The Bourne Identity (Bourne Movie #1)

This is the first of the Bourne movies. Produced in 2002, the film is loosely based on Robert Ludlum's 1980 novel, the Bourne Identity. Staring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, the movie is about an amnesiac deep cover CIA operative attempting to discover his true identity. Jason Bourne, it turns out, is part of project Treadstone, a clandestine project within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 

In addition to Matt Damon, the film stars Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Julia Stiles, Clive Owen, and Brian Cox. The Bourne Identity film was directed by Doug Liman and adapted for the screen by Tony Gilroy and William Blake Herron. Robert Ludlum, author of the first three Bourne novels, died in 2001; however, he is credited as the film's producer along with Frank Marshall. 
Plot summary: A severely injured man is found floating in the Mediterranean Sea by an Italian fishing crew. Embedded into his hip is a device with the number of a Zurich bank account. After discovering numerous passports, currencies, and a gun in the bank's deposit box, the man learns that his name is Jason Bourne, and that he lives in Paris. 

From that moment on, Bourne is tracked by the CIA and narrowly escapes numerous attempts on his life, only to discover that he himself is a skilled CIA assassin.

During much of his journey, Bourne is accompanied by Marie (Franka Potente). As Marie is the only person Bourne knows, they form a strong bond. In an effort to uncover the truth about his identity and reconstruct his past, Bourne uncovers several Agency secrets that could be a huge embarrassment. 
Bourne learns that the CIA will not stop until they have eliminated him. So, is is forced to leave Marie behind and go after the men who would see him dead. Bourne reverses a Treadstone trap and brings the fight back to his original handlers.
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