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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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He was the perfect weapon until he became the target. See more »


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

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14 June 2002 (USA)  »

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$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 is a reference to Greece three times in the movie. Firstly, Marie wearing a Corfu t-shirt (island in the northern part of Greece) in the bed scene at the hotel in Paris, secondly a restaurant named Olympos (the highest Greek mountain) appears in the background when The Professor - Clive Owen - opens the trunk of his car, and thirdly in the last scene when Bourne meets Marie at her rent a scooter store in Mykonos (the well known island in the Aegean sea). See more »

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After the assassin breaks through the window into Jason's apartment, he empties his submachine gun in three bursts. When the magazine is empty, you can hear "click click click click click click click". In reality, when the weapon is out of ammunition, there would be one click only as the weapon is a Micro Galil and fires from a closed bolt with no bolt hold-open device. See more »

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Jason Bourne: Who has a safety deposit box full of money and six passports and a gun? Who has a bank account number in their hip? I come in here, and the first thing I'm doing is I'm catching the sightlines and looking for an exit.
Marie: I see the exit sign, too. I'm not worried. I mean, you were shot. People do all kinds of weird and amazing stuff when they are scared.
Jason Bourne: I can tell you the license plate numbers of all six cars outside. I can tell you that our waitress is left-handed and the guy sitting up at the ...
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Great movie, 1 very incorrect review
17 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie. Unfortunately one reviewer has no knowledge towards the field of psychology. One reviewer states it's a good movie based on a completely false occurrence, that being amnesia in general. They say it doesn't exist and nobody loses their memory of their identity while retaining knowledge of everything else. This is untrue. I am currently studying to become a psychologist, it's called Dissociative Amnesia. -Dissociative Amnesia - formerly Psychogenic Amnesia, is a pervasive loss of memory of significant personal information. This disorder is characterized by a blocking out of critical personal information. Dissociative amnesia, unlike other types of amnesia, does not result from other medical trauma, such as a blow to the head. The predominant disturbance is one or more episodes of inability to recall important personal information, usually of a traumatic or stressful nature, that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness - Just to prove, it's true, and does happen. So this movie is not based on something made up, similar losses of memory do happen to people. Especially people in a job such as that. So, concluding, this is a great action film, I truly enjoyed this movie along with the sequel, The Bourne Supremacy. Both are I think going to be a couple of the best movies we will see this decade (2000-2010)


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