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The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  19 June 1968 (USA)
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A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man.

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Sandy
Addison Powell ...
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Astrid Heeren ...
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Carol Corbett ...
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Four men pull off a daring daytime robbery at a bank, dump the money in a trash can and go their separate ways. Thomas Crown, a successful, wealthy businessman pulls up in his Rolls and collects it. Vickie Anderson, an independent insurance investigator is called in to recover the huge haul. She begins to examine the people who knew enough about the bank to have pulled the robbery and discovers Crown. She begins a tight watch on his every move and begins seeing him socially. How does the planner of the perfect crime react to pressure? Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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He was young, handsome, a millionaire - and he'd just pulled off the perfect crime! She was young, beautiful, a super sleuth - sent to investigate it!


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19 June 1968 (USA)  »

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The Crown Caper  »

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$4,300,000 (estimated)
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In the elevator during the first robbery, Carl puts on his left glove three times. Whenever the camera angle switches back to him from the hostages, he's putting that same glove on his hand. See more »

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The Windmills Of Your Mind
Sung by Noel Harrison
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Music by Michel Legrand
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The Crown Affair is an Under-rated Masterpiece
4 March 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I had to write this comment after reading the other comment about this fantastic film. You must watch this with the anticipation of someone about to relish an intricate and complex dish, with the feel of The Italian Job in mind, with the knowledge that Steve McQueen is the epitome of cool (see the Tao of Steve), and with the desire to see Movie Making as it should be. This is at base a heist movie, but with Steve at the helm as a wealthy businessman who is in it for kicks, you ride along with him and enjoy his every conquest of Faye Dunaway. The "Chess with Sex" scene is very sensual and has been mimicked in many movies (Austin Powers). The soundtrack is fantastic and I think "Windmills of Your Mind" won an Oscar for Best Soundtrack. The multi-split-screen views are, in my opinion, very clever as they tell different parts of the story whilst building the suspense, as well as looking very stylish. The ending is not confusing, it is intriguing, bittersweet, tantalising, and surprising. Watch and enjoy, those in the know.


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