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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Lombard ...
Bill Ambrozy ...
Michael Bahr ...
Proctor (as Michael S. Bahr)
Proctor (as Robert Novak)
Joe H. Lamb ...
Proctor (as Joe Lamb)


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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How do you get the man who has everything? 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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first of two remakes that John McTiernan made from Norman Jewison movies. The other one is Rollerball (2002). See more »


When Catherine Banning arrives in the office in the early morning she has a very potent drink to wake her up because of the jet lag. But if she comes from London, which the movie suggests, the jet lag should cause her to be wide awake at that time. See more »


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

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 #26.184 (2010) See more »


Adapted by Nina Simone
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of Mercury Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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User Reviews

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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