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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

December 6, 2018

"You really think there’s ‘happy ever after’ for people like us?" With his successful start as James Bond, Pierce Brosnan thought he’d try his hand at producing, and after a small film for their first test outing, he and producing partner Beau St. Clair opted to remake the McQueen/Dunaway heist classic The Thomas Crown Affair.…

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