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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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John McTiernan

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Alan Trustman (story) (as Alan R. Trustman), Leslie Dixon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Bill Ambrozy ... Proctor
Michael Bahr Michael Bahr ... Proctor (as Michael S. Bahr)
Robert D. Novak ... Proctor (as Robert Novak)
Joe H. Lamb Joe H. Lamb ... Proctor (as Joe Lamb)
James Saito ... Paul Cheng
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Polish | French

Release Date:

6 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Thomas Crown Affair See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,600,719, 8 August 1999

Gross USA:

$69,305,181

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$124,305,181
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The scene of Crown racing a catamaran replaced a similar scene in the original script (and the original movie) that was set at a polo match. John McTiernan deemed a polo match to be too much of a cliché, and wanted a scene that conveyed more action and excitement, and not just wealth. See more »

Goofs

When the teacher is talking to the children about the Monet, Bobby the proctor is slowly walking across the floor. From the high angle he has his arms across his front both touching. Almost in a cross armed position. But when the camera angle changes he has one hand near his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Banning: Men make women messy.
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Crazy Credits

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 The Very Very Big Company (2008) See more »

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Everything is Never Quite Enough
Written by Wasis Diop, Xavier Derouin and Beth Hirsch
Performed by Wasis Diop
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Tedious
30 August 1999 | by will-75See all my reviews

The original McQueen movie was terrific and this could never live up to it but they could have done better. Basically, they removed the wit and character from all the players and Russo seemed intent on trying to look a sex symbol instead of the mess she actually looks.

Brossman is expressionless and dull and their perfunctory sex scenes were un-erotic tedium. If I want to watch sex I`ll watch a porno they should stick to the plot.

The whole point of the original story was that they could not trust each other and Fay Dunnaway played this superbly in the orininal. Russo looked jaded and soul-less and just going through the motions.

The ending was dreadful and not at all true to the story line.


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