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The Bourne Identity 

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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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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 Fritz Koenig 2 episodes, 1988
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 The Fat Man 2 episodes, 1988
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 D'Armacourt 2 episodes, 1988
Bill Wallis ...
Franziskus Abgottspon ...
 Zurich cabbie #2 2 episodes, 1988
Frederick Bartman ...
 Man in bank lobby 2 episodes, 1988
John Carlin ...
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
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William Roberts ...
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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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 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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Marianne Borgo ...
 Boutique receptionist 2 episodes, 1988
David Michael Clarke ...
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 ...
Ted Maynard ...
James Walker ...
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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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Basada en el bestseller del espionaje Robert Ludlam. [Spain] See more »


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8 May 1988 (USA)  »

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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

In Zürich at the river, Bourne fires a silenced pistol, yet you hear normal gunshots. 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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Version of The Bourne Identity (2002) See more »

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Storywise much better than the new movies
4 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Well, finally I saw the old Bourne movie/miniseries with Richard Chamberlain as Bourne. And I have to say i pretty much LOVED it. Chamberlain's Bourne was much closer to the one in the books than Matt Dammon ever was. Okay, Dammon is a better fighter, and he plays much better than I had thought before seeing his Bourne movies. But these movies are just about totally ignoring the plot of the books, which annoyed me greatly.

In Chamberlains Bourne movie they mostly stuck to the book, with few variations. I thoroughly enjoyed myself as I could follow the plot from the books from point to point. Especially I liked the way Marie St. Jaques were portrayed by Jaclyn Smith. Okay it got a bit overly mushy on both her and Chamberlines side, but all in all they both did a fair job. Franka Potente were a LOUSY Marie in the new movies. Partly also because of the infuriating way her character were written in the script.

The only complains I have, the before mentioned overly romantic air over the movie, and that I always had the feeling I was watching a seventies movie instead of one made in 1988. The col ours, the clipping and the way the movie progressed, it was so incredibly seventies spy movie.So therefore i give this one a 7. Otherwise it would have been a sure 8maybe more.


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