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The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity | Worldwide Ticket Sales: $214,034,224

Domestic Total: $121,661,683
Foreign: $92,372,541
Distributor: Universal
Release Date: June 14, 2002
Genre: Action
Runtime: 1 hr. 58 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Production Budget: $60 million

The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American German film adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s novel. It stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man suffering from extreme memory loss and attempting to discover his true identity amidst a clandestine conspiracy within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The film also features Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. The Bourne Identity (2002 film), the first in the Bourne film series, is followed by The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Bourne Legacy (2012), and Jason Bourne (2016).

The film was directed by Doug Liman and adapted for the screen by Tony Gilroy and William Blake Herron. Although Robert Ludlum died in 2001, he is credited as the film’s producer alongside Frank Marshall. Universal Pictures released the film to theaters in the United States on June 14, 2002 and it received a positive critical and public reaction.