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
In the beginning of the film Jason Bourne is looking in the mirror and says, "Weet je wie ik ben? Hou dan godverdomme op met dat gezeik en zeg het me." It's Dutch, and means, "Do you know who I am? Then cut the goddamn bullshit and tell me." It is one of the few instances where Dutch is used correctly in a Hollywood production, as it is often substituted for German. See more »
At the end of the film when Ward Abbott is testifying on Capitol Hill about the CIA's programs, there are Washington, DC city flags behind the panel to which Abbott is speaking. Although the event is taking place in Washington, there would never be city flags displayed at a Federal or Congressional proceeding, only USA flags. See more »
Whatever we do, we have to do it together. We have to...
We? The only thing we had in common was that neither one of us knew who you were! We are past that now.
Marie! Listen to me! The police will find us, and the people who took that picture, the people who killed Wombosi, they are going to come here and they will kill us.
The people you work for!
I will take you wherever you need to go. I will take you there, and I will leave you there. You can do whatever you want, you never have to see me ...
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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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