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Friday, 23 October 2015

The Bourne Identity (1988)

A two-part adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s novel (1980) of the same name. Richard Chamberlain is Bourne, a man for whom identity is a problem. Having been shot and lost his memory all he knows is that he's handy with a gun and people want to kill him. It's a cliché, no doubt, but the turns in the story, particularly near the end, are strong enough to overcome the familiarity.
Bourne's journey to uncover his past takes him to high class hotels and seedy, graffiti covered motels, aided by Charlie's Angel Jaclyn Smith.
It would be a terrifying ordeal not knowing who you are. The two parts try their best to illustrate that on a TV Movie budget.

3 puzzle pieces out of 5

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