An unconscious man is washed ashore on the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he can't remember a thing. He does not know his name, he does not know where his flashback memories come from, and he does not know why the access code for an anonymous Swiss bank account is implanted in his thigh. As he seeks his own identity, things quickly become dangerous. There are attempts to kill him, he is well known in first class hotels across Europe, and worst of all, there are strange similarities between his memories and reported actions of the notorious terrorist, Carlos the Jackal.Written by
Alto Speckhardt <Alto.Speckhardt@student.uni-ulm.de>
Abbott (Donald Moffat) says that Interpol had been trying to catch Carlos for twenty years. In fact, the real Carlos was born in 1949, and did not become a terrorist until 1970, at age twenty-one, when he joined the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (P.F.L.P.). Therefore, if Interpol had been trying to catch him for twenty years in 1987 (when the movie was in production), they would have been trying to catch him before he was known to the world. In actuality, he was not known until his first successful bombing, in France, 1975, just twelve years prior to production. See more »
As Bourne tries to shoot Carlos at the church, he fires a total of 9 shots out of a 5-shot revolver.(5 shots at the car, then 2 at the guard and than 2 more as he chases the car). See more »
Whatever you're getting paid, I'll double it. You were at the bank, you know I can do it.
I wouldn't touch your money.
Money's money. Why not?
Are you serious? Wealth is relative to the time we have to enjoy it. I wouldn't last five minutes.
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Filmed in Europe, the story is based on a classic Robert Ludlum novel. This made for TV movie is better than the average TV fare. Originally a two part mini-series, it tends to have some periods where it drags with too much interplay between the stars but it still contains the usual amount of Ludlum action, suspense and his keen senss of scenery. Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith are supported by a fine European cast which includes Anthony Quayle and Denholm Elliott. Well worth your time. A collectors movie.
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