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The Bourne Identity 

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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Jason Bourne 2 episodes, 1988
...  Marie St. Jacques 2 episodes, 1988
...  Gen. François Villiers 2 episodes, 1988
...  David Abbott 2 episodes, 1988
...  Carlos 2 episodes, 1988
...  Fritz Koenig 2 episodes, 1988
...  Dr. Geoffrey Washburn 2 episodes, 1988
...  The Fat Man 2 episodes, 1988
...  Gold Glasses 2 episodes, 1988
...  D'Armacourt 2 episodes, 1988
Bill Wallis ...  Chernak 2 episodes, 1988
Franziskus Abgottspon ...  Zurich cabbie #2 2 episodes, 1988
Frederick Bartman ...  Man in bank lobby 2 episodes, 1988
John Carlin ...  Stossel 2 episodes, 1988
George Lane Cooper ...  Gigantic Man 2 episodes, 1988
Otto Dornbierer ...  Boarding house manager 2 episodes, 1988
...  The Beggar 2 episodes, 1988
John Harding ...  BBC TV newsman 2 episodes, 1988
Kate Howard ...  Angelique 2 episodes, 1988
Leslie Lai ...  Vietnamese wife 2 episodes, 1988
...  Bertinelli 2 episodes, 1988
Wayne Michaels ...  Man in elevator 2 episodes, 1988
Jürgen Pruschanski ...  Zurich cabbie #1 2 episodes, 1988
...  Johann 2 episodes, 1988
William Roberts ...  Peter 2 episodes, 1988
...  Apfel 2 episodes, 1988
Rand Takeuchi ...  Vietnamese boy 2 episodes, 1988
Roger Tebb ...  Blonde man 2 episodes, 1988
...  Sen. Crawford 2 episodes, 1988
...  D'Anjou 2 episodes, 1988
...  Gillette 2 episodes, 1988
Jacqueline Pearce ...  Madame Jacqui 2 episodes, 1988
...  Gen. Conklin 2 episodes, 1988
Michael Anthony ...  French priest 2 episodes, 1988
...  Stevens 2 episodes, 1988
Marianne Borgo ...  Boutique receptionist 2 episodes, 1988
David Michael Clarke ...  Carl 2 episodes, 1988
Joseph Frost ...  Young David Webb 2 episodes, 1988
...  New York cabbie 2 episodes, 1988
Fabreice Houg ...  Paris cabbie 2 episodes, 1988
...  Abbott's driver 2 episodes, 1988
Robert MacLeod ...  Yachtsman 2 episodes, 1988
Sylvia Marriott ...  Meg 2 episodes, 1988
Ted Maynard ...  Dugan 2 episodes, 1988
James Walker ...  Chef 2 episodes, 1988
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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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Na podstawie ksiazki Roberta Ludluma, mistrza literatury sziegowskiej. [Poland] See more »


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8 May 1988 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The microfiche embedded under Bourne's skin and read by the doctor has the following "GEMEINSCHAFT BANK ZURICH 0.7.17.0.12.14.26.0". See more »

Goofs

Marie tells Bourne that the number for the guy in the bank is 46782255. When Bourne dials the number, the last numbers we see him dialing are 4321. See more »

Quotes

Jason Bourne: Why here, Geoff, when you're as good as you are?
Geoffrey Washburn: They said I was drunk. They said I killed two patients on the operating table because I was drunk. I could've got away with one but not two. They said they saw a pattern emerging.
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Referenced in The Porne Ultimatum (2008) See more »

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A very good TV movie
7 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time when I was about 12 years old. I've seen it several times afterwards and I still think there's something very thrilling about this movie. Only little is revealed to the audience in the first half of the movie and it's easy to imagine how hard it must be for Bourne to know so little about himself. During the whole movie but especially in the beginning he's the one being chased by the others and everyone else seem to have more information about him than himself. I think that "The Bourne Identity" is well worth watching although it might seem a bit outdated now. Even if the historical facts (Carlos wasn't really killed by Bourne, on the other hand, the link to the real terrorist is pretty weak anyway) might not be true it's still a very good and exciting movie.


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