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The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

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)
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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 ... Honey
Patrick Horgan Patrick Horgan ... Danny
Carol Corbett Carol Corbett ... Miss Sullivan
Tom Rosqui 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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Taglines:

McQueen, together with this "Bonnie and Clyde" Gal...and the slickest gang that ever robbed a bank! See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crown Caper See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,000,000, 31 December 1968
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Costume designer Theadora Van Runkle also designed Faye Dunaway's costumes for Bonnie and Clyde (1967). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when Crown is closing a deal to buy some property, he is instructed to "sign on the top line"; but there's only one signature line on the page. See more »

Quotes

Sandy: You're mad! Absolutely mad!
Thomas Crown: What else can we do on Sunday?
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The Crowning Touch
Music by Michel Legrand
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User Reviews

 
The Crown Affair is an Under-rated Masterpiece
4 March 2003 | by filmphilosopherSee all my reviews

I had to write this comment after reading the other comment about this fantastic film. You must watch this with the anticipation of someone about to relish an intricate and complex dish, with the feel of The Italian Job in mind, with the knowledge that Steve McQueen is the epitome of cool (see the Tao of Steve), and with the desire to see Movie Making as it should be. This is at base a heist movie, but with Steve at the helm as a wealthy businessman who is in it for kicks, you ride along with him and enjoy his every conquest of Faye Dunaway. The "Chess with Sex" scene is very sensual and has been mimicked in many movies (Austin Powers). The soundtrack is fantastic and I think "Windmills of Your Mind" won an Oscar for Best Soundtrack. The multi-split-screen views are, in my opinion, very clever as they tell different parts of the story whilst building the suspense, as well as looking very stylish. The ending is not confusing, it is intriguing, bittersweet, tantalising, and surprising. Watch and enjoy, those in the know.


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