Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
Based very loosely on Robert Ludlum's novel, the Bourne Identity is the story of a man whose wounded body is discovered by fishermen who nurse him back to health. He can remember nothing and begins to try to rebuild his memory based on clues such as a Swiss bank account, the number of which is implanted in his hip. He soon realizes that he is being hunted and takes off with Marie on a search to find out who he is - and why he is being hunted.Written by
Jason Bourne finds a Tag Heuer Link Chronograph Auto CT5111 wristwatch in the bank box. He continues not only to wear it through the rest of the film but the rest of the Bourne series. The reason Matt Damon is not listed as an ambassador for Tag Heuer is simply because he prefers Rolex. He actually wears a vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 1016. In fact, Matt Damon went to a college reunion back in 2002 and bought each of his 36 classmates a $3,623.18 Rolex watch. See more »
When Jason opens the safety deposit box in the Gemeinschaft Bank in Zurich, the contents are spread evenly around the tray, with the heavy gun on the left. But the box had just been carried upright (by the handle) and set down on the table, so that the contents should all be in a heap on the right-hand side. See more »
He went out the window... why would someone do that?
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A thunderstorm sounds in the background of the Universal logo. See more »
According to Doug Liman's audio commentary on the American DVD, the European version of the film contains an additional 1:00 scene, which was cut to make the film shorter in the US. It is included among the bonus features on the American DVD and involves Jason and Marie eating with Eamon and his children at their farmhouse. In the scene, Jason makes a connection with Eamon's young son, setting up the scene a few minutes later when Marie finds Jason looking down at the sleeping children. See more »
This story has been done several times in the past, most recently in "A Long Kiss Goodnight". It's also true that Doug Liman and the producers created their own Jason Bourne mythology,since this movie is different in many ways to the book. But the truth is Liman takes an old story and puts a new fast paced spin on it.
Matt Damon stars as the enigmatic assassin who just wants to figure out who he is. As he travels from city to city he's followed by CIA agents who want to dispose of him to save their own jobs. He's helped along the way by Marie played by the brilliant Franka Potente. Together they come face to face with the people that want them dead.
The cast is great and so is the story. This film should be on everyone's top ten list.
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