• The Bourne Identity (2002)

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Release Date: June 14th, 2002

DVD Release Date: January 21st, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
The story of a man (Matt Damon), salvaged, near death, from the ocean by an Italian fishing boat. When he recuperates, the man suffers from total amnesia, without identity or background... except for a range of extraordinary talents in fighting, linguistic skills and self-defense that speak of a dangerous past. He sets out on a desperate search-assisted by the initially rebellious Marie (Franka Potente) - to discover who he really is, and why he's being lethally pursued by assassins.

Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Gabriel Mann, Walton Goggins

Director: Doug Liman

Genres: Thriller, Action

Production Co: Hypnotic, Universal Pictures, Stillking Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The outcome is distinctive and entertaining. There's no way you'd mistake this for James Bond, and no reason you would want to.

  • Damon, starring in his first full-fledged action pic, brings a determined bearing and believability to the proceedings. show more

  • Blisteringly fast, Bourne also has a strong or striking supporting actor around every corner: Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles and Clive Owen in roles that range from meaty to amazingly small. show more

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