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The Bourne Identity (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Mystery, Thriller | 14 June 2002 (USA)
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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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 Peet

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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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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$27,118,640 (USA) (14 June 2002)

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$121,468,960 (USA) (8 November 2002)
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The secret C.I.A. cell Treadstone is inspired by the real life secret C.I.A. cell 'The Enterprise', which organised the Iran-Contra affair. The character of Conklin is based on Oliver North while Ward Abbott is a combination of John Poindexter and Robert McFarlane. See more »

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Close-ups of Marie holding the papers from the assassin's bag (when she examines the contents of the bag at the apartment and then in the car at the train station), the nails on the hands are long with clear polish, but Marie's nails are short with multi-colored dark polish. See more »

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Marie: [Jason Bourne meets Marie for the first time, when she is about to get into her car. She is suspicious of him] What are you looking at?
Jason Bourne: I heard you inside.
Marie: What?
Jason Bourne: The consulate. I heard you talking? I thought maybe we could help each other.
Marie: How's that?
Jason Bourne: You need money. I need a ride outta here.
Marie: I'm not running a car service just now, thank you.
Jason Bourne: I'll give you ten thousand dollars for driving me to Paris.
Marie: [She says in German] What, do you think I am, a fool?
Jason Bourne: [He replies in German] You'd be a fool not ...
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Written by Yves Dessca, Aldo Frank
Performed by Nicole Croisille
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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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