Movies: Just Call Him the Anti-007

In the slickly made The Bourne Identity, a cool Matt Damon loses his memory but never his poise

The amnesia afflicting Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is, luckily for him, only partial. He can't quite remember what line of work he's in (CIA assassin) or how he came to be floating, more dead than alive, in the Mediterranean Sea one dark and stormy night.

On the other hand, once a fishing boat picks him up and he dries off, various useful bits of information suddenly come back to him. For example, the number of a Swiss bank account that contains wads of cash, fraudulent passports and a revolver. A little later, when people start trying to kill him, his skills...

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