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The Bourne Identity (2002)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bourne
... Marie
... Conklin
... The Professor
... Ward Abbott
... Wombosi
... Zorn
... Research Tech
... Research Tech
... Nicolette
... Giancarlo (as Orso Maria-Guerrini)
... Eamon
Denis Braccini ... Picot
... Castel (as Nicky Naude)
David Selburg ... Marshall
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Storyline

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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Rated PG-13 for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Identidad desconocida  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,118,640, 16 June 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$121,661,683

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,034,224
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Trivia

Doug Liman based a lot of the CIA operation's details on his father's memoir. Arthur L. Liman was chief counsel in the Iran-Contra hearings in the 1980s. See more »

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When sitting in the car in Paris, just before the car chase, Marie's fingernails go from being shorter and multi-colored to long and having no polish in a matter of seconds. See more »

Quotes

Jason Bourne: [talking to Conklin] I told you to come alone, but I guess that was too hard. So try this - I'm gone.
[hangs up cell phone]
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Written by Adam Hamilton
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Don't watch this movie if you think James Bond is someone who you can meet in real life.
13 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

Next to Ronin, this is one of the best action / spy movies that I've ever seen. I heard a lot of good critics, but didn't know what to think about it. I only saw it 2 years after it first appeared and I'm a little disappointed that I didn't go watch it in the cinema.

I'm not too keen on movies like James Bond and other stuff in this genre, but this one is a lot better. Normally you see the "super hero" using all kinds of weird gadgets, driving extremely fast sports cars and sleeping with ladies who look more like prostitutes than being normal women.

Jason Bourne however doesn't have all this things, which makes this movie a lot more realistic. The fights are fast and very realistic but still entertaining. The action scenes are believable, no super-gadgets, no incredibly willing women sharing his bed... Our hero even shows definite signs of physical vulnerability despite a very high level of training and competence. In the meanwhile he has to deal with amnesia, while being hunted without knowing why. In the end this is still a man which you can identify yourself with.

I would say: Go watch it when you are a fan of movies like Ronin, don't watch it if you think James Bond is a person who you can bump into on the streets when going out. Personally I would award this movie with an 8/10.


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