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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.

Director:

John McTiernan

Writers:

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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When You Raise The Stakes, You Heighten The Attraction. 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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The idea of unusual heat in the museum rendering thermal cameras useless, came from Director John McTiernan's Predator (1987). In that movie, McTiernan's thermal cameras began to fail, when the jungle temperature broke ninety degrees Fahrenheit (thirty-two degrees Celsius). See more »

Goofs

The team of agents that inspect Crown's house emerge from a truck that displays the false company name "Aladdin Cleaning Services". However, the company name is misspelled on the agents' jackets, reading "Alladin". See more »

Quotes

Thomas Crown: You look wonderful!
Catherine Banning: Thank you! How are you?
Thomas Crown: Popular.
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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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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable Movie Heists (2012) See more »

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Worth a Look
8 March 2000 | by Falcon-51See all my reviews

Without having seen the original version with Steve McQueen, I cannot give an opinion to which I like best. I did however enjoy this Pierce Brosnan remake. At the time of this writing the votes on this site between the two movies were only separated by a tenth of a point. It has mediocre to poor acting, but it is still quite entertaining. As a bit of trivia Faye Dunaway played Thomas Crown's shrink in this film. She also played the investigator in the earlier version, however the name of her character (Vicki Anderson) is different than the name of the investigator played by Renee Russo (Catherine Banning) in this updated version.

The story is about a rich thief named Thomas Crown (Brosnan)who steals a 100 million painting by Claude Monet, but to what end. Catherine Banning (Russo) is the investigator working for the insurance company to recover the artwork. The story has some nice twists and turns. I would recommend taking a look at it. However if you have young children you may want to see the film after lights out, because of the nude/love scenes performed by Renee Russo and Pierce Brosnan.


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