Bourne Identity, The (1988)

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The Bourne Identity (1988) DVD Region 1 (Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Complete Miniseries. Color.

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Jaclyn Smith, Anthony Quayle, Donald Moffat, Denholm Elliott.

The original classic TV adaptation of Robert Ludlum's bestseller has distinct advantages over its big-screen counterpart. It's far more loyal to Ludlum's serpentine plot, boasts greater latitude of geography and character development (allowing Richard Chamberlain's fine performance in the title role), and achieves a big-budget look and feel. Suffering from amnesia and forced to piece together his past as a world-class assassin, Jason Bourne (Chamberlain) enlists the aid of a Canadian economist (Jaclyn Smith. Consistently intelligent and well-paced, Chamberlain and Smith have strong chemistry and their dangerous adventure--and eventual romance--is played out against a dozen European locations. Incorporating more of Ludlum's interwoven subplots, this ambitious Bourne is a globetrotter's delight, with a spy-thriller identity all its own.

 Richard Chamberlain won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.