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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 attempting to regain his memory.

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Doug Liman

Writers:

Tony Gilroy (screenplay), W. Blake Herron (screenplay) (as William Blake Herron) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Damon ... Bourne
Franka Potente ... Marie
Chris Cooper ... Conklin
Clive Owen ... The Professor
Brian Cox ... Ward Abbott
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Wombosi
Gabriel Mann ... Zorn
Walton Goggins ... Research Tech
Josh Hamilton ... Research Tech
Julia Stiles ... Nicolette
Orso Maria Guerrini ... Giancarlo (as Orso Maria-Guerrini)
Tim Dutton ... Eamon
Denis Braccini Denis Braccini ... Picot
Nicky Naudé ... Castel (as Nicky Naude)
David Selburg David Selburg ... Marshall
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Storyline

When a body is recovered at sea still alive, the mystery man (Damon) seems to have forgotten everything in life, including who he was. Eventually he begins to remember smaller details in life and soon finds out that his name was Jason Bourne. What he doesn't like is the gun and fake passports belonging to him. Now Bourne, and his new friend, Marie Helena Kreutz (Potente) travel from country to country in search of his new identity. But someone is not happy to see him alive, and is frantically trying to track him down. Written by Peet

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

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Trivia

The movie was shot in seven European nations, but mostly in the cities of Paris and Prague. See more »

Goofs

When Jason is being pursued through the American consulate the red duffel bag changes from his right to left shoulder and back several times. See more »

Quotes

Conklin: Great police work, really brilliant! Why don't they just hang out a banner that says "Don't come back"! Jesus Christ. What is the French word for 'stake-out', huh?
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Crazy Credits

A thunderstorm sounds in the background of the Universal logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Unsolved Mysteries: Mystery on the Rooftop (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Believe Me
Written by Christopher Stewart (as Christopher "Tricky' Stewart) and Rudy Currence
Performed by Rudy
Courtesy of Red Zone Entertainment
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Before Watching: The Bourne Identity (2002)
15 July 2019 | by josephrygaardSee all my reviews

"The Bourne Identity" (2002) is the first installment in the famous Bourne-franchise. If you want to get as much out of it as possible, there are a few things you need to keep in mind before watching:

Some attention needs to be paid to the minor characters, especially the different assassins. The more you understand and get from the first half, the more sense the second half will make.

The Bourne Identity has a bit of everything - tension, sensuality and surely violence. Neither part, however, is overly prominent (except perhaps the violence in the third act), to the degree where it is detracting from the overall story and characters. The focus stays steady, and the tone doesn't shift very much throughout the runtime. Not a lot else needs to be said - prepare for a thrilling dive into one of the greatest action movies of the 2000s.

My overall grade: 8/10.


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Release Date:

14 June 2002 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Seine River, Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,118,640, 16 June 2002

Gross USA:

$121,661,683

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,034,224
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