The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair

DVD - 1999
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A sleek insurance investigator has been assigned to solve a bank robbery that has Boston's finest completely baffled. Her sleuthing leads to the sophisticated, handsome and unbelievably rich Thomas Crown. The more she gets involved with the case, the more she becomes suspicious of his involvement.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, 1999, c1968
Branch Call Number: DVD THO 1968
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : Dolby digital mono. sd., col. ; 12 cm

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Les_J
May 18, 2019

I liked this just as much as the 1968 version with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway.

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milirick
Nov 05, 2018

On the plus side if you watch this you get the nostalgia factor of seeing 1960's America and two great actors in their prime on the other hand this movie had the feel of an art house film and mirrors a lot of movies of this era trying a bit too hard to be hip and different. For sure it is a departure from your typical Hollywood movie, but at the same time I found myself feeling that the remake eclipsed the original. No doubt, if I had seen the original when it was released I would probably feel differently, but I really feel that the majority of viewers today will just turn this movie off before it ends. I didn't (turn it off) and watched it all the way through, but I did not feel that it was as entertaining as I had hoped.

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SusyHendrix
Nov 05, 2018

Classy and teeming with pure 1960s coolness. As a romantic thriller, I preferred this one much more to the remake: its ending is more bittersweet and grown-up, and the sexual tension between the leads so much more delectable.

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SusyHendrix
Sep 05, 2018

Entertaining but unnecessary remake of a classic. It also lacks the melancholy tinge that gave the original its emotional weight.

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007Gatsby
Aug 20, 2018

I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO WATCH THIS MOVIE YET, EVEN THOUGH I WAS 1 IN LINE FOR IT FOR MONTHS! THE LIBRARY KEEPS SKIPPING MY HOLD ON IT!!!

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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.

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ManMachine
Jun 20, 2018

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.

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DanniOcean Jul 24, 2009

Sexual Content: Nudity

DanniOcean Jul 24, 2009

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007Gatsby
Sep 05, 2018

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

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