History Trivia / TheBourneSeries

4th Jan '17 1:24:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Spectacularly averted for the most part, with only a few minor exceptions:
** Scenes from Zürich and the French countryside in ''Identity'' were filmed in the Czech Republic (in and around Prague), The skyline of and scene taking place in Amsterdam in Supremacy are probably filmed there as well and the very brief re-appearance of Moscow in ''Ultimatum'' was filmed around old [[UsefulNotes/EastGermany GDR]] era buildings in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}.
** In ''Ultimatum'' they filmed a scene set at the Waterloo train station on location, but there was no way they could get the location shut down for filming, so they just worked around the crowd. It generally worked alright as they put up signs to please ignore the film crew.
** Calgary, Alberta served as Alaska, but that doesn't mean Jeremy Renner didn't actually get into glacier water with little protection.
25th Aug '16 5:18:17 AM JamesAustin
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* DoingItForTheArt: Jeremy Renner actually entered glacier water with little protection.

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* DoingItForTheArt: In ''The Bourne Legacy'', Jeremy Renner actually entered glacier water with little protection.



* FakeRussian : Russian FSB agent Kirill is portrayed by New Zealand actor Karl Urban.
* InMemoriam: The film is dedicated to Robert Ludlum, creator of the Bourne series, and Claire Hammond, a colleague of director Doug Liman.

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* FakeRussian : Russian FSB agent Kirill in ''The Bourne Supremacy'' is portrayed by New Zealand actor Karl Urban.
* InMemoriam: The film ''The Bourne Identity'' is dedicated to Robert Ludlum, creator of the Bourne series, and Claire Hammond, a colleague of director Doug Liman.Creator/DougLiman.



* UnderAgeCasting: Julia Stiles played Nicky Parsons, one of Jason Bourne's field handlers on an extremely sensitive mission and apparently has beyond Top Secret clearance given what she is involved in (monitoring all of the Treadstone field agents). In other words, significantly more dangerous to the Agency than Bourne is if she screws up, or if something was missed in her vetting and she is less than 100% loyal. When ''The Bourne Identity'' was released, Stiles was a very young looking ''21''. There's an attempted HandWave in ''The Bourne Supremacy'' when Nicky explains her cover was an exchange student studying in Paris.
** In the latest film, unless Alicia Vikander's character is older than she is, the audience is being forced to believe that a 27-year-old could have a high-ranking position in the CIA. Her demands at the end of the film to be put in an even higher ranked position highlight this.

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* UnderAgeCasting: UnderageCasting:
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Julia Stiles played Nicky Parsons, one of Jason Bourne's field handlers on an extremely sensitive mission and apparently has beyond Top Secret clearance given what she is involved in (monitoring all of the Treadstone field agents). In other words, significantly more dangerous to the Agency than Bourne is if she screws up, or if something was missed in her vetting and she is less than 100% loyal. When ''The Bourne Identity'' was released, Stiles was a very young looking ''21''. There's an attempted HandWave in ''The Bourne Supremacy'' when Nicky explains her cover was an exchange student studying in Paris.
** In the latest film, ''Jason Bourne'', unless Alicia Vikander's character is older than she is, the audience is being forced to believe that a 27-year-old could have a high-ranking position in the CIA. Her demands at the end of the film to be put in an even higher ranked position highlight this.
3rd Aug '16 1:01:23 AM Cinereous
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** The original draft of the first film [[http://gulfnews.com/life-style/celebrity/hollywood/julia-stiles-gave-up-her-adult-life-to-jason-bourne-1.1871485 would have seen Nicky die]] by having her thrown against a wall and breaking her neck. The scene was recut to have her live so that she could appear in a sequel, which she did.
1st Aug '16 2:31:56 PM DrOO7
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** In the latest film, unless Alicia Vikander's character is older than she is, the audience is being forced to believe that a 27-year-old could have a high-ranking position in the CIA. Her demands at the end of the film to be put in an even higher ranked position highlight this.
18th Apr '16 11:44:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Aside from being Creator/MattDamon's most famous role, Nicky is Julia Stiles, the Professor is Clive Owen, Kirill is [[Film/StarTrek Bones]] & [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Éomer]], Kim is [[Film/MissionImpossible Ethan Hunt's fiance]] and Marie is [[Film/RunLolaRun Lola]].
** [[Series/TheShield Walton]] [[Series/{{Justified}} Goggins]] has a bit role in the first as one of the members working at Treadstone HQ.
** [[Creator/JeremyRenner Hawk]][[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} eye]] is Aaron Cross.
** Albert Finney, AKA Daddy Oliver Warbucks from Annie 1982, as Hirsch in ''Ultimatum''.
** [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Celeborn]] is Jarda.
** [[Film/{{Gladiator}} Quintus]] is Marshall.
** How can [[Film/{{Predators}} Hanzo]] beat a Predator? He's actually a LARX agent!
** You'd think [[Creator/EdwardNorton Eric Byer]] would know not to assume a target is dead without witnessing it firsthand...it's not like he hasn't [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk pulled the same trick himself.]]
** Australians and foreign cinema buffs from elsewhere will recognise Shane Jacobson as Mackie in ''Legacy''.
19th Dec '15 7:52:02 PM nombretomado
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** [[TheShield Walton]] [[Series/{{Justified}} Goggins]] has a bit role in the first as one of the members working at Treadstone HQ.

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** [[TheShield [[Series/TheShield Walton]] [[Series/{{Justified}} Goggins]] has a bit role in the first as one of the members working at Treadstone HQ.
25th Sep '15 5:32:47 PM nombretomado
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** [[Creator/JeremyRenner Hawk]][[{{Hawkeye}} eye]] is Aaron Cross.

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** [[Creator/JeremyRenner Hawk]][[{{Hawkeye}} Hawk]][[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} eye]] is Aaron Cross.
14th May '15 11:39:18 PM erforce
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/BradPitt turned down the role of Jason Bourne.
** Creator/CliveOwen was the sniper assassin towards the end of the first movie. In the lead up to ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' he was one of the people in the running for the role of Film/JamesBond, which would have made this movie just a little funnier in hindsight. Still, you can always imagine it was either [[Film/ShootEmUp Smith]] or [[Film/TheInternational Salinger]].

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Creator/BradPitt turned down the role of Jason Bourne.
** Creator/CliveOwen was the sniper assassin towards the end of the first movie. In the lead up to ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' he was one of the people in the running for the role of Film/JamesBond, which would have made this movie just a little funnier in hindsight. Still, you can always imagine it was either [[Film/ShootEmUp Smith]] or [[Film/TheInternational Salinger]].
22nd Mar '15 12:16:05 PM maxwellsilver
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** Australians and foreign cinema buffs from elsewhere will recognise Shane Jacobson as Mackie in ''Legacy''.
22nd Mar '15 12:03:36 PM maxwellsilver
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* SleeperHit: The first film. It had tested horribly and Universal delayed it for a year to do reshoots. When it opened, it was expected to die a quick death against ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' and ''{{Windtalkers}}''. However, reviews and word-of-mouth turned out to be quite positive and it managed to gross over $100 million at the box office.

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* SleeperHit: The first film. It had tested horribly and Universal delayed it for a year to do reshoots. When it opened, it was expected to die a quick death against ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' and ''{{Windtalkers}}''.''Film/{{Windtalkers}}''. However, reviews and word-of-mouth turned out to be quite positive and it managed to gross over $100 million at the box office.
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