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Thief of Hearts (1984)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller, Crime | 19 October 1984 (USA)
A woman trapped in a boring marriage begins an affair with a handsome man who seems able to read her mind. She doesn't know that he has broken into her house and read her diaries, where she... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Bauer ... Scott Muller
Barbara Williams ... Mickey Davis
John Getz ... Ray Davis
David Caruso ... Buddy Calamara
Christine Ebersole ... Janie Pointer
George Wendt ... Marty Morrison
Alan North ... Sweeney
Romy Windsor ... Nicole
Joe Nesnow ... Security Guard
Gordon Pulliam Gordon Pulliam ... Parking Attendant
David McElhatton David McElhatton ... Self
Annette Sinclair ... College Girl #1
Ally Downs ... College Girl #2 (as Aleana Downs)
Jane Marla Robbins Jane Marla Robbins ... Reception Guest
Ray Hassett Ray Hassett ... Reception Guest


A woman trapped in a boring marriage begins an affair with a handsome man who seems able to read her mind. She doesn't know that he has broken into her house and read her diaries, where she has recorded her deepest thoughts and fantasies. Written by <paultb@voicenet.com>

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He stole her diaries. Broke into her dreams. And Became her desires. See more »


Drama | Thriller | Crime


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Did You Know?


Actress Diane Keaton and actor Warren Beatty were considered to play the leads of the wife and the thief during the film's development but in the end writer-director Douglas Day Stewart decided to cast younger leads in the two lead roles. Beatty and Keaton had starred in Reds (1981) for the Paramount Pictures studio which produced Thief of Hearts (1984). See more »


When John Getz pulls up at the warehouse in his car wing mirror you can see the boom mic operator (in a green stripy shirt). See more »


Mickey Davis: [Mickey's voice as Scott Muller reads from Mickey's Diary] There are two me's really, Mickey and Michelle. Mickey is this mousy little house frau... Who hasn't taken a real chance in her whole life. Michelle, on the other hand, is up for anything. The only trouble with Michelle is that she lives and breathes only on these pages.
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Alternate Versions

An unrated video release running an extra minute includes "foreign version love scenes". See more »


Referenced in L.A.'s Finest: Thief of Hearts (2020) See more »


Final Confrontation
Performed by Harold Faltermeyer
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sexy, sensuous and seductive
23 March 2003 | by trvwatsonSee all my reviews

Sexy, sensuous and seductive, thats the only way i can sum up this movie. A young interior designer is fed up up with her life, married to a man thats more interested in his computer than satisfying her needs, decides to spend most of her time writing in her diarys, but when these are stolen by a house thief, she starts to notice a dashing hunk is paying a little to much attention to her than normal, the thief has stolen her diaries and is living out her sexual fantasies, without her knowing who he is, if this reminds you of one of those really overly sexy channel 5 movies then your right but its fantastic to watch, and is not one bit tacky, and you will love the 80s sound track.

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Release Date:

19 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ladrão de Corações See more »

Filming Locations:

Sausalito, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,091,670, 21 October 1984

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1.85 : 1
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