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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

R  |   |  Crime, Romance, Thriller  |  6 August 1999 (USA)
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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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Crime does pay. Handsomely. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Afera Thomasa Crowna  »

Box Office


$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,600,719 (USA) (6 August 1999)


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

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Did You Know?


The suit designer who appears in Thomas Crown's office is Gino Campagna, who has been featured on CNN's Richard Quest's segment. He also the designer responsible for the look of the clothes in the film See more »


Banning's towel, that she holds around her neck, goes from straight to twisted in following scenes. See more »


Detective Michael McCann: I love this neighborhood. Some of these broads are wearing my salary.
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Crazy Credits

This motion picture was in no way authorized, sponsored or endorsed by any museum, nor was any portion of the motion picture filmed inside a museum. The events, characters and other entities (including the museum) depicted in this motion picture are fictitious, and any similarity to actual persons, events or other entities is purely coincidental. See more »


Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.7 (2005) See more »


Written and Performed by Jamshied Sharifi
Courtesy of Shizuka, Ltd.
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User Reviews

Great Movie - Much Better Than The Original!
21 January 2001 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

It was wonderful - much better than the "original" The characters were more interesting, the plot more interesting!

The entire cast gives marvellous performances, Rene Russo and Pierce Brosnan are wonderful, sexy, intelligent and never boring!

I am tired of hearing about Rene's age being a factor, there are sexy talented women of all ages! Her performance is what thrilled me - she gives a multifaceted performance. And its interesting that most of the critical people of her on this site are male. I guess they can't handle a strong- yet vulnerable, intelligent woman.

Kudos to Pierce Brosnan for selecting a woman lead who is not only his contemporary but equal in intelligence and moxy!!

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