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
When Bourne initially docks with the fishermen who find him, he gets off and walks across the street. As he crosses a small motor buggie begins toward him in the opposite direction. Right as the two are about to intersect two pedestrians cross the foreground, momentarily obstructing the view. After they move, Bourne has disappeared. If you watch closely you can see Bourne's (Matt Damon's) feet underneath the motor buggie running behind with it to stay concealed. Once it has gotten to the right side of the screen you see his body come up from ducking behind the buggie. See more »
When Jason first picks up the pen in the Paris apartment he puts the cap on the top, but in the next shot the cap is gone. Later, the cap reappears and disappears. See more »
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 »
This story has been done several times in the past, most recently in "A Long Kiss Goodnight". It's also true that Doug Liman and the producers created their own Jason Bourne mythology,since this movie is different in many ways to the book. But the truth is Liman takes an old story and puts a new fast paced spin on it.
Matt Damon stars as the enigmatic assassin who just wants to figure out who he is. As he travels from city to city he's followed by CIA agents who want to dispose of him to save their own jobs. He's helped along the way by Marie played by the brilliant Franka Potente. Together they come face to face with the people that want them dead.
The cast is great and so is the story. This film should be on everyone's top ten list.
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