The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair

DVD - 2005
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A millionaire Bostonian who robs banks for fun gets romantically involved with the insurance investigator assigned to track him down.
Publisher: Santa Monica : Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment, [c2005].
Edition: Widescreen, full screen.
ISBN: 0792867064
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE SUSPENSE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approx. 102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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Reading_Right
Nov 28, 2015

Eh. Uses the same technique & has the same probs as the original: i.e. they give the female lead a copy a of the script. Extremely predictable, and not even as good as the original.

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Reading_Right
Nov 25, 2015

Faye Dunaway's character completely has a "copy of the script", but the film still hangs in there, with a great production style, and good acting with great actors. This film was the basis for the TV "series" Banacek.

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DesLi
Nov 09, 2015

Nothing special; just another standard Hollywood movie. Entertaining enough.

readerdick Oct 05, 2015

Not near as enjoyable as the original with Steve McQueen

noir125 Jul 14, 2015

Pairs well with Charade starring Cary Grant & Audrey Hepburn, two of my favorite movies.

Vitruian Jun 20, 2015

Suffering from MadMen withdrawal I searched for a movie about that era and The Thomas Crown Affair filled my requirements. Thomas Crown, a man with emmence wealth, the Brahman of his profession,is suffering in my opinion a existential crisis. " What should I be Tomorrow ?" lame as it may sound is a common lament of those with More money than they know what to do with. I enjoyed Faye Dunaway in her role of Vicki, an equal match or as in the words of Norman Jewison the director "love between two Shits" I thought it was ballsey when she said to him. " I know you did it." Yet she didn't expect him to fold up and come quietly.While parts of the movie seem dated, which leads in to similarities in how Madmen ended with references to emerging new age psychology. The plot of who was playing whom with mind games of romance to keep the other off guard kept me involved till the end it spite of its 60's contrivences. I look forward watching the remake and comparing the two.

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EMP_0
Feb 28, 2015

Fell asleep during the movie, it was terribly boring.

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rslade
Jul 10, 2014

Neither version is all that stunning, really. This one has some cute nods to the original.

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lukasevansherman
Oct 08, 2013

This is the 1999 remake.

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LibraryUser53
Jul 09, 2013

Entertaining sleuth story about insurance company agent & antagonist Vicki Anderson (Fay Dunaway) chasing down the stolen money from a finely-crafted bank robbery. Good acting for the most part from the headliners, but maybe a little dated. The dialogue is shredded with 60's pop-psychology-lingo. For example, when ennui afflicted protagonist Thomas Crown (currency arbitrage is his game) is asked by his "maybe-20-ingenue-sleep-until-noon-first-name-only" girlfriend Gwen (Astrid Heeren) what it is that worries him, Crown replies that what he worries about mostly is "What should I be tomorrow?". Are we supposed to be in awe of his insight? You couldn't get away with that line today, the audiences would laugh. And we all know it can be done, so enough with the split screens already. Still, if the viewer can get past those minor distractions, the story -- the main theme of which is the question: Who exactly is chasing whom? -- well, the movie captures the interest, would be hard to not watch through to the end if you make it through the first 15 minutes. This is definitely worth a watch. It's a go.

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DanniOcean Jul 24, 2009

Sexual Content: Nudity

DanniOcean Jul 24, 2009

Coarse Language: Swearing

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phyllis49
Mar 19, 2012

Billionaire Thomas Crown loves courting disaster and winning! But when he meets his match in an intelligent, cunning, lady insurance investigator, a game of cat and mouse ensues.
Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara, Frankie Faison, Fritz Weaver, Charles Keating, Mark Margolis, Faye Dunaway.

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Sunnchilde Dec 13, 2011

"I can leave here tomorrow. So can YOU."

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