United Artists at 90 Short Film Competition
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Directed by John McTiernan
Thursday 28 February 2008
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) is a heist film, a remake of the 1968 film of the same name. It stars Pierce Brosnan in the title role, a self-made billionaire who steals a painting and is tracked by an insurance investigator played by Rene Russo.
Competitive New York mergers and acquisitions King Thomas Crown steals a Monet for the challenge, only to be branded as the thief within two days by insurance investigator Catherine Banning who's smart, driven, and alone. Ostensibly she works with the police but in truth she runs her own show playing cat and mouse with Crown. Soon it's a romance: a black and white ball, a glider flight, two days in Martinique. Back in Manhattan, she thinks she has reason to be jealous, so when he suggests they go off together, she hesitates. He may have more tricks up his sleeve and, as his psychiatrist has asked him, what would it take for him to trust a woman and, in turn, be trusted?
Alan Trustman (story)
Leslie Dixon (screenplay)
Pierce Brosnan ... Thomas Crown
Rene Russo ... Catherine Banning
Denis Leary ... Michael McCann
Ben Gazzara ... Andrew Wallace
Frankie Faison ... Detective Paretti
Fritz Weaver ... John Reynolds
Charles Keating ... Friedrich Golchan
Mark Margolis ... Heinrich Knutzhorn
Faye Dunaway ... The Psychiatrist
Michael Lombard ... Bobby McKinley
Bill Ambrozy ... Proctor
Michael Bahr ... Proctor (as Michael S. Bahr)
Robert D. Novak ... Proctor (as Robert Novak)
Joe H. Lamb ... Proctor (as Joe Lamb)
James Saito ... Paul Cheng
- Faye Dunaway, who played the psychologist in this movie, played the detective in the 1968 original.
- One of the songs played by the band in the ballroom scene is ‘Windmills of Your Mind’, a song written for the original film, The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) that became a big hit in the late 1960s.
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