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The Thomas Crown Affair -- An adventure of a millionaire playboy who steals a priceless work of art and then strikes up a fiery romance with the brilliant female insurance investigator who is on to his game.
The Thomas Crown Affair -- 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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Pierce Brosnan ... Thomas Crown

Rene Russo ... Catherine Banning

Denis Leary ... Michael McCann

Ben Gazzara ... Andrew Wallace

Frankie Faison ... Detective Paretti

Fritz Weaver ... John Reynolds

Charles Keating ... Friedrich Golchan

Mark Margolis ... Heinrich Knutzhorn

Faye Dunaway ... The Psychiatrist
Michael Lombard ... Bobby McKinley
Bill Ambrozy ... Proctor
Michael Bahr ... Proctor (as Michael S. Bahr)
Robert D. Novak ... Proctor (as Robert Novak)
Joe H. Lamb ... Proctor (as Joe Lamb)

James Saito ... Paul Cheng

Esther Cañadas ... Anna Knudsen
Mischa Hausserman ... Jimmy
Daniel Oreskes ... Petru
Dominic Chianese Jr. ... Dimetri

Ritchie Coster ... Janos

Gregg Bello ... Iggy
John P. McCann ... Senior Detective
Gino Lucci ... Freight Truck Driver

George Christy ... Senior Museum Guard
Mike Danner ... Forklift Operator
James J. Archer ... J.J. the Security Guard

John Elsen ... New York City Cop

Robert Spillane ... Crown Acquisitions Security Officer
Daniel Jamal Gibson ... Sam
Cynthia Darlow ... Daria, Crown's Secretary
Sherry Koftan ... Crown Acquistions Employee

Jane DeNoble ... Crown Acquisitions Employee
Gene Bozzi ... Crown Acquisitions Employee

Ryan Hecht ... Crown Acquisitions Employee
Paul Simon ... Crown Acquisitions Employee

Tom Tammi ... Businessman

Mark Zeisler ... Bulldog
Mark Zimmerman ... Bulldog
Daniel Southern ... Crown Acquisitions Executive (as Dan Southern)

James Yaegashi ... Crown Acquisitions Executive
Ira Wheeler ... Old Man
David Adkins ... Son
John McKay ... Company Lawyer (as John A. MacKay)

Melissa Maxwell ... Teacher
Colleen Hamm ... Schoolgirl
Timothy Wheeler ... Museum Security Technician
John Thrall Bush ... Museum Security Guard
Dominic Marcus ... Museum Security Guard

Robert Lewis Stephenson ... Museum Security Guard (as Robert Stephenson)
David Toney ... Museum Security Guard
Phillip Douglas ... Museum Security Guard
Jeffrey Dreisbach ... Junior Proctor
R.J. Remo ... Smoking Kid
Caleb Archer ... Smoking Kid
Dennis Creaghan ... Museum Director Jim Lenox
Randy Phillips ... National Art Club Guest

Gloria Barnes ... National Art Club Guest
Mimi Weddell ... National Art Club Guest
Pat Friedlander ... National Art Club Guest
Gary L. Catus ... National Art Club Guest
Jeremy Nagel ... Tommy, Crown's Caddy
John C. Havens ... Museum Operating Technician
Annie Rose Murray ... Woman Spectator
Bill Tatum ... Gentleman Yachtsman

Teddy Coluca ... Detective in Restaurant
Michael Charles ... Detective in Restaurant
Orlando Carafa ... Cipriani Waiter

Ben Epps ... Male Associate
Kim D. Cannon ... Cleaning Man
Douglas Kahelemauna Nam ... Cleaning Man
Richard Russell Ramos ... Dr. Cornelius
John Seidman ... Forensics Expert George French

Robert Ian Mackenzie ... Jeweler
Yusef Bulos ... Second Jeweler
Ray Virta ... Museum Detective

Thomas Michael Sullivan ... Museum Special Police

J. Paul Boehmer ... Museum Detective

Tony Cucci ... Watching Cop

Paul Geoffrey ... Another Cop
R.E. Rodgers ... Uniform Cop
Tom Bloom ... Crown Imposter (as Thomas Richard Bloom)
Kim Craven ... Ticket Agent

Marion McCorry ... Stewardess
Sean Haberle ... Ramp Manager
Mikel Sarah Lambert ... Wealthy Woman
Angelo Fraboni ... Featured Dancer

Melanie LaPatin ... Featured Dancer
Jodi Ellen Melnick ... Featured Dancer (as Jodi Melnick)
Tony Meredith ... Featured Dancer
Michael Terrace ... Featured Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Courtney Bennett ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Diana Berry ... Museum Patron (uncredited)

Steve Bilich ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)

Kimberly Evan ... Model (uncredited)
Charles Gemmill ... Detective (uncredited)

Simon Jones ... The Accountant (uncredited)

Timothy Klein ... Officer Klein (uncredited)
Stan Klimecko ... Bowler Hat Decoy (uncredited)

Mark A. Langston ... Thief (uncredited)
Andy Redmond ... Precinct Detective (uncredited)
Victoria Rong ... Model #2 (uncredited)
Eliot Sash ... Dancer (Black & White Ball) (uncredited)

Directed by
John McTiernan 
Writing credits
Alan Trustman (story) (as Alan R. Trustman)

Leslie Dixon (screenplay) &
Kurt Wimmer (screenplay)

Produced by
Pierce Brosnan .... producer
Bruce Moriarty .... associate producer
Roger Paradiso .... co-producer
Beau St. Clair .... producer
Michael Tadross .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
Cinematography by
Tom Priestley Jr. (director of photography) (as Tom Priestley)
Film Editing by
John Wright 
Casting by
Patricia McCorkle  (as Pat McCorkle)
Production Design by
Bruno Rubeo 
Art Direction by
Dennis Bradford 
Set Decoration by
Leslie E. Rollins 
Costume Design by
Kate Harrington 
Mark Zunino 
Makeup Department
Enzo Angileri .... hair stylist: Ms. Russo
Lynn Campbell .... makeup artist
Jane Choi .... additional makeup artist
Romaine Greene .... hair stylist
Shane Paish .... additional makeup artist to ms. russo
Michele Paris .... makeup artist (as Michele Paris-Catanzarite)
Rosanne Puchal .... additional makeup artist
Bron Roylance .... makeup artist: Mr. Brosnan
Scott Hersh .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Eddy Collyns .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mischa Hausserman .... second unit director: additional aerial photography
Neil Lewis .... additional second assistant director
Jamie Miller .... key second assistant director: second unit
Bruce Moriarty .... first assistant director
Michael Pitt .... second second assistant director
Peter Soldo .... second assistant director
John E. Sullivan .... second unit director
Jonathan Watson .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
David Alan Bean .... tool man
Teresa Carriker-Thayer .... art director: second unit
Frances Catalano .... shop grip
Phil Devonshire .... shop electric
Daniel Dietrich .... shop craftsman
Jay Durrwachter .... assistant art director
Ray Fisher .... set dresser
Joseph Garzero .... lead scenic artist
Randal R. Groves .... propmaker
Julia G. Hickman .... art department coordinator
Teddy Janicki .... scenic industrial
Warren Jorgensen .... camera scenic
Paul D. Kelly .... assistant art director
Steven E. Lawler .... construction foreman
Eric Lewin .... set dresser
Christine Moosher .... assistant set decorator
Ken Nelson .... construction coordinator
John Ralbovsky .... scenic artist
Mick Rossman .... scenic
Michael Saccio .... property master
Cheryl Stewart .... painter
Peter Wilcox .... carpenter
Joan Winters .... graphic designer
Federico Castelluccio .... artist (uncredited)
Daniel Geary .... carpenter (uncredited)
Steve A. Stephenson .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
David A. Arnold .... dialogue editor
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Marc Deschaine .... adr assistant
Teri E. Dorman .... supervising dialogue editor
Juno J. Ellis .... supervising adr editor
Sean England .... sound re-recordist
Matthew Harrison .... foley editor
Tom Lalley .... sound re-recording engineer
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
Melissa Lytle .... assistant sound editor
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Nelson .... production sound mixer
R.J. Palmer .... sound effects editor
Karen Spangenberg .... dialogue editor
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... stereo sound consultant: DTS
George Watters II .... supervising sound editor
James Wright .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
John Soukup .... recordist (uncredited)
Carl D. Ware .... additional adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Harold McConnell Jr. .... special effects technician
Allen Stillman .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Jamie Clay .... digital compositor
Tyler Foell .... digital artist
Jim Gorman .... digital compositor
Reid Paul .... digital artist
Ray Scalice .... executive producer: Pixel Magic
John E. Sullivan .... visual effects (as John Sullivan)
Juan Carlos Vargas .... visual effects (as Juan Vargas)
Kenny Lam .... digital artist (uncredited)
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunt player (as Johnny 'C')
John Copeman .... stunt player
Frank Ferrara Jr. .... stunt player
Frank Ferrara .... stunt coordinator
Ralph Ferrara .... stunt player
Tomás F. Gonzalez .... boat stunts
Doris F. Grove .... boat stunts
Tony Guida .... stunt player
Andrew Phillips .... boat stunts
Keith Siglinger .... stunt player
Steve Bilich .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Peter Bucossi .... stunts (uncredited)
John Copeman .... stunt double: Pierce Brosnan (uncredited)
Cheryl Wheeler Duncan .... stunt double: Rene Russo (uncredited)
Jonathon Prandi .... stunt double: Pierce Brosnan (uncredited)
Adam Vignola .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Deborah Brozina .... second assistant camera
Matt Chubet .... grip
Steve Comesky .... electrician
Jon Delgado .... electrician
Alan R. Disler .... first assistant camera
Gene Engels .... gaffer
Stanley Fernandez Jr. .... second assistant camera
James W. Finnerty .... key grip
Jim Galvin .... light board operator
Paul Gavin .... epk camera operator
Ron Goodman .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Charlie Grubbs .... electrician
William Hines .... best boy electric
William Jones .... dolly grip
Zsolt Kadar .... key second assistant camera
Tom Kerwick .... key grip: second unit
David Larue .... grip
Assia Latamie-Fratz .... electrician
John Milcetic .... electrician
Phil Oetiker .... camera operator
Robert Paone .... assistant camera
Ronald Plant .... key rigging grip (as Ronnie Plant)
Kyle Rudolph .... Steadicam operator
Lowell Schulman .... gaffer: second unit
Patrick Shelby .... rigging grip: set
John Sosenko .... camera operator: second unit
Igor Srubshchik .... 24 frame video operator
Brian Stocklin .... electrician
John E. Sullivan .... director of photography: second unit
Joel Tishcoff .... rigging best boy
Phillip Todd .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Phillip Todd .... assistant camera: second unit
William M. Weberg .... best boy grip
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer
Peter Letzelter-Smith .... grip (uncredited)
Darren Ryan .... video assist operator: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
John Mabry .... casting assistant
Sarah Spearing .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Carrano .... assistant costume designer
Marta Font .... key costumer
Chris Ann Pappas .... costume assistant
Monica Russell .... costumer: Mr. Brosnan
Hartsell Taylor .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Melissa Carter .... assistant editor (as Melissa J.T. Carter)
Barbara Dunning .... first assistant editor
Eric M. Eskenazi .... editing production assistant
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Mark Livolsi .... assistant editor
Jon Patrick Ruff .... post-production assistant (as Patrick Ruff)
Kyle Ann Stokes .... assistant editor
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor
Todd Zongker .... assistant editor: avid
Music Department
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Gloria Cheng .... musician: piano
Jim Dunbar .... original music producer
Jack Eskew .... orchestrator
Ashley Irwin .... music producer: electronic score
Nathan Kaproff .... orchestra manager
Jamie Lowry .... assistant music editor: temp mix
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Randall Poster .... music consultant
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Tommy Lockett .... music editor (uncredited)
Jamshied Sharifi .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Mark Dolce .... driver
Other crew
Liza Bigger .... photo double
John Ian Briody .... production assistant
Michael 'Bones' Buono .... assistant to producer
Paul Cabbad .... production assistant
John Carrafa .... choreographer
Al Cerullo .... pilot
Mike Charles .... technical consultant
Stanley Bennett Clay .... adr voice artist
Marisa Clayton .... dailies assistant: Magno Sound & Video
Santena Jenaris King Clough .... assistant to Michael Tadross (as Santena Jenaris King)
Aria Noelle Curzon .... adr artist
Audra Esposito .... production secretary
Cliff Fleming .... pilot
Jim Galvin .... board operator
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
Mischa Hausserman .... director: additional aerial photography
Charles Henderson .... training consultant
Lance Julian .... marine coordinator
Mohamed Khan .... production assistant
Thomas Knauff .... pilot
Eric Kops .... publicist
Steve Lee .... production assistant
Deanna Leslie .... set production assistant
Adam Levine .... stage manager
Neil Lewis .... set production assistant
Jeff Lomaglio .... shop craftsmen
Ralph Lucci .... picture boats
M.J. Magbanua .... assistant production coordinator
Les McDonough .... set production assistant
Lisa Mercurio .... production assistant
J.C. Merrill .... marine supervisor
Douglas Kahelemauna Nam .... assistant: Mr. McTiernan
Eva Norvind .... technical consultant
Jesse Nye .... production assistant
Andrea O'Connor .... production assistant
Cynthia A. Palormo .... production associate
Peggy Robinson .... production assistant
Cornelia 'Nini' Rogan .... script supervisor
Jonathan Roumie .... location scout
Amanda Scarano .... assistant: Beau St. Clair
Roy Seaman .... catamaran coordinator
Tom Sellitti .... assistant: Mr. Leary
James Stankard .... consultant: Mr. McTiernan
Marce Sterner .... location assistant
Allen Stillman .... effects technician
Jeff Stolow .... location coordinator: second unit
Tristan Thomas .... body double: Pierce Brosnan
Katherine Torres .... production secretary
Adam Vignola .... heavy eqipment operator
Rosanne Vogel .... production accountant
Luca Ward .... voice dubbing: Pierce Brosnan
Brett Weiner .... production assistant
Heinz G. Weissenbuehler .... pilot
Tomoko Yamamoto .... assistant accountant
Garson Yu .... title designer
Mikayla Abromowitz .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Vanessa Everts .... production intern (uncredited)
Jay Geller .... metal work and welding (uncredited)
Nick Louvel .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Nick Louvel .... production assistant (uncredited)
Thomas Maxwell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brian D. Palormo .... researcher (uncredited)
Jeff Partin .... marine safety (uncredited)
Bill Richards .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Benjamin Rosenblum .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nick Spetsiotis .... assistant marine coordinator (uncredited)

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Rated R for some sexuality and language
113 min
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The last USA Studio cinema film of Ben Gazzara.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The scene where hundreds of men in bowler-hats cause confusion, carrying with them copies of a painting depicting a business man with an apple obstructing his face, Michael McCann incorrectly calls the painting the Man in the Bowler Hat, a painting by René Magritte. The painting is in-fact The Son of Man, a similar painting by the same artist.See more »
Detective Michael McCann:I love this neighborhood. Some of these broads are wearing my salary.See more »
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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Emotional Chess . . . updated, 26 August 2007
Author: cubsinengland

Firstly, it's not a cookie-cutter remake of the original staring Mr. McQueen and Ms. Dunaway - so no comparison required.

You might say Brosnan was typecast by Bond, and the idea of a suave player getting one over on yet another woman might be the obvious outcome, but not this time! Instead we're treated to a sophisticated game of cops and robbers, played out in this stylish and seductive entertainment. Mr. Brosnan (Thomas) is at the top of his game and may be involved in something illegal. Ms. Russo (Catherine) is called in to investigate, claiming an office and sharing confidences with the local police department looking for clues. Catherine epitomises sophistication with hair, makeup and fashions styled to perfection. She's an understatement of success; a woman playing a man's game, bounty-hunting life and sex on her own terms and 'enjoying the chase'.

Once Catherine is on the trail of Thomas Crown you'll join her in a hedonistic game of one-upmanship. She's done this kind of work before and must stay on her toes if she's going to implicate the wealthy Thomas Crown. The local cops and cultured community believe Mr. Crown to be beyond reproach; an untouchable pillar of wealth and good taste.

These two characters exist in their luxurious world through strange circumstance and have made it their own through hard work and some bluffing. The movie provides glimpses into their lifestyles, and at the same time, keeps them both just outside what you'd expect from a wealthy businessman and a woman working for an insurance company.

Supporting character Mr. Leary makes a cynical, yet caring detective attempting to save face by nabbing Thomas Crown - however it's quite obvious in a city the size of New York that a bored millionaire looking for thrills by staging a theft is not his priority. Mr. Leary is guilty of a bit of cussing and jaded police behaviour, but ya 'gotta hope he's still on the force.

The story races from one clue to the next, and we glimpse a world where time means nothing, and money is just, well, not an issue. The film really sets the tone for the lush life with ultra-posh, elegant sets, millionaire-hobbies and exotic locations. The soundtrack is perfect, giving the entire movie an upmarket, worldly feel that befits a modern romance.

This is really a love story for anyone who imagines being whisked away from the mundane into places that you've only read or heard about in glossy magazines. It's a film for any person out there who'd like to have the freedom to do what they want and damn the consequences. Well, either that or have enough money to do anything, then disappear.

There is some hot on-screen chemistry between Thomas and Catherine, making the love scenes, coupled with the sexy music and breathtaking backgrounds, erotic. They have a healthy appetite for each other so the love scenes in his apartment and 'island retreat' are the 'stuff that dreams are made of.'

Yes, there are little snafus, such as a painting being folded in a manner that would permanently ruin it, and the usual gaffes that serious film-goers will pick over - but heck, it's just a movie and a love story - let yourself go and imagine you're a woman who's just crashed a black tie event in a dress making every man in the room salivate, or that you're the man she's heading for on the dance floor - then have fun with it . . .

In the end, for all their cunning, Thomas and Catherine must decide if they can trust each other, just like most men and women must do in any love story. What you may find hard to decide though, is who to root for, and who really wins the game of cat and mouse at the end of this movie.

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