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 was an assassin in the Vietnam war with an alias Cain. He has an alias of Kane, but he was never in Vietnam. He was an assassin.
   He is treated by a doctor in Marseille for a long period of time, to recover. He is treated by the doctor on the boat which finds him.
   The story takes place in 1980. The story takes place in 2002.
   Bourne has a microfilm implanted in his hip revealing a bank account in Zurich. Bourne has a small laser pointer implanted in his hip revealing a bank account in Zurich.
   An English doctor, Geoffrey Washburn, operates on Bourne's wounds after the ship's captain gives Bourne to him. The ship's doctor stitches together Bourne's wounds after retrieving him from the water.
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