Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
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
After getting recognition for Swingers (1996), Doug Liman knew he wanted to adapt Robert Ludlum's book. He piloted a plane to Ludlum's home in Glacier National Park in Montana to ask for the rights. See more »
During the car chase, when the yellow van tips over, a large lever used to flip the vehicle is clearly visible on its underside. See more »
[Getting ready to leave Marie's car in front of his apartment house]
Thanks for the ride.
[after a pause]
Well, you can come up, and you can... or you could wait here. I - I can go check it out, but you could wait...
Uh, no, no...
[as she is saying no]
You could wait...
Um, with you, you would probably just forget about me if I... stayed... here.
How could I forget about you?
You're the only person I know.
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A thunderstorm sounds in the background of the Universal logo. See more »
The DVD contains an alternate (more Hollywood-like) ending: Jason looks down on Marie's scooter rental from a hill, then walks down to it. Marie comes out, sees him and goes towards him. Then they embrace and kiss with a glowing sun in the background... See more »
Ready Steady Go
Written by Paul Oakenfold and Andy Gray
Performed by Oakenfold, Vocals by Asher D.
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and Courtesy of Mushroom Records (UK) Ltd. / Perfecto Records See more »
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is a highly trained assassin, found left for dead at sea. He wakes to find he has no memory of who he is and he needs answers fast if he is to survive the attempts to erase his existence.
The Bourne Identity is excellently paced and brings a great deal of realism to the spy genre. The fight sequences are fast and believable, the car chases are accurately choreographed and the character of Jason Bourne is vulnerable and easy to identify with.
Matt Damon plays the role with apparent ease, he simply slips into the character and brings him to life. As spy thrillers go The Bourne identity one of the best around.
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