Indecent Proposal

Indecent Proposal

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Director: Adrian Lyne

Cast: Adrian Lyne, Robert Redford, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson

     
 

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Adrian Lyne buffs the premise of Honeymoon in Vegas to a fine gloss in this yuppie melodrama that poses the conundrum of whether the loving husband of an equally loving wife will accept $1 million to allow his wife to spend one night with a billionaire who looks like Robert Redford. All the cynics please take a number and form a line at the right. Demi MooreSee more details below

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Adrian Lyne buffs the premise of Honeymoon in Vegas to a fine gloss in this yuppie melodrama that poses the conundrum of whether the loving husband of an equally loving wife will accept $1 million to allow his wife to spend one night with a billionaire who looks like Robert Redford. All the cynics please take a number and form a line at the right. Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson play Diana and David Murphy, high-school sweethearts who marry and who are doing very well -- Diana is a successful real-estate agent, and David is an idealistic architect who has built a dream house by the ocean -- until the recession hits. Suddenly, David loses his job, and they can't make the mortgage payments. Dead broke, they borrow $5000 from David's father and head to Las Vegas to try to win money to pay the mortgage on their house. At first, they get $25,000 ahead -- but inevitably the house always wins, and they end up losing it all. While Diana is in the fancy casino boutique trying to lift some candy, she is spotted by billionaire John Gage (Robert Redford), who is immediately attracted to her. John invites Diana and David to an opulent party, and it is there that John offers David $1 million for a night with his wife. David is wracked by this moral dilemma, but Diana finally makes the decision on her own, with ensuing consequences for their ideal marriage and their bank account.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
This provocative, high-concept drama, which generated countless newspaper and magazine stories and many hours of broadcast commentary when it hit theater screens in 1993, was saved from terminal tawdriness by the thoughtful, measured performances of its three stars. The movie’s simple premise still seems titillating: A destitute married couple (Woody Harrelson and Demi Moore) are offered a million dollars by a wealthy businessman (Robert Redford), on the condition that the wife sleep with him for one evening. With no better options available, the couple agree -- not realizing that the illicit assignation will plunge them into an abyss of guilt, jealousy, and resentment. Essentially just a glossy melodrama, Indecent Proposal doesn’t linger on the overtly sensational; director Adrian Lyne (Fatal Attraction) suggests more than he shows. But the questions he raises, and the emotions he stirs, enable this compelling film to get under a viewer’s skin like few others. Lyne, whose fondness for subversively erotic subjects is well known, explains and justifies his thematic preoccupation in a new commentary for the DVD release.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert

I mentioned Pretty Woman earlier. I could also have mentioned The Crying Game. What those movies and Indecent Proposal all do brilliantly is allow the audience to be voyeurs while acceptable people do unacceptable things.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929302703
Original Release:
1993
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:56:00
Sales rank:
18,087

Special Features

Closed Caption; Menus; Scene selection; Commentary by director Adrian Lyne

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Redford John Gage
Demi Moore Diana Murphy
Woody Harrelson David Murphy
Oliver Platt Jeremy
Seymour Cassel Mr. Shackelford
Billy Connolly Auction Emcee
Billy Bob Thornton Day Tripper
Rip Taylor Mr. Langford
Nicholas Georgiade Croupier
Victoria Thomas Actor
Joel Brooks Realtor
Pierre Epstein Van Buren
Danny Zorn Screenwriter
Kevin West Screenwriter
Pamela Holt David's Girlfriend
Mariclare Costello David's Mother
Jedda Jones Craps Woman
Myra J. Craps Woman
Joseph Ruskin Pit Boss
Joe La Due High Roller
Toru Nagai High-Roller Card-man
Catlyn Day Wine Goddess
Irene Olga Lopez Gage's Maid
Joe Bays Jeffrey
Rudy E. Morrison Maitre D'
David Rees Businessman
Israel Juarbe Citizenship Student
Selma Archerd Auction Bidder
Lydia Nicole Citizenship Student
Maurice Sherbanee Citizenship Student
Elsa Raven Citizenship Student
Matthew Barry Architecture Student
Chi Muoi Lo Architecture Student
Art Chudabala Architecture Student
Hilary Reynolds Architecture Student
Jerome Rosenfeld Auction Bidder
Herbie Hancock Himself
Sheena Easton Herself
Richard Livingston Mike
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc helicoptor pilot

Technical Credits
Adrian Lyne Director
Howard Atherton Cinematographer
John Barry Score Composer
Mel Bourne Production Designer
Gae S. Buckley Art Director
Alex Gartner Executive Producer
William Goldman Screenwriter
Craig Haagensen Camera Operator
Joe Hutshing Editor
Amy Jones Screenwriter
Sherry Lansing Producer
Etta Leff Set Decoration/Design
Ben Nye Makeup
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costumes/Costume Designer
Bernie Pollack Costumes/Costume Designer
Bobbie Read Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Schulman Executive Producer
Michael Tadross Co-producer
Victoria Thomas Casting
Keith A. Wester Musical Direction/Supervision

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Indecent Proposal
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16

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