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Thomas Crown Affair (1999), (R)
CAP Score: 46
CAP Influence Density: 1.16
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*Thomas Crown Affair* (R) -- almost a "James Bond" affair.

In much of the Style of the 007 movies, Pierce Brosnan playing a mega-rich tycoon turned master thief used his riches to heist a $100,000,000 painting. While a well-acted and well-choreographed opulent movie, it had to have 'stuff' in it.

That stuff included lots of sexual material including intercourse with full nudity which filled much of the runtime of this movie. Though man's reasoning and wisdom gives this movie an R-rating, it is impossible for me to support the "17 and over" nonsense of the R rating since no one should be subjected to this stuff [Ps. 101:3 "I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes:..."]. Also, as is typical with "adult" programming, foul language freckled the script including the most foul of foul words, the three/four letter word vocabulary, and God's name in vain both with and without the four letter expletive [Matt. 12:36-37 "But I (Jesus) say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."].

Booze, drinking and drunkenness were present, too. As were firearms to control, lies, and screaming anger. And as to be expected there were no consequences to the master thief OR his lady accomplice. They were shown to be jetting off to never-never land to languish in splendor. And of course this was presented as an acceptable and even justified outcome.

It has become important to spend a paragraph to remind our readers that I do NOT have a holier-than-thou heart. The main reason He has me doing this is to let you, the parent or grandparent know of the true content of movies so you can decide for yourselves whether a movie is or is not acceptable for your and your family BEFORE you see it. And our Investigation Standards are built on the teachings of Jesus and I share them with you as revealed in Scripture. My standards of acceptance are meaningless to this ministry. It is His expectations with which we must concern ourselves, not mine. Whether I think a movie is or is not acceptable for you or your kids is actually none of my business. The heart of this ministry is to give you the facts -- the true content of movies -- then YOU decide whether a movie is or is not okay.

So many of our visitors seem to be relying only on this Summary/Commentary for a full accounting of the subject movie. This is not possible. For the best representation of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie, visit the Findings/Scoring section below.

FINDINGS / SCORING: Thomas Crown Affair (1999) CAP Thermometers

NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below are likely.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • "Trojan Horse" breaking and entering
  • long series of high-tech theft
  • theft
  • firearms to control
  • celebrating over successful theft
  • more breaking and entering and theft
  • request to break law to protect from legal

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • four uses of the most foul of the foul words
  • 27 uses of the tyhree/four letter word vocabulary
  • lies
  • screamng anger

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • sexual innuendo and talk
  • sexual offer
  • inappropriate dress
  • vulgar statue nudity
  • rub dancing
  • translucent dress and pictures of it
  • inappropriate touch
  • long series of sexual intercourse, not covered
  • multiple scenes of nudity (at least 8 outside of those assiciated with the sexual intercourse)
  • nude man atop a nude woman
  • series of cohabitation
  • picture nudity

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • booze
  • drinking
  • drunkenness

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • three uses of God's name in vain with the four letter expletive and seven without

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • none noted

    (1) As noted in CAP Special Report-001, "Investigation Area and Scoring Trend," of the six CAP Investigation Areas, Impudence/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

    (2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary without God's name in vain is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the four letter expletive is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication. As required of the Holy Scriptures, unless God's name is used with reverence to His glory and praise, its use is considered in vain.

    (3) Only portrayal of successful murder or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide. Portrayal of attempts to commit murder or suicide and deaths by police action or war are incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime.

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