The Bourne Identity (2002)

He was the perfect weapon until he became the target.

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Podcast Release Date:
Jun 28, 2016

Bourne Series Episode 2

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In 2002 a new action franchise was Bourne. Starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, The Bourne Identity modernized and heavily revised Robert Ludlum’s original novel. Despite a modest budget, the film connected with critics and audience members alike. With the upcoming sequel Jason Bourne in theaters this July, it’s time to check Bourne’s original Identity.  Does the film hold up 14 years later? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

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Movie Details

Series
Bourne
Original Title
The Bourne Identity
Title
The Bourne Identity
Director
Doug Liman
Author
Robert Ludlum
Producer
Doug Liman, Richard N. Gladstein, Patrick Crowley
Writer
Actors
Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Gabriel Mann, Julia Stiles, Walton Goggins, Josh Hamilton, Orso Maria Guerrini, Tim Dutton, Denis Braccini, Nicky Naudé, David Selburg, Demetri Goritsas, Russell Levy, Anthony Green, Hubert Saint-Macary, David Bamber, Gwenaël Clause, Emanuel Booz, Philippe Durand, Vincent Franklin, Paulette Frantz, Thierry René, Roger Frost, David Gasman, Harry Gilbert, Delphine Lanson, William Cagnard, Kait Tenison, Joseph Beddelin, Rainer Werner, Katie Thynne, Aaron Lilly, Ronald Benefield, Bradley J. Goode, Troy Lenhardt, Joshua McNew, Joe Montana, John Pawlikowski, Michael Rix, Brad Rizer, Andrew Webster, Houston Williams, Alain Grellier, Arnaud Henriet, Jean-Yves Bilien, Danny Erskine, Elwin 'Chopper' David
Runtime
1 h 59 min
Release Date
14 June 2002
Genres
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Overview
Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him dead. However, Bourne realizes that he has the combat and mental skills of a world-class spy—but who does he work for?

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