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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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(story) (as Alan R. Trustman), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Thomas Crown
... Catherine Banning
... Michael McCann
... Andrew Wallace
... Detective Paretti
... John Reynolds
... Friedrich Golchan
... Heinrich Knutzhorn
... The Psychiatrist
Michael Lombard ... Bobby McKinley
Bill Ambrozy ... Proctor
Michael Bahr ... Proctor (as Michael S. Bahr)
... Proctor (as Robert Novak)
Joe H. Lamb ... Proctor (as Joe Lamb)
... 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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6 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Afera Thomasa Crowna  »

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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

The glider is a Schempp-Hirth Duo Discus, a German high performance two seater. However, it is physically impossible to reach from the rear seat to the front in flight. So this was arranged in the studio. The glider was flown by Thomas Knauff, a famous glider pilot from the U.S. In the original 1968 film, there are similar scenes in another glider, a Schweizer 1-23, an American high performance glider from that time. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Catherine Banning: Damn, I hate being a foregone conclusion.
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in The Blacklist: The Freelancer (No. 145) (2013) 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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Great Movie - Much Better Than The Original!
21 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

It was wonderful - much better than the "original" The characters were more interesting, the plot more interesting!

The entire cast gives marvellous performances, Rene Russo and Pierce Brosnan are wonderful, sexy, intelligent and never boring!

I am tired of hearing about Rene's age being a factor, there are sexy talented women of all ages! Her performance is what thrilled me - she gives a multifaceted performance. And its interesting that most of the critical people of her on this site are male. I guess they can't handle a strong- yet vulnerable, intelligent woman.

Kudos to Pierce Brosnan for selecting a woman lead who is not only his contemporary but equal in intelligence and moxy!!


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