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
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The six-wheeled Jeep, seen on Martinique, was built for this film. See more »
When Crown walks in front of the delivery truck, the shot from the cab clearly shows that a car is stopped 9 feet in front of the truck. So, why was the delivery truck traveling so fast to begin with? Then, in the long shot after the driver moves on, he accelerates at a high rate, as if there was no car stopped in front of him. If there is a traffic-jam, the car would not have traveled far at all during that time. See more »
This was an absolutely fun remake of a good movie but why remake movies? Simple - In 31 years things have changed a lot in terms of movie skill and technology for the better.
Sitting in my ultra comfy seat with my drink holder, hearing the sound track on a fantastic Sony Dynamic Digital Sound System, seeing fantastic footage and camera work on a huge screen, and watching Brosnan and Russo who were made for their roles smoothly cavort through this delightful romantic fantasy was my idea of movie heaven.
Of course there was crass commercialism that came with the package. Where have people who complain about this been? Name a movie that doesn't have some kind of commercial in it these days - or maybe you think movie makers just randomly go to some car dealer to buy the cars they use. Don't people understand there are product placement people who make a living putting their clients' products in movies?
Yes it is much more of a fantasy than the original, but I personally go to the movies to get away from the steady drum of media reality that pollutes our lives in this day and age.
Escapism it is, and one of the best I've seen lately at doing its job! 10 stars!!!!
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