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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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A very good film, but a very average remake See more (416 total) »


  (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
John F. McHugh .... carpenter
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
Aspect Ratio:
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Australia:MA (2009 DVD rating) | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:7 | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Germany:6 (w) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:MG6 | New Zealand:M | Norway:11 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG (original rating) (cut) | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Africa:PG | South Korea:18 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R

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32 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
A very good film, but a very average remake, 25 March 2000
Author: ~?~§íX~?~

Well, what can I say after watching this film, being a fan of the original. To begin with, I enjoyed it as it was almost a 90's play by play remake, and I am always pleased to see how a 60's or 70's classic would have looked 20 something years later. The early scenes in the film were very close to the original, with the business deal going through, and then Crown going to observe the heist; although participating this time around, and so, with what I saw I saw a hell of a lot of promise to shine up to the original. The heist seems in both are superbly conceived and very well filmed, with just the right amount of tension about the problems arising. Good stuff.

Enter Russo, dressed as a total Dunaway clone (Remember the headscarf?) and with some scenes of total over acting which could have worked well but on the whole didn't. Where Russo seems to let go and enjoy herself is a slip mistake that the character would never have done; Dunaway ALWAYS kept her cool in the original.

Enter the cat and mouse thriller element of the film. I have seen a few reviews here that say that this dragged the film along, slowing it down considerably. However, this film, in both versions, is not about a robbery, it is about the chase. The point of the film is the exchanges between the two protagonists, each trying to catch the other out; and this is the brilliance of the film, because it isn't a visual action plot with little in it that so many films are today. This makes you watch, this makes you observe and it makes you think.

Moving on to the character of Crown by Brosnan. Some people have said that Brosnan was hollow and one dimensional, with no background to his motivation to the robbery. This is EXACTLY the point and this is why the ending of the 1999 version does NOT work. Thomas Crown only has two things that he cares about: Greed and acquisition. The scene in both versions with the business deal at the beginning is the evidence at this, with the corporate suits joking about "Thomas Crown actually selling something" then we find out that he only sold it because, unknown to them, they were offering 30 million more than anyone else. All Crown cares about is possessing as much as he can, this is why he has been alone all this time. And, with this being the point of the character, that is why the ending of the film is so disappointing and unbelievable compared to the original. Crown desired to own the painting and he would not have given this up for the love of a woman, because, although it is obvious he wants a woman to love him, he cannot love women, because he can only love what he owns, and he wants to own everything. The original version, with McQueen deceiving Dunaway, after she betrayed him and then leaving her on the plane is a much more convincing ending.

Another unconvincing aspect is the comparison between the McQueen/Dunaway and Brosnan/Russo relationships. Firstly, the dance scene comes nowhere near comparison to the chess scene of the original; and the dance scene is very poorly filmed as well. The chess scene showed both characters attempts at dominance over each other, their lust to win over each other, and they sexual tension between them as they play with the chess pieces, slowly and seductively. The dance scene is a quick montage of unclear movement with the only piece of sexual tension being Brosnan laying his hands on Russo. All the dominance that Dunaway had in the original was disposed of and Russo caved into to sleeping with Crown very easily. Then, there is the Brosnan/Russo sex scene; which in my opinion was HIGHLY unnecessary. McQueen and Dunaway never needed to do a nude scene together, as the sexual tension between the two was so obvious that it could be cut with a bread knife. However, Brosnan and Russo do not have that touch, the spark was nowhere near as big, and the inclusion of a nude scene still does not bring it anywhere near the status of attraction that the original couple had.

This film could have been a classic remake if it didn't try to be so politically correct. The only reason why the remake switched from a bank heist to art theft is because, in today's world, armed robbery cannot be presented as an elegant theft. This is ridiculous, as the reason that the original's heist was so smooth was because of the planning, timing and element of no one of the criminals meeting until midway through the heist; all goes on while McQueen watches from across the road. Where was the planning and recruitment in this remake? Oh yes, Russo mentioned it so quickly, it would have been dismissed faster than one of Brosnan's butler's lines. And the idea of a happy ending, with both of the characters, now definitely lovers, flying off into the sunset with plans for happiness together. Garbage. These two characters are selfish and greedy because they only look at for number one in a dog eats dog world. McQueen's Crown saw this, knowing to drop Dunaway or go to jail; and this PC happy ending is just not compatible with this film; as with a cat and mouse thriller, someone has to lose.

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