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The Thomas Crown Affair [1968] (1 disc)
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Director:Norman Jewison
Writer:Alan Trustman
Composer:Michel Legrand
Length:105 minutes
(1 hour 45 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Sorting Category:Crime
IMDB Rating:6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:70%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: 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.


Reaction: A bit slow. Too deliberately paced.


Personal Rating: 5/10

Select Cast and Crew
Norman Jewison => Director
Alan Trustman => Writer
Michel Legrand => Composer
Addison Powell => Abe
Astrid Heeren => Gwen
Biff McGuire => Sandy
Carol Corbett => Miss Sullivan
Faye Dunaway => Vicki Anderson
Gordon Pinsent => Jamie
Jack Weston => Erwin
Johnny Silver => Bert (uncredited)
Leonard Caron => Jimmy Weaver (uncredited)
Michael Shillo => Swiss Banker
Nora Marlowe => Marcie
Patrick Horgan => Danny
Paul Burke => Eddy Malone
Peg Shirley => Honey
Richard Bull => Booth Guard
Sam Melville => Dave
Sidney Armus => Arnie
Steve McQueen => Thomas Crown
Ted Gehring => Marvin
Todd Martin => Benjy (uncredited)
Tom Rosqui => Pvt. Detective
Yaphet Kotto => Carl

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The Academy Award-winning song {The Windmills of Your Mind} from this movie is sung by actor [?] Noel Harrison, son of Rex Harrison.
  • Of all of the films that Steve McQueen made in his career, this is reported to have been his favorite.
  • After watching a five hour rough cut of the film, composer Michel Legrand took a six week vacation during which he wrote 90 minutes of music. The film was then reedited to the music, instead of the other way around. If this experiment had failed, Legrand would have written a second score in the traditional way free of charge.
  • After working together on The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming, director Norman Jewison announced Eva Marie Saint for the film but quickly changed his mind when Faye Dunaway became an overnight star after Bonnie and Clyde.
  • Director Norman Jewison's use of multiple images was inspired by the Expo 67 film A Place to Stand.
  • Sean Connery had been the original choice for the title role but declined, a decision he later regretted.
  • The one-minute kissing sequence between the two leads took eight hours to film over a number of days.
  • The bank robbery was filmed with hidden cameras that only the crew, guards, and tellers knew about.