The Thomas Crown Affair


The Thomas Crown Affair

Critics Consensus

Steve McQueen settles into the role with ease and aplomb, in a film that whisks viewers to an exotic world with style and sex appeal.



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User Ratings: 9,725
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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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Steve McQueen
as Thomas Crown
Faye Dunaway
as Vicki Anderson
Paul Burke
as Detective Lieutenant Edward 'Eddy' Malone
Jack Weston
as Erwin Weaver
Jon Shank
as Curley
Carol Corbett
as Miss Sullivan
Gordon Pinsent
as Jamie MacDonald
Peg Shirley
as Honey Weaver
Leonard Caron
as Jimmy Weaver
Judy Pace
as Pretty Girl
Tom Rosqui
as Private Detective
Michael Shillo
as Swiss Banker
Carole Kelly
as Motel Girl
Nikita Knatz
as Sketch Artist
Charles Lampkin
as Elevator Operator
James Rawley
as Elevator Operator
Paul Verdier
as Elevator Operator
Victor Creatore
as Cash Room Guard
Paul Rhone
as Cash Room Guard
Richard Bull
as Booth Guard
Patty Regan
as Girl in Elevator
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  • Sep 05, 2010
    This movie wasn't bad, it was just way too boring, I didn't even watch it all. Some day I'll give it another chance maybe.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 04, 2010
    A great and innovative film by the 60's, with Steve Mcqueen and Faye Dunaway, directed by Norman Jewison.Made with split screen technique in the actions scenes, excellent soundtrack , and the usual charm of the characters, this movie is a cult.The chess game scene is sexy in extreme (without naked people or explicit ).It was nominated for two Academy Awards and won the Award for Best Song with "Windmills of Your Mind".
    Andre T Super Reviewer
  • Feb 26, 2009
    Nevermind the use and abuse of the so called avant-garde techniques like multiple split screen or neon lights fade out, It simply is a sensous and stylish cross between romantic melodrama and caper movie, in which the cool couple McQueen and Dunaway squeeze out their immense chemistry on the screen. The chess play/seduction scene is the best moment of the entire film.
    Pierluigi P Super Reviewer
  • Sep 16, 2008
    Jewison is accommodated with the frustrating social/racial clashes during the 60's-70's era rather heist films.Thomas Crown is a gentleman thief.The kind of type you know he's a deceiver and cares for specific things,something ms Anderson aka Dunaway is aware.Jewison orchestrates both of them as pawns of a chess and if the check mate isn't successful,his rich,sly crook is just as perfect as his introductory scene.
    Dimitris S Super Reviewer

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