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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

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Paul Greengrass

Writers:

Tony Gilroy (screenplay), Scott Z. Burns (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Damon ... Jason Bourne
Julia Stiles ... Nicky Parsons
David Strathairn ... Noah Vosen
Scott Glenn ... Ezra Kramer
Paddy Considine ... Simon Ross
Edgar Ramírez ... Paz (as Edgar Ramirez)
Albert Finney ... Dr. Albert Hirsch
Joan Allen ... Pam Landy
Tom Gallop ... Tom Cronin
Corey Johnson ... Wills
Daniel Brühl ... Martin Kreutz
Joey Ansah ... Desh
Colin Stinton ... Neal Daniels
Dan Fredenburgh ... Jimmy
Lucy Liemann ... Lucy
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Storyline

Bourne is once again brought out of hiding, this time inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar--an upgrade to Project Treadstone--in a series of newspaper columns. Bourne sets up a meeting with Ross and realizes instantly they're being scanned. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally, ultimately, uncover his dark past whilst dodging The Company's best efforts in trying to eradicate him. Written by Corey Hatch

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This Summer Jason Bourne Comes Home See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action | See all certifications »

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Voted as Movie of the Year 2007 by Empire Magazine. It is Paul Greengrass's second work in two consecutive years to be voted Movie of the Year by Empire. His previous film, United 93 (2006) was voted as Movie of the Year 2006. See more »

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As Pam speaks to the group assembled to track Bourne after Noah introduces her several digital clocks are briefly visible on the wall behind her (1426, 1926, 1726, 0326, 2226). She tells the agents that they are 9 hours behind the toughest target they have ever tracked. They further state that his last known location was at 1200 Zulu in London which is noon local time. 9 hours would be 2100 at night in London and Madrid. When we see Bourne in Madrid it is still light out and at best dusk with only a few lights on. None of the clocks match the correct time either in local New York time or GMT as they should read at least 2100 Zulu on one of them.. See more »

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Russian dispatch officer: Suspect from tunnel auto chase, heading east from Kievsky Train Station.
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Connections

Referenced in Conan: The Bourne Ultimate Frisbee Tournament (2011) See more »

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Extreme Ways (Bourne's Ultimatum)
Written, Produced and Performed by Moby
Courtesy of Mute Ltd.
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Ultimatum is Easily the Best Bourne
6 August 2007 | by jmbartleSee all my reviews

Paul Greengrass definitely saved the best Bourne for last! I've heard a lot of people complain about they way he filmed this movie, and some have even compared the camera style to the Blair Witch Project. All I have to say to that is...are you kidding me? Come on it was not that bad at all. I think it helps the action scenes to feel more realistic, which I would prefer over highly stylized stunt choreography. As for the rest of the movie I really didn't even notice it.

You can tell that Damon has really gotten comfortable with the role of Jason Bourne. Sometimes that can be a bad thing, but in this case its a really good thing. He really becomes Jason Bourne in this installment. Damon also has a great supporting cast in Joan Allen, Ezra Kramer, and Julia Stiles. David Strathairn was a great addition to the cast, as he added more depth to the secret CIA organization.

Even though the movie is filled with great car chases and nonstop action, they managed to stick a fair amount of character development in their with all of that going on. This film stands far above the other two Bourne movies, and is definitely one of the best movies of the 2007 summer season!


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Release Date:

3 August 2007 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,283,690, 5 August 2007

Gross USA:

$227,471,070

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$444,100,035
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2.39 : 1
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