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
At Doug Liman's instruction, screenwriter Tony Gilroy did not read the "Bourne Identity" novel; instead, he worked solely from an outline prepared by Liman. See more »
In the fight scene where Jason takes down three men in the Embassy lobby, the Marine embassy guard posted at the door loses his dress cover (hat) 3 times, once directly in front of him and rolls off Jason's right arm, the second time in the overhead shot as the Marine swings his baton it's coming off again and bounces off Jason's face and right shoulder and gets trapped between them, and the third time it's back on the Marine, as his head snaps backward it falls behind the Marine guard as Jason shoves the Marine into the man that ordered him to stop. 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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