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The Thomas Crown Affair Movie Review Summary

Actors: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary

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In this 1999 remake, Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) is revamped as a highly successful businessman who takes great personal risk to get his kicks: art theft.   The initial theft scene is high-tech and beautifully executed: Eastern European men saw their way out of the belly of a Trojan Horse delivered to the museum. As they nearly pull off a succesful heist, Thomas Crown trips one of the suspects. In all the excitement, a Monet goes missing from the Impressionist wing--into Crown's briefcase.
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Catherine Banning (Rene Russo) enters the picture to assist the police in investigating the theft. Banning is a "bounty hunter" of sorts for the insurance agency: she tries to recover the missing art for a percentage of what would be over a hundred million dollar payout from the insurance agency. She frustrates the police when she uses her own resources and sexuality to find the painting in possession of Thomas Crown. The lead detective, Michael McCann (Denis Leary), is enthralled with her, but seems to realize that this wealthy American turned European semi-socialite is out of his league. He helps Banning back on her feet when she feels betrayed by Crown's increasingly secretive actions as they--two self-centered high acheivers--fall for each other and make tentative plans to run away.

Don't miss the end scene, where Crown's mysterious behavior is explained, and Banning frets that her actions may lead to Crown's capture.
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Thomas Crown, a successful but bored businessman is a prime suspect in the disappearance of a priceless painting stolen in broad daylight. The museum's insurer sends Catherine Manning, a beautiful insurance investigator, to retrieve the painting. She loses no time in equally seducing and infuriating the elusive Thomas. Thomas discovers that with Catherine life is never boring.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   con-artist/white collar crime    -   Thief/Con Artist POV story Blackmail & Seduction?    -   Yes Lover is...    -   competitor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist    -   business executive Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Caribbean Islands

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   None    -   Some foul language

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