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The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

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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Storyline

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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McQueen, together with this "Bonnie and Clyde" Gal...and the slickest gang that ever robbed a bank! See more »


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26 June 1968 (USA)  »

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The Crown Caper  »

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$4,300,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The picture marked the screen debut of fashion model Astrid Heeren, although she went on to make only two more films. See more »

Goofs

During the infamous chess scene an overview of the board is shown as Vicki Anderson moves her bishop forward that shows that Crown has already castled, but it is not until later in the scene that he actually performs the move. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Crown: Samba. Sugarloaf. Jungle. Piranha.
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Connections

Referenced in Good Eats: The Alton Crown Affair (2008) See more »

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The Chess Game
Music by Michel Legrand
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annoying and incredibly over-rated
27 August 1999 | by (stamford, ct) – See all my reviews

Thinking, "gee, the original is always better, let me watch that first", I caught this on tape last week. Yecch. Nothing happens, staring at each other not talking does not make "sexual tension", what little plot there is I wasn't buying and the soundtrack is absolutely grating. Hell, half the film is nothing but loud horrible music. Talk about a movie that didn't age well. And I'm a fan of McQueen and Dunaway !


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