The Bourne Identity

Universal Released 2002




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Doug Liman

The Bourne Identity focuses on Jason Bourne, a mysterious man found floating near dead in the middle of the ocean with bullet holes riddling his back. As he tries to find his way back to Paris with the help of German-born Marie, Jason starts to realize that his flashes involving a yacht and a dictator from the news, Nykwana Wombosi, and random outbursts that point to his skills not quite being on the right side of life. With more clues leading him to his profession as some kind of assassin, Bourne and Marie set out to escape the number of other agents sent to take him out, including the martial arts combat of Castel and sharpshooter The Professor. What Treadstone and its director, Alexander Conklin don't realize is that amnesia or not, Jason Bourne is still a lethally trained assassin, programmed to hide and seek.


Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    A first-rate thriller with grit and intrigue to spare.

  • 80

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    The Bourne Identity, like its hero, triumphs through sheer unreflective professionalism. It is, by today's standards, a modest thriller, with a self-contained storyline and with ve...

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    This is an entertainment that really entertains because any number of interesting and unexpected choices were made, starting with the selection of Doug Liman as the director.

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    • Production Budget - $60,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $121,661,683 (21st)
      Worldwide Gross - $214,034,224 (20th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $170,870,797
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $300,605,726

    • Production Companies:
      The Kennedy/Marshall Company
      Kalima Productions GmbH & Co. KG
      Stillking Films

    • Taglines
      1. He was the perfect weapon until he became the target.
      2. Bourne to survive
      3. Danger is Bourne.
      4. Who Am I?

    • Filmong locations include:
      Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
      Barrandov Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
      Imperia, Liguria, Italy
      Mykonos, Greece
      Prague, Czech Republic
      Paris, France
      Prague, Czech Republic
      Rome, Lazio, Italy

    • Music:
      It's Undeniable
      Written by Robert Ellis Orrall, Shelly Peiken
      Performed by Dave Gallagher
      Le Lendemain
      Written and performed by Olivier Brion
      Believe Me
      Written by C "Tricky" Stewart, Rudy Currence
      Performed By Rudy
      Written and performed by Adam Hamilton
      Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre)
      Written by Philippe Cohen Solal, Christophe H. Muller, Eduardo Makaroff
      Performed by Gotan Project
      Tous Les Bateaux, Tous Les Bateaux
      Written by Jean-Loupe Dabadie, Paul De Senneville
      Performed byClaudia Polley
      Ready Steady Go
      Written by Paul Oakenfold and Andy Grey
      Performed by Oakenfold and Asher D.
      Extreme Ways
      Written and performed byMoby


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Thrillers, keeping secrets, flashbacks, assassination, characters with double lives