The Bourne Identity script
Synopsis: The story of a man (Matt Damon), salvaged, near death, from the ocean by an Italian fishing boat. When he recuperates, the man suffers from total amnesia, without identity or background... except for a range of extraordinary talents in fighting, linguistic skills and self-defense that speak of a dangerous past. He sets out on a desperate search-assisted by the initially rebellious Marie (Franka Potente) - to discover who he really is, and why he's being lethally pursued by assassins.

DARKNESS. THE SOUND OF WIND AND SPRAY.

MUSIC. TITLES.

EXT. OCEAN -- NIGHT

The darkness is actually water. A SEARCHLIGHT arcs across

heavy ocean swells. Half-a-dozen flashlights -- weaker

beams -- racing along what we can see is the deck of an

aging FISHING TRAWLER.

FISHERMEN struggling with a gaff -- something in the water --

A HUMAN CORPSE.

EXT. FISHING BOAT DECK -- NIGHT

THE BODY sprawled there. The Sailors all talking at once --

three languages going -- brave chatter to mask the presence

of death --

SAILOR #1

-- Jesus, look at him --

SAILOR #2

-- what? -- you never saw a dead

man before? --

SAILOR #3

-- look, look he was shot --

(nudging the body--)

SAILOR #1

-- don't, don't do that --

SAILOR #2

-- he's dead, you think he cares? --

SAILOR #1

-- so have some respect -- it's a --

(stopping as--)

THE BODY MOVES! -- convulsing -- coughing up sea water --

the Sailors -- freaked -- jumping back -- standing there, as --

THE MAN begins to breathe.

INT. FISHING BOAT BUNK ROOM -- NIGHT

A wreck. Too small for all the people in here right now --

SAILORS sweeping off the table -- rough hands laying THE MAN

down --

THE CAPTAIN -- brutal and impatient -- watching from the

door as --

GIANCARLO tears through the clutter -- searching for a

medical kit buried in the shambles. GIANCARLO is sixty. A

bloodshot soul.

GIANCARLO:

-- it's here -- hang on -- it's

here somewhere -- give me a

minute -- get some blankets -- get

some blankets on him --

(finding the kit--)

-- here we go -- here it is --

GIANCARLO with an old trunk -- just getting it open, as --

THE CAPTAIN:

Giancarlo.

(Giancarlo turns

back--)

We pick him up? Okay, we have to

pick him up. But that's as far as it

goes.

GIANCARLO:

He needs a doctor.

CAPTAIN:

Fuck that. He lives? He dies? I

don't care. We've wasted two hours

on this shit already. You do what

you can, but we're not going back.

(pure steel now)

You understand me?

GIANCARLO:

Yes, sir.

CAPTAIN:

(to the rest of them)

Let's get back to work!

GIANCARLO watching them run out. Snagging a quick pull on a

pint of rum he's got stashed and --

INT. FISHING BOAT BUNK ROOM -- DAWN -- TIME CUTS

Transformed into a makeshift operating room. A light swings

overhead. THE MAN layed out across the table. Sounds --

groans -- words -- snatches of them -- all in different

languages.

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Tony Gilroy

Anthony Joseph "Tony" Gilroy is an American screenwriter and filmmaker. He wrote the screenplays for the Bourne series starring Matt Damon, among other successful films, and directed the fourth film of the franchise. more…

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