The Thomas Crown Affair

Synopsis: Four men pull off a daring daytime robbery at a bank, dump the money in a trash can and go their separate ways. Thomas Crown, a successful, wealthy businessman pulls up in his Rolls and collects it. Vickie Anderson, an independent insurance investigator is called in to recover the huge haul. She begins to examine the people who knew enough about the bank to have pulled the robbery and discovers Crown. She begins a tight watch on his every move and begins seeing him socially. How does the planner of the perfect crime react to pressure?
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Norman Jewison
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min





like a circle in a spiral

like a wheel within a wheel

Never ending or beginning

on an ever-spinning reel

Like a snowball down a mountain

or a carnival balloon

Like a carousel that's turning

running rings around the moon

Like a clock whose hands

are sweeping

past the minutes of its face

And the world is like an apple

whirling silently in space

Like the circles that you find

in the windmills of your mind

A tunnel that you follow

to a tunnel of its own

Down a hollow to a cabin

where the sun has never shown

Like a door

that keeps revolving

in a half-forgotten dream

Or the ripples

from the pebbles

someone tosses in a stream

Like a clock whose hands

are sweeping

past the minutes of its face

And the world is like an apple

whirling silently in space

Like the circles that you find

in the windmills of your mind

Keys that jingle in your pocket

words that jangle in your head

Why did summer go so quickly?

Was it something that you said?

Lovers walk along a shore

and leave their footprints

in the sand

Is the sound of distant drumming

just the fingers of your hand?

Pictures hanging in a hallway

and the fragment of a song

I've remembered names and faces

but to whom do they belong?

When you knew that it was over

you were suddenly aware

that the autumn leaves were turning

to the color of her hair

A circle in a spiral

a wheel within a wheel

Never ending or beginning

on an ever-spinning reel

As the images unwind

like the circles that you find

in the windmills of your mind


Hey. Hey.


Hey, what's--

what's goin' on here?

Sit down.

Work an hour, you do an errand,

you drive a car.

Is it, dangerous?


It shouldn't be.

If anyone shoots,

you're on your own.

Quit, run,

do what you want.

The money.

What's in it for me?

$50,000, maybe more.

But 50 anyhow,

in monthly installments,

so no quick spending.

- How do I know that I'll get...

- You don't.

In a hurry?

Gonna worry? Quit.

Get out. Now.

- In or out?

- I'm in.

Good. We'll celebrate.

Buy a car.

I don't...

You do now.

Station wagon,

a Ford station wagon.

The big one. The one

with the wood on the side.

Gee, thanks...

And no trips.

Just your selling.

It may be months,

but, Erwin,

you come when I call.

No questions.

What you don't know

can't hurt you.

You or me,

Erwin, boy.





Ty, is the, uh,

check certified?

I think it's all in order.

Tommy, you just sign there

on the top line.

I'll take your acknowledgement.


Yes, that seems to be in order.

- Mercantile account.

- Mmm-hmm.

Well, I guess we bought ourselves

a property.

A Tommy Crown property.

It's always been

very good to me.

You know the first thing

I'm gonna do?

Goose up all the rents.


Well, aren't you gonna

wish us luck, Mr. Crown?

You overpaid.

Mr. Crown wishes you good luck.


Carol, have Legal simplify

these mutual accounts, huh?

- I can't even read them myself.

- Yes, sir.

Sandy, you and Basil have to handle

the Goddard account.

He's got a bee in it for me.

Oh, cancel the insurance.

Take my name off that building.

- See you, Tommy.

- Okay.

Mr. Crown, we're up 3.7%

on the principal accounts

of all five portfolios.

That's plus all the trading gains.

That's not bad

since the first of May.

Very good, Walter.

Oh, uh, Walter, why don't you

take a shot at this mutual account.

Yes, sir.

Oh, Mr. Crown, it's Geneva again.

They've repeated the offer.

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Alan Trustman

Alan Trustman (born December 16, 1930) is an American lawyer, screenwriter, pari-mutuel operator and currency trader. He is best known for writing the 1968 film, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, and They Call Me Mr. Tibbs!, in his movie career. more…

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