michael Clarke ...
 Carl (2 episodes, 1988)
Joseph Frost ...
 Young David Webb (2 episodes, 1988)
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 New York cabbie (2 episodes, 1988)
Fabreice Houg ...
 Paris cabbie (2 episodes, 1988)
Raymond Johnson ...
 Abbott's driver (2 episodes, 1988)
Robert MacLeod ...
 Yachtsman (2 episodes, 1988)
Sylvia Marriott ...
 Meg (2 episodes, 1988)
Ted Maynard ...
 Dugan (2 episodes, 1988)
James Walker ...
 Chef (2 episodes, 1988)
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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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Na podstawie ksiazki Roberta Ludluma, mistrza literatury sziegowskiej. [Poland] See more »


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8 May 1988 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

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 »

Quotes

Jason Bourne: Why here, Geoff, when you're as good as you are?
Geoffrey Washburn: They said I was drunk. They said I killed two patients on the operating table because I was drunk. I could've got away with one but not two. They said they saw a pattern emerging.
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Referenced in Resident Evil (2002) See more »

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Entertaining
5 September 2002 | by (Saskatoon) – See all my reviews

In light of its recent availability on tape and DVD (circa Sept 2002) and this year's film version there is likely to be some curiosity among movie fans about the merits of this tv movie. Here is my opinion on whether you should spend 3hours on this movie.

If you can get past Chamberlain as the hero of Ludlum's complex thriller, you will certainly enjoy the movie. The script adaptation by Carol Sobieski is very faithful to the book and it takes time to develop the romantic relationship between Bourne and Marie (a relationship that is key to the plot and to the book's sequels). Although this might discourage action fans, the complexity of the plot and the manner by which the script unfolds it, is in my opinion, very well done. The music score by Laurence Rosenthal is especially good and is not the usual tv film drek. The score is alternately eerie, menacing and moody and suitably atmospheric. The European locations are well shot by camera ace Tony Pierce-Roberts. The film looks good. The acting by a great team of seasoned pros is uniformly good (not a ham in sight!)

Some might find the key plot device---the chase for carlos---anachronistic but i think it resonates well even today when there is no shortage of villains to chase on the global stage. So savor the 188 minutes of exciting complex talespinning by an A-Team of technical crew and seasoned actors.

Incidentally the romance is largely thrown away in the 2002 film. In that version, the female lead does not figure in the development of the plot beyond acting as a device to get the hero from point A to point B. I found the intimacy depicted in the 2002 film to be rather shallow. And the film itself despite some substantial thrills and modern violence is largely unsatisfying as a result in comparison to this tv film. For a good example of excellent balance of romance and action watch how Peter Jackson (of Lord of the rings movie fame) develops the romance between Michael Fox and Trini Alvarado in the Frighteners.


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