March 12th, 2012: The Bourne Identity (2002)

Cast and Crew:  Frank Marshall (Executive Producer); Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Walton Goggins, Julia Stiles

What It’s About:  An amnesic man (Matt Damon) struggles to figure out his identity while pursued by assassins.

Why Watch it Today?: Robert Ludlum died today in 2001.  Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity novel was previously adapted into a mini-series in the 1980s, but it was Doug Liman’s film that really took off, resulting in a trilogy of well-regarded films that revived the flagging espionage genre.

Where to Get It: Amazon, iTunes and Vudu; Netflix (rental only) or your local library.

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