- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 23, 1999
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding
Special Features: Interactive Menus, Original Theatrical Trailer, Audio Commentary by Director Norman Jewison, 8-Page Booklet Featuring Trivia, Production Notes And A Revealing Look At The Making Of The Film.
Packaging: Keep Case
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1968 -
Best Original Song
In Norman Jewison's 1968 crime caper, Steve McQueen stars as Thomas Crown, a rich and charming businessman--and the last person to be suspected as a bank-robbing mastermind. Faye Dunaway is Vicki Anderson, the insurance investigator assigned to the case. As Anderson proceeds in her search for the criminal, her sights become set on the millionaire thrill-seeker. The film captures McQueen near the height of his powers and popularity and was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Original Score and Best Song ("The Windmills of Your Mind"). THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR was remade--starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo--in 1999, with Dunaway appearing as a psychologist.
A wealthy Boston tycoon, who masterminds bank heists for the thrill of the chase, becomes romantically involved with a beautiful insurance investigator; unfortunately for him, she's got a hidden agenda of her own... putting him behind bars.
Essential Cinema |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: 1968
- The film was remade in 1999 and features Faye Dunaway in a small part as a psychologist.
- Director Norman Jewison is a Canadian who got his start in film working for BBC-TV in London, later working for CBS-TV in the U.S.
- Norman Jewison sites the French New Wave as an influence in the style he chose for THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR.
- The chess scene is considered to be one of the steamiest of the film, full of sexual overtones such as Vicky's stroking of one of the pieces before making her move.
- The multi-screen displays are one element of the film that give it a particularly unique style.
- DVD features include commentary from Norman Jewison, the theatrical trailer, and detailed scene selections (32 total!)