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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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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 »


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

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A Thomas Crown-ügy  »

Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£916,452 (UK) (20 August 1999)

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

The scene in which Catherine 'lassos' her towel around Thomas' neck took 16 takes to get it just right. Weights were added to the towel to get it to work correctly. See more »

Goofs

In the film the painting stolen by Mr. Crown: "San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk " by Monet, is said to be the first impressionistic painting in the world. But according to Wikipedia the first painting is "Impression, soleil levant", also by Monet, which gave name to "Impressionism". See more »

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Thomas Crown: I hope it's not because you find my company monotonous.
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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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Remake of The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) See more »

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TANGO BALLAD
Written by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht
from the Threepenny Opera - Original Broadway Cast
Music Conducted by Samuel Matlovsky (as Samuel Matlowsky)
Courtesy of Polydor Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Excellent action movie with a little romance thrown in that has excellent performances
30 November 2005 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, in my opinion, is an excellent action movie with a little romance thrown in that has excellent performances. If you ask me, Thomas (Pierce Brosnan) and Catherine (Rene Russo) made a cute couple. As far as I could see, they looked really good in the attire they wore to the ball. I just don't understand why he wanted to rip off a piece of artwork, though. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that everyone involved in this project did an excellent job. Now, in conclusion, I highly recommend excellent action movie with a little romance thrown in that has excellent performances to all you Pierce Brosnan or Rene Russo fans who haven't seen it. When you see it, prepare to be dazzled.


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