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The Thomas Crown Affair Details


When a priceless Monet painting is stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the police find themselves wondering which world-class art thief pulled the job. What they don't know is that the thief wasn't a professional, but an amateur. Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) was born poor but made his way through Oxford on a boxing scholarship. With his sharp sense for business and ruthless ambition, Crown has become a self-made billionaire; but despite his wealth and power, he still seeks new challenges, and he steals art not for the profits but for the sheer excitement. However, as fun as art theft might be, it's still illegal, and investigator Catherine Banning (Rene Russo) is brought in to track down the culprit. Certain clues point to Crown, so Banning introduces herself into Crown's social circle. Police detective Michael McCann (Denis Leary) warns Banning against getting too close to Crown. She takes McCann's suggestion lightly -- until she finds herself falling for the suave thief. The Thomas Crown Affair was adapted from the popular 1968 caper film of the same name starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway; Dunaway appears in the new film as Crown's analyst. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 6, 1999


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


John McTiernan
Pierce Brosnan
Beau St. Clair
Leslie Dixon
Kurt Wimmer
Tom Priestley Jr.
Bill Conti
Composer (Music Score)
John Wright
Bruno Rubeo
Production Designer
Dennis Bradford
Art Director
Roger Paradiso
Bruce G. Moriarty
Associate Producer
Michael Tadross
Executive Producer
Leslie Rollins
Set Designer
Kate Harrington
Costume Designer
Tom Nelson
Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce G. Moriarty
First Assistant Director
Pat McCorkle
George Watters II
Sound Editor
John E. Sullivan
Visual Effects Supervisor
John E. Sullivan
Second Unit Director
John E. Sullivan
Second Unit Camera