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The Bourne Legacy (2012)

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An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

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Tony Gilroy

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Renner ... Aaron Cross
Scott Glenn ... Ezra Kramer
Stacy Keach ... Adm Mark Turso USN Ret.
Edward Norton ... Col Eric Byer, USAF, Ret.
Donna Murphy ... Dita Mandy
Michael Chernus ... Arthur Ingram
Corey Stoll ... Zev Vendel
Alice Gainer ... Lean Forward MSNBC Anchor
Prue Lewarne ... CNN Reporter
Howard Leader Howard Leader ... MSNBC Man Analyst
James Joseph O'Neil ... Sterisyn-Morlanta Gateman
Rachel Weisz ... Dr. Marta Shearing
Tony Guida ... Dr. Benezara
Sonnie Brown Sonnie Brown ... Dr. Lieberburg
Neil Brooks Cunningham ... Dr. Dan Hillcott
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Storyline

The events in this movie take place around the same time as the events in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). When a British reporter was writing an expose about Black Ops operations Treadstone and Black Briar, and the ones responsible for them are concerned. And when Jason Bourne, former Treadstone operative got the file on Treadstone and Black Briar and gave it to Pamela Landy who then passed it to the media. When the men behind Treadstone and Black Briar learn of this, they're concerned how this will affect other ops they have. They decide it's best to shut down all ops and make sure make everyone involved disappears. They try to take out Aaron Cross who is part of another op called Outcome, but he manages to survive. He then seeks out Dr. Marta Shearing who worked on him when he began. It seems part of the program is for all subjects to take medications but he has run out, which is why he seeks her. But someone tries to kill her. He saves her and she tells him, he should have stopped ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for violence and action sequences | See all certifications »

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Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

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USA | Japan

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English | Russian | Filipino | Ukrainian

Release Date:

10 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,142,825, 12 August 2012

Gross USA:

$113,203,870

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$276,144,750
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Eric Byer (Edward Norton) learns that the "Outcome" who survived the cabin drone attack was Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), and recognizes the name without surprise. This is because Norton was Renner's Commanding Officer in Iraq in 2003 and was the one who recruited him for the Blackbriar Project which explains the scene of his "death" shown on the Fallen Heroes website he shows to Weisz. The Blu-ray and DVD feature these scenes that were cut out of the film. See more »

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When they are being chased on the motorbike and they are knocked off at the end of the chase, the come to a sudden stop as if connected to a wire. See more »

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Aaron Cross: We have less than eight minutes to clear out of here, okay?
Dr. Marta Shearing: Yes.
Aaron Cross: Good. Beacause the next thing coming though that door is going to wipe us out.
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Decent piece of action / thrillers - but where's Bourne??
27 September 2012 | by gwilson1982See all my reviews

What's this film got to do with Bourne? Not much, that's for sure. There are some flashbacks to the previous films, some hints of a relationship, but those are more confusing than helpful. The fourth part of the trilogy is almost like trying to attach a second tail to a dog. Or fifth wheel to a car. Or a... You get the point. Without the Bourne name, it would have been yet another action thriller, the same as everything else. The plot is straightforward, get item A, go to point B, fight bad guy C.

But does this make it a bad film then? Not really. It's still enjoyable entertainment for a night out in cinemas. The main actors are great, things are happening, the pace is solid and entertainment wise you have no been short-changed. There is enough action and tension in the film, not the least in how the secret government agency goes forth in its information gathering activities. The chase scene towards the end is a bit uninspired though - except for the very final part. Go watch it, but don't expect it to be as good as the first Bourne film.


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