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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:
Unforgettable 60's cool See more (128 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)

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Trivia:
After watching a five hour rough cut of the film, composer Michel Legrand took a six week vacation during which he wrote 90 minutes of music. The film was then reedited to the music, instead of the other way around. If this experiment had failed, Legrand would have written a second score in the traditional way free of charge.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the first getaway scene in the picture, the driver is seen driving westbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike a mile or so into the highway from downtown Boston. He's then seen *entering* the Pike from I-93 which would have happened prior to already being on that road. Subsequently, he's seen further down the Mass. Pike, once again somehow traveling westbound on it as he was before.See more »
Quotes:
Vicki Anderson:What do you get for the man who has everything?See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Windmills Of Your MindSee more »

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92 out of 113 people found the following review useful.
Unforgettable 60's cool, 2 July 2005
Author: UGLYBOB57 from Canada

This movie is for fans of the 60s era not just 60's movies. It is a vehicle for displaying McQueen's cool and Dunaway's style. Made and set in an age when only the hippest were members of the jet set. Besides the two stars, look for solid performances from a very young Yaphet Kotto and the always disgusting Jack Weston.

The film itself is well crafted, beautifully photographed and brilliantly directed, it also has a great score. Jewison makes use of the split screen effect, several places in the film. While not only visually interesting, it also captures something of the essence of the era. Few people today will realise the significance of the split screen effect, as they don't remember Montreal's Expo/67.

While essentially a cool heist flic, and one of the first, this film is much more. It is a subtle study of human behaviour and the basic characteristics of man and woman. McQueen is the bored rich playboy and Dunaway is the cool, yet seductive private eye, who is not above using her feminine charms to solve a case. From time to time, the film hints at Crown's inner crisis, he is constantly in need of distraction, to prevent himself from dwelling on the fact that his life is essentially empty and meaningless.

Throughout the film, McQueen and Dunaway play a cat and mouse game, both on the professional level and also on the sexual level. The sexual tension during the chess game for example is so palpable, you can't help but be drawn in, dwelling on every stroke of Dunaway's fingers and every twitch on McQueen's face.

Unlike the modern remake, which is vapid by comparison, this film forces the viewer to pay attention, or risk missing the whole point. The pace of the original is much slower than the remake, and so might not appeal to those raised on video games.

The ending of this film gives us some real insight into the true nature of the relationships between men and women.

Overall, this film is a modern masterpiece.

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