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A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and without memory, then races to elude assassins and recover from amnesia.

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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 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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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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Doug Liman set out to make this film with the feel of the movie inspired by Run Lola Run (1998), in which Franka Potente (who plays Marie in this movie) played the main part. See more »

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At the CIA briefing on Wombosi's shakedown Abbott's seat is occupied by a different man. In the next shot that man is gone and Abbott is sitting in the seat. See more »

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Jason Bourne: Look, I'm... you're acting like I'm trying to burn you here. I'm just trying to do the right thing.
Marie: Nobody does the right thing.
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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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