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The Bourne Legacy (2012)

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An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

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Tony Gilroy

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Renner ... Aaron Cross
Scott Glenn ... Ezra Kramer
Stacy Keach ... Adm Mark Turso USN Ret.
Edward Norton ... Col Eric Byer, USAF, Ret.
Donna Murphy ... Dita Mandy
Michael Chernus ... Arthur Ingram
Corey Stoll ... Zev Vendel
Alice Gainer Alice Gainer ... Lean Forward MSNBC Anchor
Prue Lewarne Prue Lewarne ... CNN Reporter
Howard Leader Howard Leader ... MSNBC Man Analyst
James Joseph O'Neil ... Sterisyn-Morlanta Gateman
Rachel Weisz ... Dr. Marta Shearing
Tony Guida ... Dr. Benezara
Sonnie Brown Sonnie Brown ... Dr. Lieberburg
Neil Brooks Cunningham ... Dr. Dan Hillcott
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Storyline

The events in this movie take place around the same time as the events in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). When a British reporter was writing an expose about Black Ops operations Treadstone and Black Briar, and the ones responsible for them are concerned. And when Jason Bourne, former Treadstone operative got the file on Treadstone and Black Briar and gave it to Pamela Landy who then passed it to the media. When the men behind Treadstone and Black Briar learn of this, they're concerned how this will affect other ops they have. They decide it's best to shut down all ops and make sure make everyone involved disappears. They try to take out Aaron Cross who is part of another op called Outcome, but he manages to survive. He then seeks out Dr. Marta Shearing who worked on him when he began. It seems part of the program is for all subjects to take medications but he has run out, which is why he seeks her. But someone tries to kill her. He saves her and she tells him, he should have stopped ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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

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Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

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USA | Japan

Language:

English | Russian | Filipino | Ukrainian

Release Date:

10 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marcher See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,142,825, 12 August 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$113,203,870, 8 November 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$276,144,750, 8 November 2012
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2.39 : 1
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The only Bourne film in which Marie Kreutz is neither featured nor referenced in any way. Nicky Parsons isn't mentioned either nor she appears in the movie. See more »

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When Dr Shearing was being questioned in her house, she gets upset and says she was trying to visit her sister and then everything went to DEFCON 4. DEFCON 4 is next to the lowest lever of defense readiness condition and where the US military normally has been. She should have said DEFCON 2 or 1. See more »

Quotes

Aaron Cross: We have less than eight minutes to clear out of here, okay?
Dr. Marta Shearing: Yes.
Aaron Cross: Good. Beacause the next thing coming though that door is going to wipe us out.
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Soundtracks

Cleaning This Gun (Come on in Boy)
Written by Casey Beathard, Marla Cannon-Goodman
Performed by Rodney Atkins
Courtesy of Curb Records, Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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'Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg.'
12 December 2012 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

It is understandable that there is a difference of opinion about THE BOURNE LEGACY, but comparing it to the original three Jason Bourne movies is unfair. This is a 'legacy' left by the environment in which Jas Bourne was hatched an as such, for this reviewer, it works very well. The film is beautifully shot in superb cinematography, has a series of tight incidents that demand explanation but which get little due to the fact that this is a spy film about the various intelligence agency and occult secret scientific projects that are always in progress in every country. It is an expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

As someone distilled the plot, 'this film deals with the fall out of the exposure of "Operation Blackbriar" and how an another agency with in the government is trying to cover up their program in order not to be caught up with the coming scandal create by Jason Bourne. "Outcome", the program in question is an offshoot of both "Treadstone" and "Blackbriar" but with a huge difference, they are tabbing into science to create super agents that are faster and stronger than any other agent before them.'

Suffice it to say that the new cast handles this very obtuse plot with a high degree of fine acting. Jeremy Renner is excellent, always reminding us of his humanity while he flies around in incredibly impossible flight situations. The extraordinary Rachel Weisz brings a complex role into the realm of credibility. The solid support cast includes the always excellent Edward Norton, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, Albert Finney, Oscar Isaac, David Strathairn, and Joan Allen just to keep the balance form the previous Bourne films in place.

The speed of the action, the poundingly purposeful musical score and the non-stop fascinating twists and turns make this a top-notch film. It does carry on the 'legacy' of Ludlum's ideas, but manages to hold its own without too much replay of the originals.

Grady Harp


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