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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Derringer
Jun 25, 2018

Can you imagine being so rich and yet so bored that all you can think up to do to amuse yourself is to plan and execute (by using others) the perfect crime of a major bank robbery?

Well, that's exactly what this film's story is all about.

1968's "The Thomas Crown Affair" had its good moments, as well as its not-so-good moments.

I thought that the introduction of the conniving Vicky Anderson character (as the insurance investigator) into the story was what partially ruined this film for me. Her smug self-assurance and modus operandi to expose Crown's involvement in the bank heist was totally unethical and that whole business really turned me off.

Just imagine for a minute that you are Thomas Crown. And being Thomas Crown you are not only super-rich - But, you are also super-bored, too.

And in your state of super-boredom you plan a daring, daylight bank robbery of $2.5 million that you believe to be foolproof.

And since you are so super-rich you pay others to carry out this heist for you 'cause you are too much of a coward to do it yourself.

OK. Now imagine for a minute that you are Vicky Anderson, the ruthless insurance investigator. And, being Vicky Anderson you are not only super-confident about your "female intuition" - But, you are also a super-bitch, too.

And, in your state of super-confidence your "female intuition" tells you that Thomas Crown is, indeed, the mastermind behind the brazen bank robbery you are investigating.

And, so - As a foolproof plan - You first use sex to lure Crown. And, then, you use sex to trap him.... Presto! It's as easy as that!

Get the picture? And, that, in a nutshell, is what this 1968 crime-drama is all about (with, of course, a few extra embellishments thrown into the mix for good measure).

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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 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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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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