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Also notable is the film's opening theme, "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Windmills_of_Your_Mind The Windmills of Your Mind]]," written by Music/MichelLegrand and performed by Music/NoelHarrison. It has since become a pop standard and has been covered by many other artists, including Music/{{Sting}} (for the film's remake), Music/JohnnyMathis, Music/DustySpringfield, and even by Jerry Nelson in ''Series/TheMuppetShow''!

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* CriminalProcedural: Thomas Crown is a thief and he is the protagonist of the film.

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* ShirtlessScene: Thomas Crown is seen shirtless when he sleeps with Vicki.

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* {{Auction}}: Thomas Crown meets Vicki during an artwork auction.


* CigarChomper: Thomas Crown always smokes cigars.



* DatingCatwoman: Thomas Crown has an affair with Vicki, the insurance investigator who tries to unmask him as the sponsor of a bank heist.

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* DatingCatwoman: Gender inverted. GentlemanThief Thomas Crown has an affair with Vicki, the insurance investigator who tries to unmask him as the sponsor of a bank heist.


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* HoneyTrap: Vicki charms Thomas Crown to get more information about him. {{Deconstructed|Trope}}: Vicki falls in love with Thomas Crown and he tries to use her feelings for him.


* SmartPeoplePlayChess: The game loaded with more VisualInnuendo than you can shake a stick at.

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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Thomas and Vicki play chess together. Thomas is already established as very smart, but Vicki wins, which shows Thomas has found a worthy opponent. The game is loaded with more VisualInnuendo than you can shake a stick at.


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* VisualInnuendo: When Thomas and Vicki play chess. The way Vicki touches the pieces is very evocative.

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* PragmaticHero: Vicki uses every resource to unmask the thief: she sleeps with him, she steals the car and kidnaps the child of one of his accomplices.


* ByronicHero: Thomas Crown is male, charming, intelligent, sophisticated, educated, sensitive, but he is not satisfied with his life, even if he seems to have everything. He is so bored with his life and he has so little respect for the social norms that he will commit a crime just to get out of his boredom.



%%* ItAmusedMe: Thomas' motivation.

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%%* * ItAmusedMe: Thomas' motivation.motivation. Being a millionaire, he does not need the money he steals. He was just bored with his life and needed some entertainment.



%%* ThePerfectCrime

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%%* ThePerfectCrime* ThePerfectCrime: Thomas Crown's plan is very clever: his accomplices do not know him and do not know each other; his plan unfold as expected; he goes to Switzerland to hide the loot.

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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Vicki investigates the bank heist only because she will receive a bounty if she catches the thief.


* AntiVillain: Thomas Crown is the leader of a gang of thieves, but his crimes are bloodless and he is very charming. He even charms the insurance investigator who is after him.

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* AntiVillain: Thomas Crown is the leader of a gang of thieves, but his crimes are almost bloodless and he is very charming. He even charms the insurance investigator who is after him.


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* GentlemanThief: Thomas Crown is a charmer. He steals money only from banks in an almost bloodless manner.


%%* AntiHero: both the leads.

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%%* * AntiHero: both Vicki is promiscuous. She does not hesitate to steal a car and then to kidnap a child to make an accomplice talk it out.
* AntiVillain: Thomas Crown is
the leads.leader of a gang of thieves, but his crimes are bloodless and he is very charming. He even charms the insurance investigator who is after him.



%%* ByTheBookCop: Eddie Malone, to a degree.

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%%* * ByTheBookCop: Eddie Malone, to Malone. He is shocked by the methods used by Vicki, in particular the kidnapping of a degree.child.



* CombatPragmatist: Vicki is the detective's version, using every resource, and we do mean ''every,'' to win.
%%* ClockKing: Thomas' heist revolves around this.
%%* DatingCatwoman: Yes indeed.

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* CombatPragmatist: Vicki is the detective's version, using every resource, and we do mean ''every,'' to win.
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ClockKing: Thomas' heist revolves around this.
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this: he tells his accomplices by phone exactly when they have to go on stage.
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DatingCatwoman: Yes indeed.Thomas Crown has an affair with Vicki, the insurance investigator who tries to unmask him as the sponsor of a bank heist.



%%* KarmaHoudini: Thomas Crown.

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%%* * KarmaHoudini: Thomas Crown.[[spoiler:Thomas Crown is not caught for the heist: he flees to another country.]]
* MoralPragmatist: Vicki is the detective's version, using every resource, and we do mean ''every,'' to win.


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* VillainProtagonist: Thomas Crown is a thief and he is the protagonist of the film.


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%%* IvyLeagueForEveryone* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Thomas is a graduate of Dartmouth and Harvard Business Administration, part of his generally upper-class background.



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%%* SwissBankAccount* SwissBankAccount: Thomas books a flight for Switzerland after the heist to deposit a large pile of small bills. Vicky observes the Swiss are "famously casual about certain formalities."


''The Thomas Crown Affair'' is a heist movie by Normal Jewison, starring Creator/SteveMcQueenActor and Faye Dunaway as, respectively, Thomas Crown, a millionaire businessman who has just pulled off the perfect crime, and Vicki Anderson, an independent insurance investigator contracted to investigate the heist who will get a portion of the stolen money if she manages to recover it. Crown obviously doesn't need the money, but he is [[RichBoredom constantly in search of diversions]], welcoming Vicki's interest in him as a way to alleviate his boredom, even though she informs him from the start that she is investigating him. Their relationship evolves into a full-blown affair, complicated by Vicki's vow to recover the stolen money.

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''The Thomas Crown Affair'' is a heist movie by Normal Jewison, starring Creator/SteveMcQueenActor and Faye Dunaway Creator/FayeDunaway as, respectively, Thomas Crown, a millionaire businessman who has just pulled off the perfect crime, and Vicki Anderson, an independent insurance investigator contracted to investigate the heist who will get a portion of the stolen money if she manages to recover it. Crown obviously doesn't need the money, but he is [[RichBoredom constantly in search of diversions]], welcoming Vicki's interest in him as a way to alleviate his boredom, even though she informs him from the start that she is investigating him. Their relationship evolves into a full-blown affair, complicated by Vicki's vow to recover the stolen money.


''The Thomas Crown Affair'' is a heist movie by Normal Jewison, starring SteveMcQueen and Faye Dunaway as, respectively, Thomas Crown, a millionaire businessman who has just pulled off the perfect crime, and Vicki Anderson, an independent insurance investigator contracted to investigate the heist who will get a portion of the stolen money if she manages to recover it. Crown obviously doesn't need the money, but he is [[RichBoredom constantly in search of diversions]], welcoming Vicki's interest in him as a way to alleviate his boredom, even though she informs him from the start that she is investigating him. Their relationship evolves into a full-blown affair, complicated by Vicki's vow to recover the stolen money.

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''The Thomas Crown Affair'' is a heist movie by Normal Jewison, starring SteveMcQueen Creator/SteveMcQueenActor and Faye Dunaway as, respectively, Thomas Crown, a millionaire businessman who has just pulled off the perfect crime, and Vicki Anderson, an independent insurance investigator contracted to investigate the heist who will get a portion of the stolen money if she manages to recover it. Crown obviously doesn't need the money, but he is [[RichBoredom constantly in search of diversions]], welcoming Vicki's interest in him as a way to alleviate his boredom, even though she informs him from the start that she is investigating him. Their relationship evolves into a full-blown affair, complicated by Vicki's vow to recover the stolen money.

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