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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Mystery, Thriller | 23 July 2004 (USA)
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 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

Two years ago, Jason Bourne thought he had walked away from his past. But now the past catches up to Jason Bourne when the CIA threatens to ruin his new life. Bourne and Marie have maintained their anonymous, underground existence at the cost of permanence. Fueled by splintered nightmares and haunted by the past he cannot remember, Bourne moves Marie from city to city, trying to remain one step ahead of the threat implicit in every unexplained stranger's glance, every "wrong number" phone call--that at any second, without any warning, he might get pulled back into the world he hopes he left behind. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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They should have left him alone. See more »


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

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Producer Frank Marshall selected Paul Greengrass as director after he'd seen Greengrass's Bloody Sunday (2002). Marshall was after a director who wasn't intrinsically associated with the action genre, feeling that Greengrass would impart an original spin of his own to the script. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase at the end of the movie the location of the chase switches between the road (Naberezhnaya Tarasa Shevcenko) next to the Hotel Ukraine which is opposite the parliament building to a different road (Sofijskaya Naberezhnaya) which is across the river opposite to the Kremlin and then switches back again to the Hotel Ukraine location. See more »

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[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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Crazy Credits

During the end credits the Marines are listed as Jarheads. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.2 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballade No. 4 in F minor Op. 52
(uncredited)
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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23 July 2004 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,521,865, 25 July 2004

Gross USA:

$176,241,941

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$290,835,269
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