The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1999 American heist film directed by John McTiernan. The film, starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo and Denis Leary, is a remake of the 1968 film of the same name. The film generally received positive reviews. It was a success at the box office, grossing $124,305,181 worldwide. The film's success prompted plans for a sequel starring Brosnan. In January 2007, it was reported that the sequel, tentatively titled The Topkapi Affair, would be a loose remake of the 1964 film Topkapi starring Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell, and Peter Ustinov. Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) is a wealthy financier who aches for a challenge. Despite all of his success in business (and with women), he feels bored. Among other diversions, he crashes an expensive catamaran while racing and bets $100,000 on a golf swing simply because "it's a beautiful Saturday morning," and there is not much else to do.
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