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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 »
NewsDesk:
(49 articles)
User Reviews:
An Excellent Movie Even If Out of Character for McQueen See more (129 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)
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Chapman .... special visual effects designer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Loren Janes .... stunt double: Steve Mcqueen: uncredited
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 (TV rating) (2015) | 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)

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Trivia:
In the movie, the Ferrari driven by Faye Dunaway and being referred to as "one of those red Italian things" is actually the first of only ten Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder NART, serial number 09437. This particular car came second in its class in the 1968 12 hour of Sebring before being repainted and used for the movie. Steve McQueen liked the car so much, he wanted one for himself. He eventually ended up with serial number 10453. That car is today with collector Anthony Wang in NY, USA.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The PA system at the polo game announced the "end of the first period." The divisions of a polo match are never called anything but "chukkars."See more »
Quotes:
Thomas Crown:Left early. Please come with the money... or, you keep the car. All my love, Tommy.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in I Am Steve McQueen (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Windmills Of Your MindSee more »

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44 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
An Excellent Movie Even If Out of Character for McQueen, 17 March 2003
Author: wolfgar from Harrisburg PA

I cannot think of anything that I did not like about the TCA. I read some of the other reviews, and I can understand why they might come to their conclusions to the contrary.

First, McQueen does look a little out of character being a financier, but as in most of his other roles, he is in control of the situation. He plays the loner outside of the situation and/or system. Even the women that came into his arms are issued temporary visa only as shown by Faye Dunaway left holding the bag at the end of the movie. He played her like a violin.

Someone mentioned that they hated the multiple shots used in several scenes, and that it was overused and probably pointless. I completely disagree. I think that it adds dimension and excitement when it used. During the robbery, the viewer can witness several aspects of the caper as it unfolds. The polo shots were fantastic and exciting.

To me McQueen was a bit of a mystery. What did he really want? "Kicks" as suggested by Paul Burke the police investigator? He told Faye Dunaway that it was he against the system, which leaves me a little less than satisfied. He certainly seemed to be bored. Everything came to him too easily.

Faye Dunaway started out great with the pitbull attitude toward reclaiming the money for the insurance reward. I liked the repartee at the initial meeting with McQueen at the art auction. I felt she showed weakness at their first dinner meeting when McQueen accused her of having a "funny, dirty little mind". The surveillance, "replacing the carpet" in his mansion and IRS audits forever were good blows she landed. McQueen always seemed to be one step ahead. Even before the last robbery when he said he had to know where she stood, I think he already was on the plane to Europe without her. For Faye, it was a lose-lose situation. Whether she ever was really in love with him or not, she got far to close to draw the line.

The chess scene in McQueen's den was probably the sexiest scene I have ever witnessed. Everything occurred in the viewer's mind -- no nudity or anything more than kiss on screen.

This movie was wonderful, a very good look at a refreshing look at the 60s with wealth and power. Even cigarette smoking had not become a pariah.

PS: I saw the Pierce Brosnan version of TCA, and it was zero in my estimation, and that was with the nudity. Don't waste your time on it.



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