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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

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 »


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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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Afera Thomasa Crowna  »

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$69,304,264 (USA) (11 February 2000)
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The Claude Monet paintings used in the film, "San Giorgio Maggiore at dusk" and "Wheatstacks", are, of course, reproductions and were supplied by "Troubetzkoy Paintings" in New York, USA. What's more, the originals are not owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. "San Giorgio Maggiore at dusk" is owned by the Bridgestone Museum of Art in Tokyo, Japan and is currently (2003) on display in the National Museum and Art Gallery, Cardiff, Wales. "Wheatstacks" is at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The painting Crown admires and calls "his haystacks" is Vincent van Gogh's "Noon: Rest From Work (After Millet)", the original of which is in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France. See more »

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

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Catherine Banning: Am I really that transparent?
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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 »

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Referenced in La très très grande entreprise (2008) See more »

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T'OUBLIES TOUT
Written by Jean-Marc Monnerville and Remy Bellenchombre
Performed by Kali
Courtesy of DeClie Martinique
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One of those movies you just got to watch, again and again
24 July 2007 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

I caught it on HBO and realized what an entertaining movie this is and regretted not watching it on the big screen.

Pierce and Rene owned the movie and their superb acting holds the story together. It is not about the heist nor the painting, though the soundtrack was excellent. It's about love between 2 person who refused to believe that they are capable of being loved.

Never a fan of Pierce but this movie certainly cemented his status as an actor. None of his James Bond movie came close to delivering such a superb performance. You can always count on Rene to deliver her best in any movie.

You can say I am inlove with this movie and yes you are right indeed. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys watching movie for what it is and not trying to show off your intelligence by disecting the movie.

Simply, one of the best!


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