What's the Difference between The Bourne Identity the Book and The Bourne Identity the Movie?


The Bourne Identity

Released: 1980
Author: Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Identity

Released: 2002
Director: Doug Liman
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Jason Bourne
Jason Bourne
Portrayed by: Matt Damon
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   Bourne is found in the water and he has several gunshot wounds and a laceration on his head. He has been shot twice.
   Bourne is attacked in Switzerland by two unknown men while in an elevator. He instinctively defends himself revealing his skills. He defends him self against two police officers on a park bench.
   Bourne takes a hostage, a French-Canadian government economist, Marie St. Jacques. He steals a car and has her drive. He approaches Marie Kreutz, a German and offers her $20,000 to take him to Paris.
   Bourne and St. Jaques are captured. While at separate locations, Bourne kills his captors and saves Marie from being raped. He is shot and they go to a hotel so Jason can recover. This doesn't happen.
   Carlos the Jackal features prominently in the story. He isn't mentioned.
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