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The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 26 June 1968 (USA)
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.

Director:

Norman Jewison

Writer:

Alan Trustman (as Alan R. Trustman)
Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Sidney Armus ... Arnie
Richard Bull ... Booth Guard
Peg Shirley Peg Shirley ... Honey
Patrick Horgan ... Danny
Carol Corbett Carol Corbett ... Miss Sullivan
Tom Rosqui ... Pvt. Detective
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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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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! See more »


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Trivia

Sean Connery had been the original choice for the title role but declined, exhausted from filming "You Only Live Twice (1967)." He later regretted the decision. See more »

Goofs

Around 22 minutes, "Erwin" (Jack Weston) drives into the cemetery in the Ford station wagon. Just before he stops, you can clearly see the rear window is up, as reflections are coming of the glass; however, as Erwin (immediately) exits the car and walks behind it, the window is completely down, as he reaches into it. Since the window was never shown rolling down, this is clearly a revealing mistake. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Crown: What a funny, dirty little mind!
Vicki Anderson: It's a funny, dirty little job! So shoot me in the leg!
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Thieves (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Windmills of your Mind
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Noel Harrison
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The Perfect Crime
10 July 2006 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

The Thomas Crown affair begs the question. What do the rich think of when they are bored? Norman Jewison decided to answer that question with a subtle, but over the top version of cops and robbers. Thomas Crown (suprisingly, but adroitly played by Steve McQueen) is a bored, millionaire who asks, "Who do I want to be tomorrow?" To that end, he decides on 'kicks.' In what seems like an absentminded challenge to himself, Crown designs and implements a down to the minute bank robbery. The plan is fantastic. He selects and hires five total strangers at random, instructs them on their part of the Bank robbery, then sets them in motion. What follows is perhaps the finest cat and mouse crime game between two intelligent and sophisticated players. Faye Dunaway plays Vicki Anderson, a top notch insurance investigator who for ten percent of recovered loot promises the capture of her agile quarry. Standing by to arrest the elusive Crown is Paul Burke, who plays Lt. Edward 'Eddy' Malone. Jack Weston portrays Erwin Weaver the get-a-way driver who could jeopardize Crowns Perfect crime. With the famous, "Windmills of your Mind" theme song, the viewer is hauntingly allowed into the mind of a sympathetic man and one cannot help but root for the thief. This film was McQueen's favorite. *****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thomas Crown, Esquire See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,050
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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