Catherine Banning
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Catherine Banning (Character)
from The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
[Banning shows up at a ball wearing a red sash]
Thomas Crown: This is a black and white ball.
Catherine Banning: That's okay, I wasn't invited anyway.

Catherine Banning: Men make women messy.

Catherine Banning: Do you really think I am going to sleep with the man I am investigating?

[Catherine is clearly upset]
Detective Michael McCann: Are you okay?
Catherine Banning: Yeah.
Detective Michael McCann: You know I was okay once. My girlfriend went out one night and came back... married. I told everyone that I didn't care, and then I fucked five women in three days, flipped my car on an on-ramp, beat a suspect unconscious, got suspended... but I was "okay."

Thomas Crown: You look wonderful!
Catherine Banning: Thank you! How are you?
Thomas Crown: Popular.

Catherine Banning: Damn, I hate being a foregone conclusion.

[Catherine looks out the plane window at a tropical island]
Catherine Banning: That island isn't Manhattan.
Thomas Crown: It's not?
Catherine Banning: I have appointments.
Thomas Crown: Wanna keep 'em?

[at Crown's tropical resort]
Catherine Banning: Oh! This must go over!
Thomas Crown: With whom?
Catherine Banning: Whoever you bring here.
Thomas Crown: I never bring anyone here.

Catherine Banning: What was it?
Thomas Crown: Nice little Renoir...
Catherine Banning: Oh... Renoir
[beat]
Catherine Banning: Nice little copy?
Thomas Crown: We'll never know will we?

Catherine Banning: I would let you in, but...
Thomas Crown: But the world is watching.
Catherine Banning: Yes.
Thomas Crown: Besides, you haven't got any furniture.
Catherine Banning: Oh that's good.

Catherine Banning: You really think there's "happy ever after" for people like us?

Detective Michael McCann: Can I drop you someplace? At your hotel?
Catherine Banning: One, I keep an apartment here, and two, I am going to your office.
Detective Michael McCann: [pause] She keeps an apartment. I keep goldfish.

Catherine Banning: This is an elegant crime, done by an elegant person. It's not about the money.
Detective Michael McCann: So, who steals a Monet, just to not sell it?
Catherine Banning: A Monet lover.
[Looks at a computer on a desk]
Catherine Banning: Whose desk is that?
Detective Paretti: Er...
Catherine Banning: Can I use it?
Detective Paretti: Sure.
Catherine Banning: OK, let's dig up all the major art auctions of the last five years, and see who's been bidding on Monets.
Catherine Banning: [Holds up a sheet of paper with details of auctions] See anyone we know?
Detective Michael McCann: [Looks at list. Sees Thomas Crown listed as a bidder on a Monet] Him? A big day for this guy is takin' off his tie! He's a finance geek?
Catherine Banning: Is he?

Catherine Banning: Am I really that transparent?

Detective Michael McCann: So I'm stuck with you on my back.
Catherine Banning: Oh, come on Lieutenant. Who knows, you might enjoy it.