Thief of Hearts
- Not to be confused with the songs by either Madonna (from Erotica) or Bon Jovi (from 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong).
|Thief of Hearts|
|Directed by||Douglas Day Stewart|
|Produced by||Jerry Bruckheimer
|Written by||Douglas Day Stewart|
|Music by||Harold Faltermeyer|
|Editing by||Tom Rolf|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||October 19, 1984|
|Running time||105 min.|
A burglar, Scott Muller (Steven Bauer), teams up with Buddy Calamara (David Caruso), a valet in a high society restaurant. While Buddy keeps an eye on a rich couple, Scott robs the couple's home. One night, one of the items he takes is the wife's (Barbara Williams) diary. Scott begins to read the diary and discovers that the wife, Mickey, an interior designer, yearns for a more interesting life. He quickly becomes infatuated with her. The diary is full of her fantasies and dreams, and soon Scott plans to turn these into reality. While Mickey's husband, children's book author Ray Davis (John Getz), gets too involved in his work and neglects his wife's needs, Scott uses his inside knowledge to seduce her, using the pretext of needing someone to redesign his apartment, and posing as a school supply company CEO. The forbidden romance soon blossoms into a passionate sexual relationship. Ray becomes suspicious of Scott's relationship with Mickey and turns angry when confronted by Mickey herself with the reason for the downfall of the couple's relationship.
One night, during one robbery, Buddy kills a policeman who spotted them. After this, Scott becomes more and more tense when Mickey starts asking questions about him and his past. Meanwhile, Ray decides to follow Scott with his friend and publisher Marty Morrison (George Wendt) and starts snooping around the building used by the robbers, and finds out Scott is the thief that stole his belongings. Buddy sees Ray and goes to Scott's apartment to confront him with the news. Scott, visibly agitated, goes to see Mickey, asking her to leave the city with him, revealing to her he was the one who stole her diary. Her husband goes to warn her and starts to fight with Scott. Mickey comes to her husband's help and Scott then leaves.
One night following the events, while the Davises go to a restaurant, Scott breaks in their house and reads Mickey's latest diary. He crosses Buddy, who came to rob them. Scott tries to stop him. They fight and one of them gets stabbed with Buddy's knife. The married couple come home to find the last standing intruder still in the house. Mickey gets out her pistol and aims at the masked man. A gunshot is heard and the man stumbles down. The police arrives and it is revealed that the man shot was Buddy. Mickey goes to their room and finds out that Scott is there, alive but wounded. It is revealed that he was the one who shot Buddy. He then escapes the police through the window as Mickey watches him running in the dark.
- Steven Bauer as Scott Muller
- Barbara Williams as Mickey Davis
- John Getz as Ray Davis
- David Caruso as Buddy Calamara
- Christine Ebersole as Janie Pointer
- George Wendt as Marty Morrison