DVD 119 mins IMDB 7.4 (39,562 votes)
The Bourne Identity
Universal Studios (2002)
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(2005 )
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA  /  English

Matt Damon Jason Bourne
Franka Potente Marie Helena Kreutz
Chris Cooper Alexander Conklin
Clive Owen The Professor
Brian Cox Ward Abbott
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Nykwana Wombosi
Gabriel Mann Danny Zorn
Walt Goggins Research Tech (as Walton Goggins)
Josh Hamilton Research Tech
Julia Stiles Nicky
Walton Goggins Research Tech
Orso Maria Guerrini Giancarlo
Tim Dutton Eamon
Denis Braccini Picot
Nicky Naude Castel
David Selburg Marshall

Director Doug Liman
Producer Patrick Crowley; Doug Liman; Richard Gladstein
Writer Robert Ludlum; Tony Gilroy; Willam Blake Herron; W. Blake Herron
Cinematography Don Burgess; Daniel Mindel; Oliver Wood
Musician Roberto Concina; Andy Gray; Moby; Paul Oakenfold; John Powell
User Credit 1 Saar Klein; Christopher Rouse
User Credit 2 Pierre-Yves Gayraud

The best-selling suspense novel by late author Robert Ludlum comes to the screen for a second time, following a 1988 made-for-TV movie. Matt Damon stars as Jason Bourne, a barely alive amnesiac with a pair of bullet wounds in his back, pulled from the Mediterranean by Italian fishermen. Bourne's only clue to his own identity is a bank account number etched on a capsule implanted in his body. He quickly finds the Zurich bank where money, a gun, and a few identification documents await, but after he's pursued by security goons at the American consulate, Bourne realizes he can trust no one and offers a German gypsy named Maria (Franka Potente) ten thousand dollars for a ride to Paris. Encountering more professional killers bent on his destruction, Bourne discovers that he possesses a surprising degree of skill in combat, martial arts, and linguistics — handy talents that clearly indicate his past includes work as a spy and assassin, but for whom? With Maria's reluctant help, Bourne edges closer to the truth, something CIA officials want concealed at all costs. The Bourne Identity co-stars Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, and Julia Stiles. — Karl Williams

Edition Details
Barcode 025192155123
Region Region 1
Chapters 20
Release Date 2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Violence and some language.
User Text 2 He was the perfect weapon until he became the target.
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Trivia: There are no opening credits besides the Title Card. (more)

Goofs: Factual errors: The names on his Russian Passport are written both in Cyrillic and Latin letters. In Cyrillic they say "Lshtshfum, Ashef" (which is a total nonsense), and in Latin letters it is "Kiniaev, Foma". (more)

Jason Bourne: Who has a safety deposit box full of... money and six passports and a gun? Who has a bank account number in their hip? I come in here, and the first thing I'm doing is I'm catching the sightlines and looking for an exit.
Marie: I see the exit sign, too, I'm not worried. I mean, you were shot. People do all kinds of weird and amazing stuff when they are scared.
Jason Bourne: I can tell you the license plate numbers of all six cars outside. I can tell you that our waitress is left-handed and the guy sitting up at the counter weighs two hundred fifteen pounds and knows how to handle himself. I know the best place to look for a gun is the cab of the gray truck outside, and at this altitude, I can run flat out for a half mile before my hands start shaking. Now why would I know that? How can I know that and not know who I am?

Awards: 3 wins & 4 nominations (more)