The Thomas Crown Affair

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Overview

Thomas Crown Steve McQueen is a self-made Boston millionaire who 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. Erwin Weaver Jack Weston leads the cast of crooks who never actually meet Crown but manage to pull off the robbery without a hitch. Crown deposits 3 million in a Swiss bank account, pays off the crooks, and waits for the insurance company to repay the bank for the loss. Eddy Malone Paul Burke ...
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Overview

Thomas Crown Steve McQueen is a self-made Boston millionaire who 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. Erwin Weaver Jack Weston leads the cast of crooks who never actually meet Crown but manage to pull off the robbery without a hitch. Crown deposits 3 million in a Swiss bank account, pays off the crooks, and waits for the insurance company to repay the bank for the loss. Eddy Malone Paul Burke is the savvy detective who helps insurance investigator Vicky Anderson Faye Dunaway find the mastermind behind the heist. Thomas Crown Affair became one of the first films to employ many split-screen images throughout its running time, as devised by editor Hal Ashby. Michel Legrand's score was nominated for an Academy Award, and the song "The Windmills Of Your Mind," written by Legrand with Alan and Marilyn Bergman took home the coveted Oscar.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary by director Norman Jewison
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Norman Jewison's stylish romantic caper, featuring Steve McQueen in a rare cerebral role, is an enjoyably lightweight compendium of '60s film technique. It begins as a cat-and-mouse game between a wealthy businessman (McQueen), who has masterminded a spectacularly complex bank heist for his own amusement, and the brilliant insurance investigator (Faye Dunaway) assigned to the case, but the film slides into a higher gear when they fall for each other. More romance than heist, the film capitalizes on the powerful chemistry of the two stars, who were never photographed as stunningly as they are here by the legendary Haskell Wexler. In a celebrated six-minute set piece, a wordless chess game between the two develops into an increasingly intense pas de deux of visual foreplay; near its climax, a rapt McQueen gazes on while Dunaway contemplatively fondles the head of a bishop. The wariness of the couple, who can never entirely trust one another, only heightens the atmosphere of erotic frisson. Michel Legrand's layers his catchy score with interlocking ostinatos which echo the film's visual motif of circularity, while adding an undercurrent of playfulness. The film's adolescent fantasy of omnipotence may have no more substance than a soap bubble, and its frenetic inventory of '60s visual gimmicks can sometimes seem painfully anachronistic, but it remains a skillfully concocted diversion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2005
  • UPC: 027616927828
  • Original Release: 1968
  • Rating:

  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Remastered / Repackaged
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,083

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve McQueen Thomas Crown
Faye Dunaway Vicky Anderson
Paul Burke Eddy Malone
Jack Weston Erwin Weaver
Yaphet Kotto Carl
Astrid Heeren Gwen
Biff McGuire Sandy
Carol Corbett Miss Sullivan
John Orchard John
Gordon Pinsent Jamie
Patrick Horgan Danny
Peg Shirley Honey Weaver
Leonard Caron Jimmy Weaver
Sidney Armus Arnie
Richard Bull Booth Guard
Harry Cooper Ernie
Victor Creatore
Allen Emerson Don
Ted Gehring Marvin
Nikita Knatz Sketch Artist
Charles Lampkin
Nora Marlowe Marcie
Todd Martin Benjy
Sam Melville Dave
Judy Pace Pretty Girl
Addison Powell Abe
James Rawley
Patty Regan Girl in Elevator
Tom Rosqui Private Detective
Jon Shank Curley
Michael Shillo Swiss Banker
Johnny Silver Bert
John Zaccaro
Technical Credits
Norman Jewison Director, Producer
Del Armstrong Makeup
Hal Ashby Editor
Alan Bergman Score Composer, Songwriter
Marilyn Bergman Score Composer, Songwriter
Edward Boyle Set Decoration/Design
Robert F. Boyle Art Director
Byron Brandt Editor
Walter Goss Sound/Sound Designer
Michel Legrand Score Composer
Alan Levine Costumes/Costume Designer
Clem Portman Sound/Sound Designer
Jack N. Reddish Asst. Director
Alan R. Trustman Screenwriter
Theadora Van Runkle Costumes/Costume Designer
Haskell Wexler Cinematographer
Ralph Winters Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Logo/Title/Interview [5:56]
2. The Wheeler Dealer [2:10]
3. Puzzling Out a Plot [5:41]
4. Elevated Bank Heist [5:10]
5. The Getaway [3:02]
6. Drop Off/Pick Up [3:30]
7. A Toast to a Genius [2:07]
8. Investigating Beauty [1:54]
9. Pressing Police [1:38]
10. Nothing to Declare [2:08]
11. Swiss Deposit [1:30]
12. Insurance Pays [:55]
13. Meeting Miss Vicki [1:45]
14. Betting on the Green [2:06]
15. Earning Her Keep [1:28]
16. The Windmills of Your Mind [2:49]
17. Smoking Out Answers [2:16]
18. "What's His Name?" [1:50]
19. Polo Play [2:28]
20. Artful Headhunting [5:48]
21. Finking on Your Man [1:06]
22. Hot-Wired Kidnapping [1:45]
23. Goodwill Bribe [3:16]
24. Icy Round Three [3:58]
25. Castle/Chess/Mating [10:28]
26. Dune Buggy Romance [3:37]
27. Fighting Back [6:42]
28. Turning Up the Heat [2:37]
29. "I Can Do It Again!" [3:30]
30. "The Last Supper" [3:14]
31. Cemetery Surprise [4:56]
32. End Credits [:44]
Side #2 -- Full Screen
1. Logo/Title/Interview [5:56]
2. The Wheeler Dealer [2:10]
3. Puzzling Out a Plot [5:41]
4. Elevated Bank Heist [5:10]
5. The Getaway [3:02]
6. Drop Off/Pick Up [3:30]
7. A Toast to a Genius [2:07]
8. Investigating Beauty [1:54]
9. Pressing Police [1:38]
10. Nothing to Declare [2:08]
11. Swiss Deposit [1:30]
12. Insurance Pays [:55]
13. Meeting Miss Vicki [1:45]
14. Betting on the Green [2:06]
15. Earning Her Keep [1:28]
16. The Windmills of Your Mind [2:49]
17. Smoking Out Answers [2:16]
18. "What's His Name?" [1:50]
19. Polo Play [2:28]
20. Artful Headhunting [5:48]
21. Finking on Your Man [1:06]
22. Hot-Wired Kidnapping [1:45]
23. Goodwill Bribe [3:16]
24. Icy Round Three [3:58]
25. Castle/Chess/Mating [10:28]
26. Dune Buggy Romance [3:37]
27. Fighting Back [6:42]
28. Turning Up the Heat [2:37]
29. "I Can Do It Again!" [3:30]
30. "The Last Supper" [3:14]
31. Cemetery Surprise [4:56]
32. End Credits [:44]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Widescreen
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Side #2 -- Full Screen
   Play
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Thomas Mcqueen Affair

    As far as Steve Mcqueen films go this is the best. It has everything :great cutting edge split-screen direction by Norman Jewison, terrific action sequences by Mcqueen(who begged for this role), great supporting roles for Paul Burke and Faye Dunnaway, Oscar winning song by Michel Legrand, million dollar wardrobe, excellent story by Alan Trustman...plus a very erotic sex and chess sequence...dunebuggies and lobster broils on the beach...glider flights...bank robberies...hard to beat a great film like this. Pierce Brosnan had big shoes to fill with the remake, an earnest endeavor it was. This edges out Bullitt as McQueen's best by his portrayal of significantly expressing so easily a glamorous lifestyle everyone dreams about...which is what makes that movie magic.

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