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The Thomas Crown Affair -- A self-made Boston millionaire Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) masterminds a bank heist in hopes of leaving it all behind. Tired of being part of the Establishment, he has hopes of pulling off the caper and flying to Rio. The cast of crooks lead by Erwin Weaver (Jack Weston) manage to pull off the robbery without a hitch and without ever actually meeting Crown. After depositing 3 million into a Swiss bank account and paying off the crooks, Crown waits for the insurance company to repay the bank for the loss. With the help of savvy detective Eddy Malone (Paul Burke), insurance investigator Vicky Anderson (Faye Dunaway) attempts to find the mastermind behind the heist.

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Director:
Writer:
Alan Trustman (written by)
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Release Date:
19 June 1968 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Favored over the remake See more (127 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve McQueen ... Thomas Crown

Faye Dunaway ... Vicki Anderson
Paul Burke ... Eddy Malone

Jack Weston ... Erwin
Biff McGuire ... Sandy
Addison Powell ... Abe
Astrid Heeren ... Gwen

Gordon Pinsent ... Jamie

Yaphet Kotto ... Carl
Sidney Armus ... Arnie

Richard Bull ... Booth Guard

Peg Shirley ... Honey
Patrick Horgan ... Danny
Carol Corbett ... Miss Sullivan
Tom Rosqui ... Pvt. Detective
Michael Shillo ... Swiss Banker
Nora Marlowe ... Marcie

Sam Melville ... Dave
Ted Gehring ... Marvin

Paul Verdier ... Elevator Operator
Judy Pace ... Pretty Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leonard Caron ... Jimmy Weaver (uncredited)
Harry Cooper ... Ernie (uncredited)
Victor Creatore ... Cash Room Guard (uncredited)
Allen Emerson ... Don (uncredited)

Bruce Glover ... Bank Manager (uncredited)
Nikita Knatz ... Sketch Artist (uncredited)
Charles Lampkin ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Todd Martin ... Benjy (uncredited)
Ed T. McDonnell ... Boston Police Officer at Roadblock (uncredited)
John Orchard ... John - Crown's Butler (uncredited)
James Rawley ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Patty Regan ... Girl in Elevator (uncredited)
Paul Rhone ... Cash Room Guard (uncredited)
Jon Shank ... Curley (uncredited)

Johnny Silver ... Bert (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman Jewison 
 
Writing credits
Alan Trustman (written by) (as Alan R. Trustman)

Produced by
Hal Ashby .... associate producer
Norman Jewison .... producer
Walter Mirisch .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
 
Cinematography by
Haskell Wexler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hal Ashby 
Byron 'Buzz' Brandt  (as Byron Brandt)
Ralph E. Winters 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Art Direction by
Robert F. Boyle  (as Robert Boyle)
 
Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle  (as Edward Boyle)
 
Makeup Department
Del Armstrong .... makeup artist
Lynn Del Kail .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Jay Sebring .... hair designer: Steve McQueen (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jim Henderling .... production manager (as James E. Henderling)
Howard Joslin .... unit manager (as J. Howard Joslin)
Allen K. Wood .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Walter Hill .... second assistant director
Jack N. Reddish .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Anthony Bavero .... property
Nikita Knatz .... sketch artist
Pablo Ferro .... graphic artist: final cut (uncredited)
Pablo Ferro .... graphic designer: final cut (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Walter Goss .... sound
Clem Portman .... sound recordist
James Richard .... sound editor (as Jim Richard)
Richard Portman .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Roy Jenson .... stunts (uncredited)
John Moio .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator
Morris Rosen .... key grip
Gaylin P. Schultz .... key grip (as Gaylin Schultz)
Ross A. Maehl .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alan Levine .... wardrobe
Ron Postal .... wardrobe consultant: Mr. McQueen
Theadora Van Runkle .... wardrobe designer: Miss Dunaway (as Thea Van Runkle)
 
Editorial Department
James D. Young .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tom Downing .... music editor
Michel Legrand .... conductor
Carol Kaye .... musician: bass (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Kenneth Jay Lane .... jewelry designer: Miss Dunaway
Alfred Sheinwald .... technical advisor
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (as Marshall Wolins)
Gary Wooten .... technical advisor
Neil R. Ayer .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Pete Condos .... dune buggy designer (uncredited)
Pablo Ferro .... title designer (uncredited)
Robert Alan Nelson .... location scout (uncredited)
Leonard Shannon .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) | USA:TV-14 | USA:R (M.P.A.A. Cert. No. 21612) | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | West Germany:12 (f) (old rating: 16)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sean Connery had been the original choice for the title role but declined, a decision he later regretted.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Sandy:You're mad! Absolutely mad!
Thomas Crown:What else can we do on Sunday?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Windmills Of Your MindSee more »

FAQ

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68 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
Favored over the remake, 29 September 2003
Author: eschwartzkopf from Palm Springs, Calif.

The large number of reviews tossing this in the trash bin as an overwrought 1960s period piece, or inferior when compared to the Pierce Brosnan/Rene Russo remake caused me to find the DVD and take another look.

The problem with the 1967 film is that, unlike most films made today (including the remake), viewers need to think and connect the dots; and, there isn't always a "right" ending with all details neat and tidy. This is still a classic of the caper films, with McQueen giving the definitive performance of his absolute-cool image, and Dunaway as the Joan Crawford of the Virginia Slims generation.

The then-innovative parts of the film, including the multiple split screens and the repetition of the theme song with Noel Harrison look dated (and the split-screen is only effective on the big, big screens of the 1960s-era theaters), but the chess game is still the most-seductive bit of film where all the clothes stay on and nobody talks.

Listening to director Norman Jewison's commentary on the DVD is enlightening. The split screens were indeed a timely gimmick (Jewison and the producer saw the technique at Expo '67 in Montreal), and his explanation of the last scene in the cemetery gives a good insight as to how he aimed the film in general.

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