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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Mystery, Thriller | 23 July 2004 (USA)
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When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.

Director:

Paul Greengrass

Writers:

Robert Ludlum (novel), Tony Gilroy (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Damon ... Jason Bourne
Franka Potente ... Marie
Brian Cox ... Ward Abbott
Julia Stiles ... Nicky
Karl Urban ... Kirill
Gabriel Mann ... Danny Zorn
Joan Allen ... Pamela Landy
Marton Csokas ... Jarda
Tom Gallop ... Tom Cronin
John Bedford Lloyd ... Teddy
Ethan Sandler ... Kurt
Michelle Monaghan ... Kim
Karel Roden ... Gretkov
Tomas Arana ... Martin Marshall
Oksana Akinshina ... Irena Neski
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Storyline

After escaping from the emotional and physical pain he previously encountered. Jason Bourne and his girlfriend Marie begin a new life as far away as possible. But when an assassination attempt on Bourne goes horribly wrong, Bourne must re-enter the life he wanted to leave behind, in order to find out the truth why they are still after him. Written by Film_Fan

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They stole his identity. Now he wants it back. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and intense action, and for brief language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Russian | German | Italian

Release Date:

23 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Bourne Verschwörung See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,521,865, 25 July 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$176,241,941, 23 December 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$288,500,217, 23 December 2004
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Bourne visits the assassin Jarda in Germany, it is never made clear how Jason knew where he was or even who he was. There is one section of dialogue exchanged as - Jarda: "Word in the ether was you'd lost your memory." Jason Bourne: "You still should have moved." - giving the only indication of remembrance. According to the script Jarda is actually the Driver in the Berlin Flashbacks Jason is having. Also, deleted dialogue between Jason and Jarda further explain that Jarda had found Bourne and Maria somewhere in Greece, but Bourne got a leg up on Jarda and could have killed him. In the script Jarda asks Bourne "Why didn't you kill me then?" in which Bourne replies "Because she didn't want me to.". See more »

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One scene that is supposed to take place in Russia shows a building with a big Tatra logo on the top. Tatra is an automobile manufacturer in Czechy and they have no branches in Russia. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Conklin: [voiceover - memories] This is not a drill, soldier. We clear on that? This is a live project. You are go. Training is over. Training is over.
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The opening titles only include the production company and the title of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The NBC TV network version does the usual time and content edits. The most obvious change is Abbott's suicide being shown off-screen with a cut to outside the building and the gunshot sound and audio of Pamela Landy's shock being heard, all contrary to the theatrical version which showed it in more intense detail. See more »

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Soundtracks

Ballade No. 4 in F minor Op. 52
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Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Played in the Hotel Brecker lobby
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A much more interesting, camp-free James Bond
17 July 2006 | by Flagrant-BaronessaSee all my reviews

The Bourne series are, without a doubt, the Bond films of the 21st century. What is even better is that they are the Bond we've been waiting for: one without the cheese, sleaze, camp predictable villains and cheap puns. This second installment in the series is a well-made, engaging adrenaline-booster and surprisingly every bit as good as The Bourne Identity.

Once again, we get to follow Matt Damon as Jason Bourne on the search for his lost identity. He had initially planned on putting his past behind him, but it sneaks up on him in the form of an assassination attempt in Thailand - while he is enjoying his life with Marie (Franka Potente). What I love about Franka Potente is that she is such a natural beauty and not in-your-face gorgeous like Bond girls and the like. It all fits with the low-key style of the film.

This film has mostly moved away from the flashy technology and violent showdowns of its fellow action-thrillers. Bourne Supremacy instead moves back to more traditional kinds of action, just like The Bourne Identity did. Its focus is the chase, not the confrontation or the gadgets. It is extraordinarily refreshing to see an action film like this, even more when it accomplishes everything it sets out to do and has so much brains.

The only minus to The Bourne Supremacy is its shaky, dizzying camera-work. I know a lot of people have complained about this, and usually I would disagree because this kind of cinematography can be a good thing, but it goes slightly overboard in the film at several points.

8/10


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