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Indecent Proposal (1993)

R | | Drama, Romance | 7 April 1993 (USA)
A billionaire offers one million dollars to a young married couple for one night with the wife.

Director:

Adrian Lyne

Writers:

Jack Engelhard (novel), Amy Holden Jones (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Redford ... John Gage
Demi Moore ... Diana Murphy
Woody Harrelson ... David Murphy
Seymour Cassel ... Mr. Shackleford
Oliver Platt ... Jeremy
Billy Bob Thornton ... Day Tripper
Rip Taylor ... Mr. Langford
Billy Connolly ... Auction M.C.
Joel Brooks ... Realtor
Pierre Epstein Pierre Epstein ... Van Buren
Danny Zorn Danny Zorn ... Screenwriter
Kevin West ... Screenwriter
Pamela Holt ... David's Girlfriend
Tommy Bush Tommy Bush ... David's Father
Mariclare Costello ... David's Mother
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Storyline

A young couple very much in love are married and have started their respective careers, she as a real estate broker, he as an architect. She finds the perfect spot to build his dream house, and they get loans to finance it. When the recession hits, they stand to lose everything they own, so they go to Vegas to have one shot at winning the money they need. After losing at the tables, they are approached by a millionaire who offers them a million dollars for a night with the wife. Though the couple agrees that this is a way out of their financial dilemma, it threatens to destroy their relationship. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

A husband. A wife. A millionaire. A proposal.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein unmoralisches Angebot See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,387,632, 11 April 1993

Gross USA:

$106,614,059

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$266,614,059
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Halle Berry was interested in the film, but was refused an opportunity to audition because the studio was afraid of adding an unnecessary racial undertone to the plot. See more »

Goofs

The teacups held by Jeremy's two screenwriter clients change positions between shots. The cup held by the bespectacled client jumps from his right hand to his left hand, and the other client's cup jumps from hand to table. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
David: [sitting on a pier] Losing Diana is like losing a part of me. I thought nothing could change the way we felt about each other. I thought we were invincible.
Diana: [riding in a bus] Someone once said, if you want something very badly, set it free. If it comes back to you, it's yours forever. If it doesn't, it was never yours to begin with. I knew one thing, I was David's to begin with, and he was mine.
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No Ordinary Love
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$1,000,000? For a night with Robert Redford? For real? Where do I sign up?!
17 October 2005 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Wow, I am a little surprised by the rating. Only 5.3? Come on, this was a good movie! Was it the best? No, but it's better than most I have seen. If you were offered a million dollars, could the strength of your relationship survive it? I really got into this movie, because I knew how it would damage the couple's life. I think that they did deeply love each other, but they mention how they were childhood sweethearts, and kind of rushed into marriage. So, the point is, they've probably never been able to question if they had feelings for anyone else.

Struggling financially is horrible. How far would you go to get some money? People will go the distance and sometimes take a front seat with the devil! "Indecent Proposal" goes all the way and shakes up human emotions. I really felt that this was a very good movie and should be watched. 5.3 is a little harsh, what was so bad about it?

8/10


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