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The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair

John McTiernan (1999)

108min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
Pierce Brosnan stars here as the millionaire who steals art in his spare time, with Rene Russo as the sultry insurance investigator who shows an unusually close interest in his extracurricular activities. This is a loose remake of the 1968 Steve McQueen/Faye Dunaway caper, which is now probably best remembered for spawning Noel Harrison's Oscar-winning theme song The Windmills of My Mind. It's considerably steamier than the original, yet it's very stylishly done by Die Hard director John McTiernan. The fact that Brosnan and Russo are a sexy and believable match is just one of the factors - along with a taut script and good support from Denis Leary and Dunaway herself - that make this cat-and-mouse thriller well worth catching.

Summary

A thrill-seeking billionaire develops a taste for cat burglary, and lifts a priceless Monet from a New York gallery in broad daylight. However, he later meets his match in a cunning female insurance investigator and the pair embark on a whirlwind romance - but their conflicting careers threaten their relationship. Crime adventure remake, with Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary and Ben Gazzara.

Cast & Crew

Thomas Crown Pierce Brosnan
Catherine Banning Rene Russo
Detective Michael McCann Denis Leary
Andrew Wallace Ben Gazzara
Detective Paretti Frankie Faison
John Reynolds Fritz Weaver
Golchan Charles Keating
Knutzhorn Mark Margolis
Psychiatrist Faye Dunaway
Director John McTiernan
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: Swearing, a sex scene and nudity. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 20 Aug 1999

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