Thomas Crown Affair 1999 Subtitles

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Thomas Crown 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 world class museum and someone walks out with a priceless Monet, Crown is the last person the New York police suspect.

Pierce Brosnan,Rene Russo
1 hour, 53 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Crime
Director John Mctiernan
Starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo
Supporting actors Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara, Frankie Faison, Fritz Weaver, Charles Keating, Mark Margolis, Faye Dunaway, Michael Lombard, James Saito, Daniel Oreskes
Studio MGM
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. Carnegie HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 20 Sept. 2002
Format: DVD
Generally speaking, I'm not a great fan of remakes and stepping into Hollywood legend Steve McQueen's shoes in what many considered to be a classic film would perhaps seem like an odd career move. However, Pierce Brosnan pulls it off with great style and I would go as far to say that although Pierce Brosnan may never reach the iconic status of Hollywood wild man Steve McQueen, this movie not only easily surpasses what was an over-rated original but it was also one of the best cinematic releases of 1999.
The plot of the original movie has been given a total makeover. Whereas in the original 1968 version, Steve McQueen organised a $2 million bank robbery, in a very 60's blow against the system, Brosnan pulls off an art robbery single handed, walking out a museum with a Monet painting worth fifty times the amount. However, the essence of the original movie has been retained, and revolves around a tough-nosed female insurance investigator conducting an ambiguous love affair (Rene Russo) with millionaire playboy Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan), whilst at the same time trying to trap her seemingly uncatchable quarry.
Conceived as a star vehicle between Bond movies by Pierce Brosnan's very own Dreamtime Films as the perfect vehicle for his 007-buffed persona, the script underwent several rewrites, including ditching the script that later became the rival and disappointing Sean Connery/Catherine Zeta Jones movie 'Entrapment'. And whereas Steve McQueen was surprisingly entirely cast against type in the 1968 original, the role of rugged bored playboy Thomas Crown fits Brosnan to an absolute tee.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Jan. 2003
Format: DVD
This is a mature, smart, and sexy film done with flair and is simply put, classy entertainment. This is a refreshing movie where brains prevail over braun, and ultimately, love pervails over possessions. We the viewer are treated to a stylish cat and mouse caper movie where we spend most of the film trying to figure out who is the cat and who is the mouse. Billionaire Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) sets in motion a complex game of chess with top notch insurance investigator Catherine Banning (Rene Russo) when he steals a priceless painting and she is hired to get it back.
Brosnan takes his "Remington Steele" persona and shades it darker and more serious, the end result being the smart and dangerous Thomas Crown, a guy who needs to play this game of chess to feel alive. But when the beautiful Russo begins to match him knight for knight he becomes intrigued with her, the prize no longer being the painting, but the heart. Russo's Catherine is mature, intelligent, and so sexy she burns up the screen.
Denis Leary has a nice turn as the cop who realizes Catherine may be in over her head with Crown and in danger of losing everything. Faye Dunaway, who starred with the wonderful Steve McQueen in the origional film, portrays a psychiatrist trying to get at Crown's psyche and brings a lovely echo of the former film with her.

Brosnan produced this film as well and though he has updated the bank robbery of the origional to art theft he has paid homage to it by using "The Windmills of Your Mind" from the origional score. This is not your typical movie fare but after seeing it you'll wish it were. It is classy, intelligent and sexy. Why it got ignored around Oscar time is beyond my comprehension. It is smartly written and stylishly filmed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lightfoot on 3 Mar. 2013
Format: DVD
Warning: Contains spoilers.

I've found both the Steve McQueen and Pierce Brosnan versions of The Thomas Crown Affair to be highly enjoyable and eminently-watchable films. Both are stylish, elegant and reflect the social, sartorial and cinematographical eras in which they were filmed, witness the low-key, but highly-charged, chess sequence between Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway versus the steamy, naked romp between Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. The latter is sexy in an obvious way, of course, but somehow you can't picture the King of Cool allowing himself or, for that matter, Faye Dunaway to resort to such tactics.

Steve McQueen is always a very tough act to follow but Pierce Brosnan and his Irish Dreamtime company approached the project with affection for the original and it does show through, I think.

The upgrading of the bank heist into an art gallery theft is inspired and handled very cleverly by John McTiernan and is perhaps a more believable prospect for a bored, hugely-wealthy business tycoon to embark upon than bank robbery. It certainly lends the Brosnan film a more artistic (literally) and cultural platform for both leads to play off.

One key thing I've noticed is that both films seem to fall, review-wise, into that category of 'style over substance' (as applied to other 'caper' films eg. The Italian Job). However, I think there is more to the characterisation in these films than they are given credit for. Perhaps it gets a little lost in the sumptuous visuals and wealthy, stylish living cues so well portrayed in both these films.

The essence of the two lead roles (in either film) is that they are both similarly-'driven' characters who aim to get what they want and always do. "Always get your man? Think you'll get me?
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