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Indecent Proposal (1993)

R | | Drama, Romance | 7 April 1993 (USA)
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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 / billionaire
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 ... 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 happily-married young couple, David Murphy and Diana Murphy 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 Las Vegas to have one shot with their last five thousand dollars at winning the money they need. After losing at the tables, they are approached by a suave billionaire and high-stakes gambler, John Gage, who offers them a million dollars for a night with Diana. Indignant but already seduced, Diana and David reluctantly agree. They say money can't buy love. Though the couple agrees that this is a way out of their financial dilemma, it threatens to destroy their relationship. Can the husband and wife survive John's ultimate test?

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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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Trivia

William Baldwin was considered for the role of David Murphy. See more »

Goofs

In their kitchen, when they are fighting, scene switches from him to her and back to him. When back to him, the overhead mike is clearly visible. 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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler (1999) See more »

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The Nearness of You
By Ned Washington & Hoagy Carmichael
Performed by Sheena Easton
Produced by Patrice Rushen
Sheena Easton Performs Courtesy of MCA Records
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Is this worth one million dollars?
1 July 2002 | by teemo_TSee all my reviews

When this film first came out it was marketed as a steamy drama and, sad as it may be, Demi Moore's body played a major part in the studio's marketing plan.

Now i've got nothing against that but the really worrying thing is that this film seems a little bit tame by current standards. The steam appears to have well and truly dissipated into very thin air. That's not to say this film isn't watchable, because it is. The tearing apart of the happy couple in Las vagas and the hollywood ending makes for a pretty entertaining night's viewing.

My Rating: 6/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Indecent Proposal 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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