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A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

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Self-made billionaire Thomas Crown is bored of being able to buy everything he desires. Being irresistible to women, he also does not feel any challenge in that area. But there are a few things even he can't get, therefore Thomas Crown has a seldom hobby: He steals priceless masterpieces of Art. After the theft of a famous painting from Claude Monet, the only person suspecting Thomas Crown is Catherine Banning. Her job is to get the picture back, no matter how she accomplishes her mission. Unfortunately, Catherine gets involved too deeply with Thomas to keep a professional distance to the case. Fortunately, Thomas seems to fall for her, too. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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6 August 1999 (USA)  »

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El caso Thomas Crown  »

Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£916,452 (UK) (20 August 1999)

Gross:

$69,304,264 (USA) (11 February 2000)
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Trivia

The film originally showed Crown breaking the backing of the Claude Monet painting in order to fit it into his briefcase. However, John McTiernan later decided that audiences might be put off if they saw him in some way damage the painting, so he edited the scene so that it only showed Crown putting the folded painting into his briefcase, and figured most people wouldn't catch on to the fact that the briefcase was half the size of the painting. See more »

Goofs

When the thieves first cut a hole in the wall with a cutting torch, the piece they cut out pivots to the viewer's left. In the next shot, it pivots towards the floor and in the third shot it pivots to the right. See more »

Quotes

Detective Michael McCann: [about Thomas Crown] Do you realize what kind of flesh-eating lawyers this guy is going to have?
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, the letters in the names of principal cast and crew switch same-letters (i.e., the "R's" in "Pierce Brosnan", the "E's" in "Dennis Leary"). See more »


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THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND
Written by Michel Legrand, Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman
Performed by Sting
Sting appears Courtesy of Interscope Records
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Live this movie, guys
18 July 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

For a few minutes , 120 or so you will feel like you are living the life of the protagonist.

A smile will be on your face throughout the movie. An anticipation will build on and you will enjoy a climax every 15 minutes or so.

This movie is one of its kind, not to mention Pierce Brosnan who looks tailor made for this role.

Every few years a movie comes that you remember throughout your life, sometimes it may appeal to one group and detract another, but the people to whom it appeals, it touches their heart and they are deeply influenced by it. It is one of those movies

After Clint Eastwood it was Pierce Brosnan who could actually play a real, relaxed , laid back, mature man in Hollywood.


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