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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 a 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
Matt Damon was surprised when he was offered the role because in the book Bourne is a much older man. "But Liman told me he didn't want to do James Bond; he saw it more as a European _La Femme Nikita_." See more »
At the beginning of the movie, the man on the boat cuts open Bourne's wetsuit. A few shots later, it is clearly just pulled down. See more »
He went out the window... why would someone do that?
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A thunderstorm sounds in the background of the Universal logo. See more »
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is a highly trained assassin, found left for dead at sea. He wakes to find he has no memory of who he is and he needs answers fast if he is to survive the attempts to erase his existence.
The Bourne Identity is excellently paced and brings a great deal of realism to the spy genre. The fight sequences are fast and believable, the car chases are accurately choreographed and the character of Jason Bourne is vulnerable and easy to identify with.
Matt Damon plays the role with apparent ease, he simply slips into the character and brings him to life. As spy thrillers go The Bourne identity one of the best around.
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