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

Cast

Jaclyn Smith Marie St. Jacques
Donald Moffat David Abbott
Peter Vaughan Fritz Koenig
James Faulkner D'Anjou
Richard Chamberlain Jason Bourne
Shane Rimmer Gen. Conklin
Denholm Elliott Dr. Geoffrey Washburn
Anthony Quayle Gen. François Villiers
Wolf Kahler Gold Glasses
Terry Richards Johann
(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

Jaclyn Smith Marie St. Jacques
Donald Moffat David Abbott
Peter Vaughan Fritz Koenig
James Faulkner D'Anjou
Richard Chamberlain Jason Bourne
Shane Rimmer Gen. Conklin
Denholm Elliott Dr. Geoffrey Washburn
Anthony Quayle Gen. François Villiers
Wolf Kahler Gold Glasses
Terry Richards Johann
Michael Mellinger Bertinelli
Cyril Shaps Apfel
Bruce Boa Sen. Crawford
Robert MacLeod Yachtsman
Raymond Johnson Abbott's driver
Michael Anthony French priest
Michael Habeck The Fat Man
Sylvia Marriott Meg
James Laurenson Gillette
John Harding BBC TV newsman

Producers

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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