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 »
The Russian passport in Jason's deposit box reads "Moscou" instead of "Moscow." Russian passports use English as a second language, therefore the use of the French spelling "Moscou" is an error, even for passports issued in Paris. 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 »
I was pleasantly surprised with the Bourne Identity.Very rarely do I get to watch a movie that surpasses my expectations.First of all can I say that there are so many films out there that have the same regurgitated ideas and plot lines.Not many of which have any originality.
This however is one of the exceptions thankfully and pleasantly.Centred around a man who gets washed ashore and with no memory.( OK so this has been done before !!) but this movie was original.A selection box of mystery, action and great acting by all concerned.Haven't seen much of Mr Damion I have to admit but he was impressive.The photography ( can I use that term without sounding like a theatre studies student ?) was very good.In fact watching this movie was like watching one of those middle of the night foreign movies in a funny sort of way.However this was much more.
In a word this film was ORIGINAL.Well directed and well acted. Good to see a film that doesn't have to rely on spectacular special effects and painted backdrops.This film worked because it worked without any of that.( Now I am waffling)
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