The Bourne Identity


1h 58m 2002

Brief Synopsis

The spy thriller opens as an amnesiac is rescued at sea by the crew of an Italian fishing boat. Nearly dead, he carries nothing but the bullets in his back and a bank account number embedded in his hip. Although completely without identity or background, he possesses an array of extraordinary talents in fighting, linguistics and self-defense that speaks of a dangerous past. In the present, he is disoriented and wary as he is propelled into an urgent search to discover who he is and why his life has taken a perilous turn. A Zurich safe deposit box yields an assortment of passports, a hefty load of cash, an automatic weapon and a name--Jason Bourne--with a Paris address. What it means remains a mystery, but Bourne quickly realizes that although he knows no one, there are people who recognize him--and do not wish him well. When he meets Marie Kreutz, a hard-luck German-born wanderer, he makes a desperate pitch--$10,000 for a ride to Paris. Despite her reservations, Marie takes the cash and begins a journey with Bourne that changes her life forever. The trail of Jason Bourne's past snakes from Europe to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, where Treadstone, a clandestine operation is based. As Bourne and Marie struggle to stay below the radar in France, all of the stealthy muscle of Treadstone is focused on tracking them and neutralizing Bourne as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bourne Identity, Identidad desconocida, caso Bourne, El
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Thriller
Spy
Adaptation
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Rome, Italy; Riga, Latvia; Prague, Czech Republic; Paris, France; Zurich, Switzerland; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Prague, Czech Republic; Zurich, Switzerland; Rome, Italy; Imperia, Italy; Mykonos, Greece; Paris, France; Tangier, Morocco

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

The spy thriller opens as an amnesiac is rescued at sea by the crew of an Italian fishing boat. Nearly dead, he carries nothing but the bullets in his back and a bank account number embedded in his hip. Although completely without identity or background, he possesses an array of extraordinary talents in fighting, linguistics and self-defense that speaks of a dangerous past. In the present, he is disoriented and wary as he is propelled into an urgent search to discover who he is and why his life has taken a perilous turn. A Zurich safe deposit box yields an assortment of passports, a hefty load of cash, an automatic weapon and a name--Jason Bourne--with a Paris address. What it means remains a mystery, but Bourne quickly realizes that although he knows no one, there are people who recognize him--and do not wish him well. When he meets Marie Kreutz, a hard-luck German-born wanderer, he makes a desperate pitch--$10,000 for a ride to Paris. Despite her reservations, Marie takes the cash and begins a journey with Bourne that changes her life forever. The trail of Jason Bourne's past snakes from Europe to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, where Treadstone, a clandestine operation is based. As Bourne and Marie struggle to stay below the radar in France, all of the stealthy muscle of Treadstone is focused on tracking them and neutralizing Bourne as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Crew

Jean-marc Abbou

Unit Manager

Jerome Albertini

Unit Manager Assistant

Jan-christophe Allain

Videotape Operator

Fabrice Allan

Stand-In

Mark Allan

Production Manager

Bunny Andrews

Music Editor

Herb Ankrom

Assistant

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Christopher Assells

Sound Effects Editor

Fanny Aubrespin

Assistant Director

Eric Aufevre

Unit Manager

Jean-marc Auriol

Painter

Jean-charles Bachelier

Makeup

Karen M. Baker

Supervising Sound Editor

Gabriela Bartkova

Production Accountant

Bernard Bats

Sound Mixer

Bob Beemer

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Pierre Bensoussian

Office Production Assistant

Nancy Bishop

Casting

Francis Blanche

Song

Melanie Boettcher

Accountant

Catherine Boisgontier

Key Costumer

Laurent Boismare

Stunt Double

Allan Bolle

Camera Operator

Olivier Bonnard

Unit Manager Assistant

Matthew Bouchard

Graphic Artist

Marie Bouvier

Costumer

Justin Brandstater

Matte Painter

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Oliver Brion

Song

Oliver Brion

Song Performer

Libor Bruha

Camera

Regis Brun

Production Manager

Pierre-yves Bruneel

Boom Operator

Don Burgess

Cinematographer

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Christopher Calvi

Costume Supervisor

Remi Canaple

Stunts

Jan Carda

Camera

Patrick Cauderlier

Stunts

Jan Cermak

Best Boy Electric

Nathalie Chéron

Casting

Mark Hunshik Choi

Sound Effects Editor

Pamela Choules

Visual Effects Editor

Jana Chovancova

Art Department Coordinator

James Mitchell Clyde

Production

Philippe Cohen-solal

Song

Rachel Corlet

Script Supervisor

Kristen Crabtree

Accounting Assistant

Nicole Croisille

Song Performer

Patrick Crowley

Producer

Patrick Crowley

Assistant Director

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Yann Cuinet

Assistant Director

Glenn Cunningham

Assistant Editor

Rudy Currence

Song Performer

Rudy Currence

Song

Mario D'orio

Best Boy Grip

Jean-loup Dabadie

Song

Ken Dackerman

Visual Effects

Alain Henri Darthou

Construction Manager

Ines De La Beviere

Assistant Director

Jean-pierre Deschamps

Key Grip

Paul Desenneville

Song Performer

Jean-jacques Desplanques

Stunt Double

Yves Dessca

Song

Armand Deteyrac

Art Director

Alexandre Diaz

Electrician

Dino Dimuro

Sound Effects Editor

Laetitia Dom

Production Secretary

Peter Donen

Visual Effects Supervisor

Fred Dorion

Unit Manager Assistant

Kate Dowd

Casting

Linda Drake

Visual Effects Editor

Guillaume Dreujou

Camera Assistant

Guillaume Dreujou

Loader

Yan Dron

Stunts

Vladimir Duranovic

Grip

Syd Dutton

Visual Effects

David Dwiggins

Visual Effects

Todd Egan

Assistant Sound Editor

Egon Endrenyi

Photography

Victor Ervenka

Stunt Man

Liza D Espinas

Associate Editor

Luc Etienne

Assistant Director

Peter Ettinger

Assistant Editor

Benjamin Euvrard

Assistant

Trinette L Faint

Assistant

Stefen Fangmeier

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jiri Farkas

Makeup

Christian Fauntleroy

Office Production Assistant

Julie Feiner

Adr Editor

Alain Figlarz

Stunts

Stephanie Flack

Dialogue Editor

Chris Flynn

Visual Effects

Travis Flynn

Digital Effects

Jerome Fortier

Carpenter

Bruce L. Fowler

Original Music

David Frak-lauer

Camera Assistant

Aldo Frank

Song

Sarka Frank

Assistant Camera

Mark Freund

Compositing Supervisor

Bla Friedlova

On-Set Dresser

Dave Gallagher

Song Performer

Marella Gambaro

Location Manager

Carolyn Garcia

Effects Assistant

Pierre Garnier

Best Boy Grip

Pierre-yves Gayraud

Costume Designer

Kay Georgiou

Hair Stylist

Richard Gervan

Rotoscope Animator

Tony Gilroy

Screenplay

Pascaline Girardot

Stunt Double

Patrick Girault

Hair Stylist

Richard Gladstein

Producer

Martina Gotthansova

Assistant Director

Laura Graham

Adr Editor

Martin Grange

Transportation Coordinator

Andy Gray

Song

Martin Grosup

Camera Operator

Thibaut Guenois

Grip

Richard Guille

Propman

Eric Guinot

Propman

Guermouh Guy

Generator Operator

Angela Gygi

Props Assistant

Chandra Joy Hagopian

Production Associate

Martin Hall

Visual Effects

Per Hallberg

Supervising Sound Editor

Adam Hamilton

Song

Adam Hamilton

Song Performer

Claire Hammond

Casting Assistant

Thomas M Harrigan

Assistant Editor

Yvan Hart

Plasterer

Marie-pierre Hauville

Accounting Assistant

Maureen Healy

Digital Effects

Dan Hegeman

Sound Effects Editor

Keith Henderson

Avid Editor

Veronica Hernandez

Digital Effects

William Blake Herron

Screenplay

Ron Hersey

Camera Operator

Cyrille Hertel

Stunt Double

Michael Hertlein

Foley Editor

Scott Hilton

Effects Assistant

Roman Hodek

Key Grip

Chris Hogan

Dialogue Editor

Jiri Hons

Electrician

Jiri Hovorka

Key Grip

Heather Hoyland

Visual Effects

Jana Hrbkova

Unit Manager

Jiri Hrstka

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Martin Hub

Stunt Coordinator

Philippe Hubin

Special Effects Supervisor

Jiri Husak

Transportation Coordinator

Sorin Iarovici

Assistant Editor

Craig Jaeger

Foley Editor

Chris Jargo

Adr Editor

Lubos Jirol

Unit Manager

Julianne Jordan

Music Supervisor

Lubos Kadane

Assistant Director

Radan Kapinos

Propman

Mark Kensaton

Effects Assistant

Saar Klein

Editor

Lou Kleinman

Foley Editor

Ota Kobylak

Electrician

Yves Kohen

Gaffer

Petr Konrad

Gaffer

Tamara Koubova

Makeup

Adam Kowalski

Camera Operator

Cloe Kozlowski

Stand-In

Hana Kucerova

Costume Supervisor

Cyril Kuhnholtz

Key Grip

Michaela Kuklova

Accounting Assistant

Pavel Kurak

Loader

Agathe Laemmel

Costumer

Michael Laguens

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Sandro Lavezzi

Assistant Editor

Pascal Lavoue

Property Master

Jennifer Law-stump

Visual Effects

Lynn Ledgerwood

Rigging Grip

Benjamin Leloch

Production

Linda Lew

Foley Recordist

Doug Liman

Producer

Matt Linder

Visual Effects

Kimaree Long

Dialogue Editor

Gary Lowe

Coordinator

Robert Ludlum

Source Material (From Novel)

Robert Ludlum

Executive Producer

Iva Lukesova

Accounting Assistant

Olda Mach

Assistant Director

Anna Mackenzie

Adr Editor

Jean-christophe Magnaud

Special Effects Coordinator

Mark L. Mangino

Dialogue Editor

Martin Manousek

Construction

Rolf Marbot

Song

Alena Mareckova

Makeup

Miroslav Marek

Electrician

Lisa Markou

Effects Coordinator

William Marrinson

Avid Editor

Frank Marshall

Executive Producer

Fumi Mashimo

Animator

Film Details

Also Known As
Bourne Identity, Identidad desconocida, caso Bourne, El
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Thriller
Spy
Adaptation
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Rome, Italy; Riga, Latvia; Prague, Czech Republic; Paris, France; Zurich, Switzerland; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Prague, Czech Republic; Zurich, Switzerland; Rome, Italy; Imperia, Italy; Mykonos, Greece; Paris, France; Tangier, Morocco

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video January 21, 2003

Released in United States on Video January 23, 2003

Brad Pitt was previously in negotiations to star.

Novelist Robert Ludlum's "The Bourne Identity" is the first in his trio of international thrillers featuring master spy Jason Bourne, published in 1980.

Released in United States Summer June 14, 2002

Released in United States on Video January 21, 2003

Released in United States on Video January 23, 2003

Released in United States Summer June 14, 2002