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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) Poster

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Catherine Banning: Damn, I hate being a foregone conclusion.

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Thomas Crown: You look wonderful!

Catherine Banning: Thank you! How are you?

Thomas Crown: Popular.

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Detective Michael McCann: Can I drop you someplace? At your hotel?

Catherine Banning: One, I keep an apartment here, and two, I am going to your office.

Detective Michael McCann: [pause] She keeps an apartment. I keep goldfish.

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[Catherine looks out the plane window at a tropical island]

Catherine Banning: That island isn't Manhattan.

Thomas Crown: It's not?

Catherine Banning: I have appointments.

Thomas Crown: Wanna keep 'em?

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[at Crown's tropical resort]

Catherine Banning: Oh! This must go over!

Thomas Crown: With whom?

Catherine Banning: Whoever you bring here.

Thomas Crown: I never bring anyone here.

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[Banning shows up at a ball wearing a red sash]

Thomas Crown: This is a black and white ball.

Catherine Banning: That's okay, I wasn't invited anyway.

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Catherine Banning: I would let you in, but...

Thomas Crown: But the world is watching.

Catherine Banning: Yes.

Thomas Crown: Besides, you haven't got any furniture.

Catherine Banning: Oh that's good.

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The Psychiatrist: I want you to talk about women.

[waits for a few moments]

The Psychiatrist: Mr. Crown?

Thomas Crown: I'm sorry?

The Psychiatrist: Women. You get to talk about women.

Thomas Crown: Oh, I enjoy women.

The Psychiatrist: Enjoyment isn't intimacy.

Thomas Crown: And intimacy isn't necesarily enjoyment.

The Psychiatrist: How would you know? Has it occured to you that you have a problem with trust?

Thomas Crown: [smirking] I trust myself implicitly.

The Psychiatrist: But can other people trust you?

Thomas Crown: Oh, you mean society at large?

The Psychiatrist: I mean women, Mr.Crown.

Thomas Crown: Yes, a woman could trust me.

The Psychiatrist: Good. Under what extraordinary circumstances would you allow that to happen?

Thomas Crown: A woman could trust me as long as her interests didn't run too contrary to my own.

The Psychiatrist: And society? If ITS interests should run counter to your own?

[Crown smiles]

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John Reynolds: Tommy, that's a hundred thousand dollars on a goddam golf swing!

Thomas Crown: It's a beautiful Saturday morning, John... What the hell else have we got to do?

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Thomas Crown: Regret is usually a waste of time, as is gloating

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Thomas Crown: Do you want to dance? Or do you want to DANCE?

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Catherine Banning: What was it?

Thomas Crown: Nice little Renoir...

Catherine Banning: Oh... Renoir

[beat]

Catherine Banning: Nice little copy?

Thomas Crown: We'll never know will we?

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Catherine Banning: This is an elegant crime, done by an elegant person. It's not about the money.

Detective Michael McCann: So, who steals a Monet, just to not sell it?

Catherine Banning: A Monet lover.

[Looks at a computer on a desk]

Catherine Banning: Whose desk is that?

Detective Paretti: Er...

Catherine Banning: Can I use it?

Detective Paretti: Sure.

Catherine Banning: OK, let's dig up all the major art auctions of the last five years, and see who's been bidding on Monets.

Catherine Banning: [Holds up a sheet of paper with details of auctions] See anyone we know?

Detective Michael McCann: [Looks at list. Sees Thomas Crown listed as a bidder on a Monet] Him? A big day for this guy is takin' off his tie! He's a finance geek?

Catherine Banning: Is he?

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[Catherine is clearly upset]

Detective Michael McCann: Are you okay?

Catherine Banning: Yeah.

Detective Michael McCann: You know I was okay once. My girlfriend went out one night and came back... married. I told everyone that I didn't care, and then I fucked five women in three days, flipped my car on an on-ramp, beat a suspect unconscious, got suspended... but I was "okay."

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Catherine Banning: Men make women messy.

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Detective Michael McCann: Monet's unknown masterpiece, Dogs At Cards.

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Catherine Banning: You really think there's "happy ever after" for people like us?

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Detective Michael McCann: I love this neighborhood. Some of these broads are wearing my salary.

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Detective Michael McCann: Give.

[pause]

Detective Michael McCann: You know what? Life is full of shitty conflicts, okay? Give!

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Detective Michael McCann: [about Thomas Crown] Do you realize what kind of flesh-eating lawyers this guy is going to have?

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Detective Michael McCann: So I'm stuck with you on my back.

Catherine Banning: Oh, come on Lieutenant. Who knows, you might enjoy it.

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Thomas Crown: Here's to the fear of being trapped.

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Catherine Banning: Do you really think I am going to sleep with the man I am investigating?

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The Psychiatrist: [laughing] Peter Pan grows up, and discovers there's no place to land!

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Catherine Banning: Am I really that transparent?

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Thomas Crown: I hope it's not because you find my company monotonous.

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