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Indecent Proposal (1993)

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

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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

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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7 April 1993 (USA)  »

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Ein unmoralisches Angebot  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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$106,614,100 (USA)
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In a scene towards the end of the film, David Murphy (Woody Harrelson) throws a punch - while outside in the rain - at John Gage (Robert Redford), but collapses before it reaches Redford. So his bodyguard Mr Shackleford (Seymour Cassel) gives Harrelson a fireman's lift, sets him down on a bed and smiles for some reason. See more »

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When David uses a Gryphon match to light the stove, the camera and two crew members are reflected in the kettle. 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 Wings: A Decent Proposal (1994) See more »

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A Love So Beautiful
By Roy Orbison & Jeff Lynne
Performed by Roy Orbison
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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$1,000,000? For a night with Robert Redford? For real? Where do I sign up?!
17 October 2005 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See 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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