Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
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|"Every crime has a personality, something like the mind that planned it," says Vicky Anderson (Faye Dunaway, Network, Mommie Dearest), the sleek insurance investigator trying to figure out the intellect behind a bank robbery so stunning it has Boston's finest completely baffled. Brillantly created by the Oscar-nominated director of Moonstruck and starring Dunaway and Steve McQueen (The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven), The Thomas Crown Affair has all the dazzling personality of the intriguing crime it portrays. "Well-tooled, professionally crafted," (Variety), this intricate suspense thriller is so good it's, well, criminal! Sophiscated, handsome Thomas Crown (McQueen) has only one worry--what persona he will take on tomorrow. But when the genius rogue pulls off a crime-of-the-century bank heist and finds himself pitted against a nemesis (Dunaway) as powerful as he is, his devil-may-care attitude hurls him into an edge-of-your-seat game of intrigue and suspense.|
"...a slick romantic thriller... Time Out New York
Editor's NoteIn Norman Jewison's 1968 crime caper, Steve McQueen stars as Thomas Crown, a rich and charming businessman--and the last person to be suspected as a bank-robbing mastermind. Faye Dunaway is Vicki Anderson, the insurance investigator assigned to the case. As Anderson proceeds in her search for the criminal, her sights become set on the millionaire thrill-seeker. The film captures McQueen near the height of his powers and popularity and was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Original Score and Best Song ("The Windmills of Your Mind"). THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR was remade--starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo--in 1999, with Dunaway appearing as a psychologist.
Cast & Crew
|Alan Trustman - Screenplay|
|Hal Ashby - Producer|
|Michel Legrand - Musical Score|
|Norman Jewison - Director|
Plot SummaryA wealthy Boston tycoon, who masterminds bank heists for the thrill of the chase, becomes romantically involved with a beautiful insurance investigator; unfortunately for him, she's got a hidden agenda of her own... putting him behind bars.