The Bourne Supremacy continues the story of Jason Bourne, a former CIA assassin suffering from psychogenic amnesia. When a hit on him kills his wife instead, Bourne is hell-bent on revenge.
What was Jason Bourne?
Jason Bourne suffers from psychogenic amnesia but has figured out he was a CIA assassin. He experiences dreams and flashbacks of his old life and writes them down in a journal. Jason Bourne, is portrayed by Matt Damon, an actor, film producer and screenwriter.
What kind of deal is Deputy Director Pamela Landy overseeing when the movie begins?
Deputy Director Pamela Landy is overseeing a deal where an operative will pay $3 million to get the "Neski files." These files are important because they detail a theft of $20 million in allocation money seven years ago. More importantly, the files expose a high-ranking mole in the CIA.
Where are Jason Bourne and Marie Kreutz living when the movie opens?
In Bourne Identify, Jason Bourne reunited with Marie Kreutz in Mykonos, Greece, but at the opening of this film the two have moved to Goa, India. Marie Kreutz is portrayed by Franka Potente, a German actress and singer.
To clear his mind after a troubled sleep, what does Jason do on the beach?
Jason goes for a run on the beach, which reflects what he has been doing every day, running from discovery from the CIA. Did you know that between Bourne Identity and Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon gained 22 pounds, for Stuck on You? Damon was asked to shed the weight before coming back for Supremacy.
Who interrupts the deal that Pamela Landy is overseeing?
The deal is interrupted by Kirill, an agent for Russia's Federal Security Service who works for Russian oil oligarch Yuri Gretkov. Kirill kills both men, takes the money and the files, and brings them back to Gretkov. Kirill is played by Karl Urban, best known for playing Éomer in the second and third installments of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
How does Kirill frame Bourne for the killing and the stolen information?
Kirill plants Bourne's fingerprint at the scene, where three explosions were placed to cut the power to the building. On the unexploded device Krills leaves Bourne’s fingerprints. Kirill wears black "Foot Joy" golf gloves when placing the explosives.
How does Landy find out about Operation Treadstone?
After finding Bourne's fingerprint that Kirill planted, Landy goes about getting answers on Operation Treadstone. Did you know in early drafts of the script, Kirill was known only as "Mock-Bourne"?
What is Kirill’s next job to finish the mission?
Once the blame is on Bourne, it’s important to eliminate him so there are no more questions or investigations. Kirill has that job and goes to Goa, India, to do it. In India, Bourne spots Krill while buying a bottle of Himalayan Natural Mineral Water from a street vendor.
What happens when Kirill goes after Bourne?
After Bourne spots Kirill, Bourne flees with Marie. Kirill shoots and kills Marie instead of Bourne. Their vehicle plunges into a river and Bourne leaves after unsuccessfully attempting to save Marie. The initial draft of the screenplay had Marie dying when a bus veers off the road and slams into her.
Once the car goes off the bridge, what does Bourne try to do?
Matt Damon said the scariest moment in the series was filming the underwater scene in Bourne Supremacy, when the car goes underwater. He explained, “I had to go to a pool with this great stunt guy and dive master a couple of times a week for a month or so to train me to relax underwater without an oxygen mask and with a blindfold and, later, to do simple tasks underwater like tying a shoe...”
Some years ago, Russian politician, Bladimir Neski, was going to identify the thief. Then what happened?
Pamela Landy tells Abbott that the CIA agent who stole the $20 million was named in the Neski files. Some years previously, Russian politician Vladimir Neski was about to identify the thief when he was supposedly murdered by his wife in a Berlin hotel. However, it was Bourne’s first “hit” and it was never in his file, as it was never to be tracked to Abbott.
Why does Bourne allow himself to be identified by security in Naples?
After getting detained, he subdues his CIA interrogator and copies the SIM card from his cell phone. Using it, he learns about Landy and the frameup. Did you know Matt Damon accidentally knocked out Tim Griffin, who played the CIA interrogator, John Nevins, during the scene where he was detained?
Who is Jarda?
Jarda tells Bourne that Treadstone was shut down after Conklin's death, and then tries to kill him. The fight coordinator, Jeff Imada, explained, “I came up with the idea of using a rolled-up magazine and had to convince a few people that it would be a functional weapon.” Also, Matt Damon and Marton Csokas would hit each other in the arm with it before takes and would get bruises from it.
Why was the magazine in the toaster important?
It was a clever way to create a slow fuse. To make the explosion look real, three stuntmen wearing cabled harnesses are violently yanked up and away from the explosion, landing on off-camera airbags.
Who in the Amsterdam office of the CIA is questioned about Bourne?
Bourne follows Landy and Abbott as they meet former Treadstone support technician, Nicky Parsons, to question her about Bourne. Nicky is portrayed by Julia Stiles, who has earned numerous awards and nominations from all the top award ceremonies.
Why does Bourne call Landy the first time?
Believing that the CIA is hunting him again, Bourne calls Landy from a nearby roof and is told of the reason for his pursuit. According to lines in the script, it would take the CIA agents 90 seconds to triangulate his position. Bourne disconnects the call exactly 88 seconds later.
How does Bourne give the CIA the slip when meeting with Nicky?
Bourne learns from Nicky that Abbott was the head of Treadstone, not Conklin. Bourne remembers that he murdered Neski in Berlin, but Nicky says it is not in his files. No one can believe that Bourne didn’t kill her. Even Nicky thought she would be killed.
Who says this to Bourne? “Word in the ether was you'd lost your memory.” Jason Bourne: “You still should have moved.”
Jarda, the only other Treadstone assassin left, says this to Bourne. However, it is never made clear how Jason knew where Jarda was or even who Jarda was. According to the script, Jarda is actually the driver in the Berlin flashbacks Jason is having.
Who answers Tom Cronin? Tom Cronin: “He's making his first mistake.” “It's not a mistake. They don't make mistakes. They don't do random. There's always an objective. Always a target.”
When Jason looks into the security camera in Naples, Tom Cronin thinks Bourne is making his first mistake. But Nicky knows better than that, Treadstone operatives don’t make mistakes. Did you know that Julia Stiles, who plays Nicky, received an Emmy nod for her work on Dexter?
What happens to Danny Zorn, who was Conklin’s assistant but is now assisting Landy?
Danny Zorn (Conklin's assistant) suspects that Bourne was not involved. He explains his theory about the circuit breakers to Abbott. Abbott kills Zorn during the explanation. Zorn is played by Gabriel Mann, an actor and model, known for his role as Nolan Ross on the ABC drama series, Revenge.
Who is Kirill talking to? Kirill: “You told me I had one month off.” “You told me Jason Bourne was dead.”
Kirill, tasked once again by Gretkov with killing Bourne, follows Bourne to Moscow. Kirill chases Bourne and shoots him in the shoulder. Bourne flees in a stolen taxi, a Russian-made Volga 3110.
Why does Bourne go to a Berlin hotel to look for his next clue?
Bourne visits the hotel where the killing took place and recalls more of his mission—he killed Neski on Conklin's orders, and when Neski's wife showed up, he shot her to make it look like a murder–suicide. That’s when he realizes what kind of impact this would have had on their child.
What is Bourne’s weapon of choice when he breaks into Abbott’s hotel room?
Bourne breaks into Abbott's hotel room and records a conversation between Abbott and Gretkov that incriminates them in the theft of the $20 million. Abbott also admits that he had Bourne framed and ordered the hit in Goa. If you were Bourne with all of this happening, you wouldn’t smile much. In fact, Jason Bourne doesn’t show his pearly whites at all in the movie.
Why doesn’t Bourne kill Abbott?
Abbott expects Bourne to kill him, but Bourne, thinking of Marie, refuses. He knows she wouldn’t want him to do that, and he wants to honor her memory. Bourne carries a SIG-Sauer P225.
What happens after Bourne leaves and Landy confronts Abbott about her suspicions?
After Bourne leaves, Landy confronts Abbott about her suspicions. He points a gun at Landry, then at himself, committing suicide in front of her. Director Paul Greengrass used mostly handheld cameras and a muted color palette to give the movie a real-life feel. Greengrass also made sure all the stunts were achieved practically.
What is in Landy’s hotel room, after she sees Abbott?
Landy returns to her hotel room where she finds an envelope that Bourne has delivered to her room, containing the tape of Abbott's conversations with Gretkov and Bourne. Did you notice when Jason is on the rooftop observing Pamela and staff through his rifle scope, he sees everyone clearly and unobstructed? However, camera shots inside the building show sheer white curtains across all the windows.
Who does Bourne want to talk to in Moscow?
Bourne locates Irena and confesses to murdering her parents. He knows it can make a difference about how she feels about her parents. Irena is played by Oksana Akinshina, a Russian actress best known for her roles in Sisters, Lilya 4-ever and Hipsters.
When Bourne calls Landy one more time, before the movie ends, what transpires?
In New York, Bourne calls Landy because he heard that she wants to talk to him. They discuss all of the above. Did you know that after all the chase scenes and fight scenes, the visible body count was nine?
What is Bourne’s reply to Landy?
Bourne isn’t going to meet with Landy. He wants to stay as far away from the tentacles of the CIA as he can. Bourne then says, "Get some rest, Pam. You look tired," indicating that he is in New York and watching her. He will always be one step ahead.
What was Jason Bourne’s name at birth?
Landy tells Jason Bourne that his name is David Webb and that he was born on April 15, 1971, in Missouri. Matt Damon, who portrays Jason Bourne, was born approximately six months earlier, on October 8, 1970.
What did the critics think of the film?
The film received favorable reviews from critics. They may not have rated it in the top 10%, but they enjoyed it nevertheless. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 81%, based on reviews it monitors.
What did the fans think of the film?
The audience gave Bourne Supremacy a higher rating than the critics, with a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Financially, Bourne Supremacy did better at the box office than the first movie, Bourne Identity. Both were box-office successes.
Which of these nominations did the film receive?
Not only did the film receive nominations from all of the above, but it also received nominations from the Empire Awards, UK, for the Best British Director of the Year - Paul Greengrass. In addition, the MTV Movie Awards nominated the film for the Best Action Sequence – The Moscow Car Chase Sequence - as well as for the Best Male Performance – Matt Damon.
Which of these awards did the film win?
Besides the above wins, the stunts were particularly praised. Bourne Supremacy won the Taurus Award from the World Stunt Awards Association for the Best Stunt coordinator and Best Work with a Vehicle.
Which of these accolades did Bourne Supremacy receive?
Bourne Supremacy, as well as all the Bourne films, is noted for the use of real stunt work, in contrast to the growing use of computer-generated imagery in action scenes. The Bourne films also use everyday items as weapons, unlike the Bond futurist weapons. From plot to stunts, the film ranks 454th on Empire magazine's 2008 list of the 500 greatest movies of all time.
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