The Bourne Identity 2002

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The Bourne Identity ★★★½ 2002 (PG-13)

First-rate international espionage thriller loosely based on the first book (published in 1981) of Robert Ludlum's trilogy, previously filmed as a 1988 TV miniseries starring Richard Chamberlain. A young man (Damon) gets fished out of the ocean with a couple of bullet holes and amnesia—his only clue a numbered Swiss account. This reveals he has multiple identities, including that of Jason Bourne, who has an apartment in Paris. To get there, Bourne pays free-spirited Marie (Potente) for a ride. As Bourne tries to piece his past together, he learns he's a highly efficient assassin for a covert CIA operation and his boss (Cooper) considers him a rogue operative and is trying to kill him. 118m/C VHS, DVD, UMD, HD DVD . US Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles, Gabriel Mann, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Walton Goggins, Josh Hamilton, Tim Dutton; D: Doug Liman; W: Tony Gilroy, W(illiam) Blake Herron; C: Oliver Wood; M: John Powell.