The Thomas Crown Affair

Synopsis: Self-made billionaire Thomas Crown is bored of being able to buy everything he desires. Being irresistible to women, he also does not feel any challenge in that area. But there are a few things even he can't get, therefore Thomas Crown has a seldom hobby: He steals priceless masterpieces of Art. After the theft of a famous painting from Claude Monet, the only person suspecting Thomas Crown is Catherine Banning. Her job is to get the picture back, no matter how she accomplishes her mission. Unfortunately, Catherine gets involved too deeply with Thomas to keep a professional distance to the case. Fortunately, Thomas seems to fall for her, too.
Director(s): John McTiernan
Production: MGM/UA
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

I want you to talk about women.

Mr. Crown?

- I'm sorry.

- Women.

You've yet to talk about women.

I enjoy women.

Enjoyment isn't intimacy.

Intimacy isn't necessarily enjoyment.

How would you know?

Has it occurred to you

that you have a problem with trust?

I trust myself implicitly.

Yes, but can other people trust you?

You mean society at large?

I mean women, Mr. Crown.

Yes, a woman could trust me.


Under what extraordinary circumstances

would you allow that to happen?

A woman could trust me...

as long as her interests

didn't run too contrary to my own.

On society at large...

if its interests were to run

counter to your own?

Jimmy, I think I'll walk for a while.

I'll meet you at the office.

Whoa! Jesus Christ!

Look at this jerk.

Morning, Mr. Crown.

- Bobby.

- Back for your haystacks, huh?

Don't ever let it go on tour.

Oh, I'll lay down the law.

You're an odd duck.

Everybody else goes right for the Monet.

It's very nice.


Do you know what it's worth?

I just like my haystacks.

Yo, you gonna move it?

Come on, buddy. Let's go. Move it.

Jesus Christ.

Bring it on.

Something's screwed up.

My list says some kind of sarcophagus.

What do you want me to do?

It's a horse.

You want I should take it back

and dump it?

Just unload the damn thing.

Boy, it's gonna be hot today.

- Good morning, Mr. Crown.

- Good morning, Sam.

You can't let 'em know what's

going on. Know what I mean?

- What, do you own the building?

- Excuse us, sir.

What the hell?

What's going on?

He does own the building.

- Good morning, Mr. Crown.

- John, welcome back.

Give me good numbers, Jimmy.

Good morning, Daria.

Good morning, Mr. Crown.

You forgot your briefcase, right?

I must've left it here last night.

We have a disparity here.

I saw that.

Well, we can't leave it here.

Let's find out

what the problem is.

That is not a sarcophagus.

- It's Friday.

- What did he mean by that?

I'd say come Monday

there's gonna be hell to pay.


Times in this thing

I never thought I'd see that.

Thomas Crown forced

to sell something.

So what do you think? You don't have any

regrets about the way you played this?

Regret is usually

a waste of time.

As is gloating. Have you figured out

what you're gonna say to your board...

when they learned that you paid me 30

million more than others were offering?

Good morning, gentlemen.

All right, English only

from now on.

Gentlemen, upon closer inspection...

your proposal is not as generous

as you led us to believe.

There is no mention

of executive compensation.

Look, gentlemen, we understand

your objection to the merger.

- It's not a merger!

- Your stockholders have spoken.

- The stock price was manipulated.

- We've anticipated your reluctance.

- We won't be a Crown subsidiary.

- Our attorneys are prepared...

to go head-to-head

with you at the SEC.

I thought that kid would bust a gut

when you went into that thing about SEC.

- That was brilliant!

- How's it go?

It's sad to see another tired man...

Lay down his hand and quit

the holy game of poker.

That's the line, Danny.

He's right, you know.

Third generation company, you think

they would have shown more grit.

Don't forget about the Douglaston

conference call in ten minutes.

- Speak to Scully. Miso soup, Daria.

- On its way.

Go, go, go!

This painting is considered to be

the first Impressionist work in history.

It started

the Impressionist Movement.

It influenced major artists who went on

to found the first major school...

or style of the 20th century.

Okay. Try this.

It's worth a hundred million bucks.

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Leslie Dixon

Leslie Dixon is an American screenwriter and film producer. She began her career as an original screenwriter, writing films such as 1987's Outrageous Fortune and Overboard. She then moved into adaptations and re-writes, developing the screenplays for: Mrs. Doubtfire, The Thomas Crown Affair, Pay It Forward, and Hairspray. She has also produced a variety of films, and the television series Limitless. more…

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