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The Bourne Identity 

Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Mini-Series (1988)
An injured, unconscious man washes ashore in a small French town. As he recovers, it becomes quite clear, someone is trying to kill him.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Richard Chamberlain ...  Jason Bourne 2 episodes, 1988
Jaclyn Smith ...  Marie St. Jacques 2 episodes, 1988
Anthony Quayle ...  Gen. François Villiers 2 episodes, 1988
Donald Moffat ...  David Abbott 2 episodes, 1988
Yorgo Voyagis ...  Carlos 2 episodes, 1988
Peter Vaughan ...  Fritz Koenig 2 episodes, 1988
Denholm Elliott ...  Dr. Geoffrey Washburn 2 episodes, 1988
Michael Habeck ...  The Fat Man 2 episodes, 1988
Wolf Kahler ...  Gold Glasses 2 episodes, 1988
Philip Madoc ...  D'Armacourt 2 episodes, 1988
Bill Wallis Bill Wallis ...  Chernak 2 episodes, 1988
Franziskus Abgottspon Franziskus Abgottspon ...  Zurich cabbie #2 2 episodes, 1988
Frederick Bartman Frederick Bartman ...  Man in bank lobby 2 episodes, 1988
John Carlin John Carlin ...  Stossel 2 episodes, 1988
George Lane Cooper George Lane Cooper ...  Gigantic Man 2 episodes, 1988
Otto Dornbierer Otto Dornbierer ...  Boarding house manager 2 episodes, 1988
Freddie Earlle ...  The Beggar 2 episodes, 1988
John Harding John Harding ...  BBC TV newsman 2 episodes, 1988
Kate Howard Kate Howard ...  Angelique 2 episodes, 1988
Leslie Lai Leslie Lai ...  Vietnamese wife 2 episodes, 1988
Michael Mellinger ...  Bertinelli 2 episodes, 1988
Wayne Michaels Wayne Michaels ...  Man in elevator 2 episodes, 1988
Jürgen Pruschanski Jürgen Pruschanski ...  Zurich cabbie #1 2 episodes, 1988
Terry Richards ...  Johann 2 episodes, 1988
William Roberts William Roberts ...  Peter 2 episodes, 1988
Cyril Shaps ...  Apfel 2 episodes, 1988
Rand Takeuchi Rand Takeuchi ...  Vietnamese boy 2 episodes, 1988
Roger Tebb Roger Tebb ...  Blonde man 2 episodes, 1988
Bruce Boa ...  Sen. Crawford 2 episodes, 1988
James Faulkner ...  D'Anjou 2 episodes, 1988
James Laurenson ...  Gillette 2 episodes, 1988
Jacqueline Pearce ...  Madame Jacqui 2 episodes, 1988
Shane Rimmer ...  Gen. Conklin 2 episodes, 1988
Michael Anthony Michael Anthony ...  French priest 2 episodes, 1988
Robert Arden ...  Stevens 2 episodes, 1988
Marianne Borgo Marianne Borgo ...  Boutique receptionist 2 episodes, 1988
David Michael Clarke David Michael Clarke ...  Carl 2 episodes, 1988
Joseph Frost Joseph Frost ...  Young David Webb 2 episodes, 1988
Leon Herbert ...  New York cabbie 2 episodes, 1988
Fabreice Houg Fabreice Houg ...  Paris cabbie 2 episodes, 1988
Raymond Johnson Raymond Johnson ...  Abbott's driver 2 episodes, 1988
Robert MacLeod Robert MacLeod ...  Yachtsman 2 episodes, 1988
Sylvia Marriott ...  Meg 2 episodes, 1988
Ted Maynard Ted Maynard ...  Dugan 2 episodes, 1988
James Walker James Walker ...  Chef 2 episodes, 1988
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Storyline

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>

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Basada en el bestseller del espionaje Robert Ludlam. [Spain] See more »


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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

8 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bourne Identity See more »

Filming Locations:

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France See more »

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Mono | Stereo (remix for video release)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Bourne shoots buckshot at a gas tank from fifty meters/yards, buckshot from that distance would not make a gas tank combust (it probably won't even make a dent), and lead pellets do not spark when they hit cast iron. See more »

Quotes

Jason Bourne: Whatever you're getting paid, I'll double it. You were at the bank, you know I can do it.
Gold Glasses: I wouldn't touch your money.
Jason Bourne: Money's money. Why not?
Gold Glasses: Are you serious? Wealth is relative to the time we have to enjoy it. I wouldn't last five minutes.
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Referenced in Resident Evil (2002) See more »

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I liked it!
31 May 2004 | by tin2019See all my reviews

I agree that the movie is a bit old, and I haven't read the book so I can't say if it's better. But I like it more than a newer, Matt Damon, version because it has a more interesting plot, and an intriguing ending.

The acting is good and the characters are well developed. The only thing I liked better in the new Bourne Identity is that the martial arts are phenomenal and the action scenes very intense, but everything else is better in the older one.

All in all it is a very good thriller with some corny scenes here and there, but it'll provide you with much suspense and an interesting ending that you would never expect.


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