The Bourne Identity

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The Bourne Identity is a 1988 American mystery action thriller television movie adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel The Bourne Identity. The film adaptation was written by Carol Sobieski, directed by Roger Young for Warner Bros. read more

The Bourne Identity is a 1988 American mystery action thriller television movie adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel The Bourne Identity. The film adaptation was written by Carol Sobieski, directed by Roger Young for Warner Bros. Television with Richard Chamberlain in the title role, along with Jaclyn Smith. It follows the storyline of the original novel, with a run-time of 3 hours 5 min. With commercials added, the running time was extended to four hours. The film was first shown on ABC in two two-hour installments over two nights. The film was the last TV film for both Anthony Quayle and Denholm Elliott.

Original Release

05/08/1988 on ABC

US Release

05/08/1988

Cast

Peter Vaughan Fritz Koenig
Bruce Boa Sen. Crawford
Anthony Quayle Gen. François Villiers
Shane Rimmer Gen. Conklin
Jaclyn Smith Marie St. Jacques
James Faulkner D'Anjou
Cyril Shaps Apfel
Jacqueline Pearce Madame Jacqui
Denholm Elliott Dr. Geoffrey Washburn
Robert MacLeod Yachtsman
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #1.1 Monday, 09 May 1988
2 Episode #1.2 Tuesday, 10 May 1988

Directors

Roger Young

Writers

Robert Ludlum, Carol Sobieski

Cast

Peter Vaughan Fritz Koenig
Bruce Boa Sen. Crawford
Anthony Quayle Gen. François Villiers
Shane Rimmer Gen. Conklin
Jaclyn Smith Marie St. Jacques
James Faulkner D'Anjou
Cyril Shaps Apfel
Jacqueline Pearce Madame Jacqui
Denholm Elliott Dr. Geoffrey Washburn
Robert MacLeod Yachtsman
Sylvia Marriott Meg
Donald Moffat David Abbott
Richard Chamberlain Jason Bourne
Leon Herbert New York cabbie
Michael Anthony French priest
Terry Richards Johann
James Walker Chef
Robert Arden Stevens
Philip Madoc D'Armacourt
Wolf Kahler Gold Glasses

Producers

Alan Shayne Executive Producer
Martin Rabbett Producer
Frederick Muller Producer
Carol Sobieski Producer
Gayle Scott Producer

Editors

Benjamin A. Weissman, Ellen Ring Jacobson

1989 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1988 Emmy Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Won
1988 Emmy Outstanding Editing for a Miniseries or a Special - Single Camera Production Nominated
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