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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 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 »


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

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Polish | French

Release Date:

6 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Afera Thomasa Crowna See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,600,719, 8 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,304,264, 13 February 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,000,000, 1 January 2001
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Catherine casts doubt on Thomas' future, the newspaper he is holding features a large ad about retirement plans, asking "What kind of game is your 401K provider playing?" Thomas' extreme risk taking, both in terms of physical and financial risk, is to him a game. See more »

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When breakfast is served, Catherine's health drink starts as being dark green when served and then becomes a mint green when she drinks it. See more »

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Detective Michael McCann: I love this neighborhood. Some of these broads are wearing my salary.
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During the opening credits, the letters in the names of principal cast and crew switch same-letters (i.e., the "R's" in "Pierce Brosnan", the "E's" in "Dennis Leary"). See more »

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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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The Windmills of Your Mind
Written by Michel Legrand, Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman
Performed by Sting
Sting appears Courtesy of Interscope Records
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This is one affair worth having
12 July 2000 | by BuddyBoy1961See all my reviews

When stealing a Monet from the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the only way left to get your jollies, how does a brilliant, successful narcissist find greater challenges in the 90's? By matching wits with another brilliant, successful narcissist, of course. This glossy, romantic trifle shares only the cat-and-mouse premise of the memorable, then-innovative 1968 caper film (starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway), but the updated result is still vastly entertaining. What's especially impressive is that this reworking actually features leads who are older than their 60's counterparts when the original was made. Brosnan and Russo, both well into their forties, are an attractive match and convincingly play passionate lovers as well as any WB-network twenty-somethings competing for your movie dollar these days. Especially pleasing in "The Thomas Crown Affair" are plot points that steer clear of developments exhibited in the original; this remake (for a change) is fresh enough on its own terms that any degree of familiarity with the 1968 version is immaterial. Particularly satisfying are the climax and denouement which develop naturally and delightfully on their own terms. The premise is seductive, the romance is appealing and the direction by McTiernan is assured.


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