The Bourne Identity
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Visible crew/equipment: After Bourne and Marie get to Paris, Bourne is sleeping and Marie awakens him. Shortly after he gets out of the car you can see a crew member's head reflected in the rear right window. (00:34:25)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene at Treadstone HQ's where Chris Cooper is looking at the screen of the mini that Matt Damon is getting into, he takes off his glasses. It goes to the screen and then goes back to Chris Cooper and he takes off his glasses again and puts them in his breast pocket.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bourne is moving up the stairs in the embassy, as he approaches the 5th floor you see the legs and feet of someone either standing, or perhaps an evacuee. In the shot immediately following, the person is gone. (00:21:30)

Continuity mistake: When Jason is viewing the CIA agent from the roof of the building, Jason is standing directly behind the big letters of the name. There's a cut and you can see the agent on the bridge and in the background the building on which Jason should be standing, but Jason is NOT there. If the actor were in this clear shot, he would easily be visible. At the next cut he's back again behind the big letters. (01:36:33)

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Continuity mistake: When Matt Damon is on the boat, his gun shot wounds are on his left shoulder blade in a horizontal line. In the hotel scene when Marie is taking off his shirt, they are diagonal between his shoulder blades. (00:02:53)

Continuity mistake: When Chris Cooper is going to meet Bourne on the bridge, he passes an agent in a wool cap who is facing the street. The shot changes to Bourne looking through the scope, and the man in the wool cap has instantly turned 180 degrees to face the water.

Factual error: When Conklin flies to Paris, we see him board a Dassault Falcon 900 that bears the registration "N-GIDE." This is not a valid United States aircraft registration. All US registrations have an "N" followed by up to four alphanumeric characters without a hyphen in between (e. G, N601AW). (01:35:10)

Visible crew/equipment: When Eamon is running away with Marie and his kids, the camera passes behind the car and a crew member is reflected in the trunk.

Continuity mistake: When Jason goes into the bank in Switzerland for the first time, he puts his hand up to the identification plate, and then he takes it off. It reads him and allows him to go in, but the next shot shows him taking his hand off the reader again. (00:15:12)

Factual error: When Jason asks Marie for the pay phone number in front of the Hotel Regina, she gives him a 7-digit number, 616 2468. A French phone number would be 8 digits, not including the (0)1 prefix. (01:01:35)

Continuity mistake: Just after Bourne knocks out Conklin and walks toward the door, his pistol is a totally black Walther P5K. When the door opens in the next shot, it has changed to a black framed pistol with a silver slide.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film, Matt Damon has a flashing light attached into his chest, then we see it's a big red battery pack attached to a light, at the end of the movie, when he is having flashbacks, the battery pack and the light are not on the wet suit he has on, and the light is not flashing when he was in the water. (00:01:46)

Continuity mistake: Throughout the movie, Marie is wearing nail polish. When Jason and her are talking in the car when he returns from the train station, however, there is a shot of her having Jason's money in her hands. She is not wearing nail polish and her fingernails are longer - someone else's hands or the scenes were shot out of sequence and she had longer nails and nailpolish.

Revealing mistake: Just as Jason is returning to the car from the train station after dumping the bag in a locker, spectators can be seen watching the filming, which was apparently done on the sly and without consent. Nonetheless, the onlookers did notice the film shoot and followed the actors' actions, who are not doing anything in the scene to draw attention to themselves. Watch the black man to the left of Jason in the background, he follows the scene and his head turns as he watches. Then look behind Marie right after that and there are 2 or 3 people watching as well, in the background. This is very visible and very distracting. (00:50:50)

Continuity mistake: When Matt Damon is handed the bank number in the beginning of the movie, his fingers aren't bloody. In the next shot, they are.

Continuity mistake: In the last firefight, after Matt Damon jumps down the stairwell, we are shown a shot at the top of the stairs where there are bullet holes in the wall. If you look carefully, you can see where they have been plastered over in previous takes. (01:47:13)

Other mistake: After Jason rams the man through the railing at the top of the stairs, he puts in a new clip. As he falls through the air, he shoots the other guard once. Then, he puts in a new clip when he rises after the fall. After one shot?

Continuity mistake: As Conklin walks on to the Pont Neuf, the French "associate" watches him directly and then speaks into his collar (a very obvious tip-off as to what's going on). But as Bourne watches this happen, the Frenchman has his back to Conklin, without adequate time to have turned around.


Continuity mistake: After Jason kills The Professor, we see Eamon walking to his car with his children and opening the right side passenger door. We then cut to a shot of Marie and then back to Eamon. His car's boot is now suddenly open as well as the right side passenger door, but we never hear him open it during the shot of Marie. (01:30:20)


Jason Bourne: How could I forget about you? You're the only person I know.

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Trivia: In the final scene at the scooter shop, look at the hanging plant behind Marie. The red bank bag used throughout the movie is the pot. (01:50:23)

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Question: On the DVD main menu, does anyone know what song is playing? And is it on the album?

Answer: The artist is "Genuine Childs", the song is just called "The Bourne Identity DVD menu music score". It's not on the Bourne album, but you can find it on their soundcloud page:


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