Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) is a self-made billionaire who can buy anything he wants and is irresistible to women. But there are some things that money can't buy. Thomas Crown has run out of challenges. When an alarm sounds at a a world class museum and someone walks out with a priceless Monet, Crown is the last person the New York police suspect. Who would steal something he could easily afford to buy and why would he? But one person suspects him: Catherine Banning (Renne Ruso), the brilliant female investigator hired to retrieve the painting no matter what it takes. Catherine loves the chase as much as he does and she's on to his game. Crown has found his challenge.
THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR is based on the 1968 movie with the same title staring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunnaway.
Beau St. Clair - Producer
Kurt Wimmer - Director/Screenwriter
Bill Conti - Composer
Leslie Dixon - Producer/Screenwriter
Pierce Brosnan - Irish actor, Remington Steele/the 5th James Bond
Denis Leary - American comedian/actor
Rene Russo - American Actress/Model
Michael Tadross - PRODUCER/UPM
John Wright - Editor, BROKEN ARROW (1996)
John McTiernan - Director/Producer
Roger Paradiso - PRODUCER
Tom Priestley - British Editor
Faye Dunaway, who was the female detective in the original 1968 version, plays a psychologist in this version.
"...An ultrasleek and slick thriller..." Variety, p.34-5
"...Russo gives off enough carnal heat to singe the screen..." - 09/02/1999 Rolling Stone, p.126
"...A puckish tribute to the art of stealing beauty..." -- Rating: B+ - 09/24/1999 Entertainment Weekly, p.125
"...This picture oozes glamour..." - 10/01/1999 Box Office, p.59
"...Marvelously middle-aged Russo is a hot-stuff revelation here....The playfulness between the leads is the thing, and that's this AFFAIR's crowning achievement..." - 08/06/1999 USA Today, p.1E
"...The movie has a low-key, luxurious feeling to it. It's languorous and comfortable..." - 08/06/1999 Chicago Sun-Times, p.33
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is a surprisingly accomplished update of Steve McQueen's 1968 heist caper, with a raffish turn from Pierce Brosnan..." - 09/01/2013 Total Film