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A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory.

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Storyline

Based very loosely on Robert Ludlum's novel, the Bourne Identity is the story of a man whose wounded body is discovered by fishermen who nurse him back to health. He can remember nothing and begins to try to rebuild his memory based on clues such as the Swiss bank account, the number of which, is implanted in his hip. He soon realizes that he is being hunted and takes off with Marie on a search to find out who he is and why he is being hunted. Written by ibjsm

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Rated PG-13 for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$932,960 (Japan) (24 January 2003)

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$4,874,565 (Japan) (28 February 2003)
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There are several differences between the film and the novel: in the novel, Jason Bourne does not recover from his injuries on the ship. Instead, he spends months at the coast with an alcoholic doctor, who performs multiple surgeries on him. Also, in the novel, Jason's deposit box does not contain cash and a gun, and he opens it in the presence of a high-level bank employee. After this, Jason is attacked in the bank by professional assassins. Marie also plays a more important role in the novel, where she is a Canadian economics analyst named Marie St. Jacques, not a German gypsy. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when the Italian sailors drop Jason off, we see him walking away on the port. A car passes by, and he apparently vanishes. You can see him running behind it, and his feet show on the reflection beneath it. See more »

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Jason Bourne: Who are you? Are you Treadstone?
Conklin: Am I Treadstone? Me? What the *hell* are you talking about?
Conklin: [to Nicky] He's lost it!
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Connections

Followed by The Bourne Supremacy (2004) See more »

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It's Undeniable
Written by Robert Ellis Orrall, Shelly Peiken
Performed by Dave Gallagher
Courtesy of Infinity Cat Recordings and Peer-Southern Productions, Inc.
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One of the best spy films around
23 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story has been done several times in the past, most recently in "A Long Kiss Goodnight". It's also true that Doug Liman and the producers created their own Jason Bourne mythology,since this movie is different in many ways to the book. But the truth is Liman takes an old story and puts a new fast paced spin on it.

Matt Damon stars as the enigmatic assassin who just wants to figure out who he is. As he travels from city to city he's followed by CIA agents who want to dispose of him to save their own jobs. He's helped along the way by Marie played by the brilliant Franka Potente. Together they come face to face with the people that want them dead.

The cast is great and so is the story. This film should be on everyone's top ten list.


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