• The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

The Thomas Crown Affair

Release Date: August 6th, 1999

DVD Release Date: January 4th, 2000

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Bored billionaire Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) decides to entertain himself by stealing a Monet from a reputed museum. When Catherine Banning (Rene Russo), an investigator for the museum's insurance company, takes an interest in Crown, a complicated back-and-forth game with romantic undertones begins between them. In an attempt to find out where Banning's loyalties lie, Crown returns the painting and essentially turns himself in, hoping that Banning's feelings for him will lead to an escape.

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara, Frankie R. Faison, Fritz Weaver, Charles Keating, Mark Margolis

Director: John McTiernan

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: United Artists

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Quest , New York City , Love , 1990s , Cool , Investigation , Engaging , Pursuit , Suspenseful ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The remake has a superior caper but less chemistry. show more

  • 75
    Wesley MorrisSan Francisco Examiner

    McTiernan's film mines what substance it has from its two stars, but is admittedly about keeping up its own appearances. show more

  • 75
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    What The Thomas Crown Affair has to sell audiences is a fantasy of the life of the super-rich who jet off to Martinique on the spur of the moment, and the super-smart who operate outside the rules. show more

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