Thief of Hearts
Thief of Hearts is the 1984 dramatic movie about a married woman who enters into a romantic relationship with the suave thief who burglarized her home. The movie was written and directed by Daniel Day Stewart. Burglar Scott Muller (Steven Bauer) is a professional burglar that targets the homes of the well to do. After a tip from his fellow colleague Buddy Calamara (David Caruso) about a house he's been watching, Scott breaks into the home of interior designer Mickey Davis (Barbara Williams) and her husband Ray (John Getz). Scott steals several items from the couple's home, including Mickey's personal diary. Mickey's diary reveals the life of a lonely, unfillled woman, who wants her every sexual fantasy fulfilled. Scott finds this information intriguing and uses it as a way to meet Mickey. Under the guise of needing an interior decorator to redo his apartment, Scott sets up a meeting with Mickey. He uses information found in her diary, and the absence of her neglectful husband as a way to seduce her. The flirtation soon turns into a full blown sexual affair. Buddy commits a robbery, which results in a policeman getting shot and killed. This coupled by Mickey's probing questions about his past makes Scott more and more nervous. Ray becomes suspicious of the relationship between Mickey and Scott and begins to investigate things on his on. One night Ray and his publisher Marty Morrison (George Wendt) follow Scott and realize he's the one who broke into their home. After Mickey and Ray go to a restaurant for dinner, Scott burglarizes their home and finds Buddy already there. When Scott attempts to stop Buddy from robbing the house, a fight ensues. Mickey and Ray return home to find an intruder donning a mask. Barbara shoots the man who turns out to be Buddy. She goes upstairs to find Scott slightly wounded but alive. A sirens blare, Mickey watches Scott disappear into the darkness.