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Indecent Proposal (1993)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  7 April 1993 (USA)
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A Millionaire offers a $1,000,000 to a young married lovely couple for a night with the wife.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Shackleford
Day Tripper
Mr. Langford
Auction M.C.
Pierre Epstein ...
Van Buren
Danny Zorn ...
David's Girlfriend
Tommy Bush ...
David's Father
David's Mother


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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A husband. A wife. A millionaire. A proposal


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein unmoralisches Angebot  »

Box Office


$38,000,000 (estimated)


£11,561,939 (UK) (13 August 1993)

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1.85 : 1
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The car owned by David and Diana is a Citroen 2CV. See more »


David has shaved the right side of his face removing the shaving cream but when he comforts her he still has the shaving cream all over his face. See more »


[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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Formula Film Making At Its Most Uninspired
15 May 2005 | by (Biloxi, Mississippi) – See all my reviews

Demi and Woody are married, but they're poor. They meet Robert Redford, and he's REALLY rich. He takes a fancy to Demi, and since he's a gambling man he makes the couple an "indecent proposal:" one million dollars for a night with the little woman.

At this point you need watch no more of the film because you can put the details together in your sleep. Of course Demi is going to accept the offer. If she doesn't there's no first half of the movie. Of course it will affect Demi and Woody's marriage. If it doesn't there's no second half of the movie. And of course everything will turn out okay by the time the credits roll. If it doesn't, there's no happy ending for the sake of box office.

The absolute best thing you can say about INDECENT PROPOSAL is that Demi Moore looks good in a black dress. As for the rest... The script is incompetent, the direction amateurish, the performances negligible. I suspect Redford, Moore, and Harrelson blush and change the subject every time the film is mentioned. Do them--and more importantly yourself--a favor. Unless some one offers you a million... Miss It!

Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer

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