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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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)
Freddie Earlle ...
 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)
Michael Mellinger ...
 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)
Cyril Shaps ...
 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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From the book by Robert Ludlam, the master writer of international espionage. See more »


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Unrated | See all certifications »

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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

When Bourne shoots buckshot at a gas tank from fifty meters/yards, buckshot from that distance would not make a gas tank combust (it probably won't even make a dent), and lead pellets do not spark when they hit cast iron. See more »

Quotes

Jason Bourne: Where am I?
Geoffrey Washburn: You're in Port Noir. This little village on the south coast of France. It's a village without boutique or Club Med or T-shirts. We've managed to avoid the 20th century. Intend to be dead before the 21st. It's quite a trick.
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Referenced in The Porne Ultimatum (2008) 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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