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Writers (WGA):
Jack Engelhard (novel)
Amy Holden Jones (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 April 1993 (USA) See more »
A husband. A wife. A millionaire. A proposal
A married woman agrees to have sex with another man for $1,000,000. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 ... Van Buren
Danny Zorn ... Screenwriter

Kevin West ... Screenwriter

Pamela Holt ... David's Girlfriend
Tommy Bush ... David's Father

Mariclare Costello ... David's Mother
Curt Odle ... David's Boss
Jedda Jones ... Craps Woman
Myra J. ... Craps Woman
Edwonda White ... Craps Woman
James Migliore ... Craps Stick Man
Nicholas Georgiade ... Croupier (as Nick Georgiade)
Ritamarie Kelly ... Dress Shop Saleslady
Sam Micco ... Sam

Joseph Ruskin ... Pit Boss
Joe La Due ... High Roller
Ben W. Fluker ... Roulette Croupier
Carleen Sbordone ... Coffee Shop Waitress
Toru Nagai ... High Roller Card-Man
Steven Dean ... Craps Pit Boss
Frankie J. Allison ... Craps Box Man (as Frank J. Allison)
Dana Williams ... Jeremy's Secretary
David Cousin ... Craps Dealer
Catlyn Day ... Wine Goddess
Irene Olga López ... Gage's Maid (as Irene Olga Lopez)
Dru Davis ... Bernice
Rudy E. Morrison ... Maitre D' (as Rudy Morrison)
Richard Livingston ... Mike (as Richard B. Livingston)

Joe Bays ... Jeffrey

David Rees ... Businessman
Françoise Bush ... Woman in Restaurant (as Francoise Bush)
Elizabeth Gardner ... Real Estate Receptionist
Art Cabrera ... Citizenship Student
Israel Juarbe ... Citizenship Student

Lydia Nicole ... Citizenship Student

Iqbal Theba ... Citizenship Student
Maurice Sherbanee ... Citizenship Student
Yasemin Baytok ... Citizenship Student
Elsa Raven ... Citizenship Student

Matthew Barry ... Architecture Student

Chi Muoi Lo ... Architecture Student (as Chi-Muoi Lo)

Art Chudabala ... Architecture Student
Michelle O'Brien ... Architecture Student (as Michelle C. O'Brien)
Hilary Reynolds ... Architecture Student
Rebecca Howard ... Architecture Student
Selma Archerd ... Auction Bidder
Jerome Rosenfeld ... Auction Bidder
Nancy Thom ... Auction Bidder
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc ... Helicopter Pilot

Alan D. Purwin ... Helicopter Pilot (as Alan Purwin)
Neil Looy ... Pilot
Harold A. Katinszky ... Pilot
Robert T. Convey ... Pilot
Bruce H. Redding ... Pilot

Sheena Easton ... Herself

Herbie Hancock ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lena Banks ... Casino Gambler (uncredited)
Tom Bysiek ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Signy Coleman ... (uncredited)

Sergio Kato ... Tim (uncredited)
Sheila Kay ... Rooftop Party Guest (uncredited)
Theodis Rodgers ... Piano Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Adrian Lyne 
Writing credits
Jack Engelhard (novel)

Amy Holden Jones (screenplay)

Produced by
Alex Gartner .... executive producer
Sherry Lansing .... producer
Tom Schulman .... executive producer
Michael Tadross .... co-producer
Original Music by
John Barry 
Cinematography by
Howard Atherton 
Film Editing by
Joe Hutshing 
Casting by
Victoria Thomas 
Production Design by
Mel Bourne 
Art Direction by
Gae S. Buckley  (as Gae Buckley)
Set Decoration by
Etta Leff 
Costume Design by
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor 
Bernie Pollack 
Bobbie Read 
Makeup Department
Richard Dean .... makeup artist: Ms. Moore
Dennis Liddiard .... makeup artist: Mr. Redford
Lisa Meyers .... hair stylist
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist
Bunny Parker .... hair stylist: Mr.Redford (as Bunny Parker-Adamson)
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair stylist: Ms. Moore
Production Management
George Manasse .... unit production manager
Michael Tadross .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kimberly Law .... dga trainee
Aldric La'auli Porter .... first assistant director (as Aldric Porter)
Ruth A. Redfern .... second second assistant director (as Ruth Redfern)
Ian Woolf .... second assistant director
James Manera .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Christine Altomari .... art department coordinator
George Ashton .... property person
Denis Benardello .... production painter
Bill Cancienne .... assistant property master
Javier Carrillo .... construction foreperson
Dave DeGaetano .... construction coordinator (as David Degaetano)
Edward Eyth .... production artist
Douglas Fox .... property master
Billy Frank .... property person
Richard Garcia .... set dresser: Las Vegas
James Halstead .... set dresser: Las Vegas
Craig Heine .... set dresser: Las Vegas
Jonas Kirk .... construction foreperson
Edwin Kmak .... construction: Las Vegas
Robert Misetich .... production painter (as Bob Misetich)
Deborah Newman .... property assistant
Gregory Oehler .... lead person (as Greg Oehler)
David C. Potter .... property person (as David Potter)
Eric Ramirez .... property person
Steven Rigamat .... construction general foreperson (as Steve Rigamat)
Billy Salsberg .... set construction
Ron Schroeder .... labor foreperson
David Snodgrass .... set dresser: Las Vegas
Michael P. Sweeney .... property person (as Michael Sweeney)
Steve Titus .... construction: Las Vegas
Daniel Turk .... carpenter (uncredited)
Chris Vigeant .... laborer gang boss (uncredited)
D.A. Zingelewicz .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Steve Bartlett .... sound
Pamela Bentkowski .... supervising foley editor (as Pam Bentkowski)
Richard Burton .... sound effects editor
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... dialogue editor
Greg Curda .... foley mixer
Christine Danelski .... foley editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Juno J. Ellis .... supervising adr editor
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Mark C. Grech .... utility sound technician (as Mark Grech)
Denise Horta .... adr editor
Scott D. Jackson .... foley editor (as Scott Jackson)
Stephen Janisz .... adr editor
Suhail Kafity .... sound effects editor
Gary Krivacek .... sound effects editor
Michael Magill .... dialogue editor
Scott Millan .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Mirkovich .... assistant sound editor
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Andy Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Walter Newman .... sound effects editor
Kim Nolan .... assistant sound editor (as Kimberly Nolan)
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Phillips .... assistant sound editor
Timothy P. Salmon .... boom operator (as Timothy Salmon)
Karen Spangenberg .... dialogue editor
Karen Spangenberg .... supervising dialogue editor
Keith A. Wester .... sound mixer (as Keith Wester)
Karen G. Wilson .... dialogue editor (as Karen Wilson)
Gary Wright .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
David P. Kelsey .... special effects coordinator (as David Kelsey)
Ron Macinnes .... assistant special effects (as Ron MacInnes)
Michael Roundy .... special effects technician
Bobby Aldridge .... stunt double
Walter Scott .... stunt coordinator
Oliver Theess .... stunt performer: surfer
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas L. Adam Jr. .... assistant camera
Paul Avery .... electrician
Ken W. Ballantine .... electrician (as Kenny Ballantine)
Nico Bally .... grip
Patrick Callahan .... grip: Las Vegas
Greg Cantrell .... assistant chief lighting technician
Michael J. Coo .... key grip (as Michael Coo)
Arnold Dewey .... grip: Las Vegas
Tim Dunford .... second assistant camera
Greg Enneper .... grip: Las Vegas
William E. Fitch .... second company grip
Scot Gaal .... electrician
Pete Gikas .... grip: Las Vegas
Craig Haagensen .... camera operator
Brent Lon Hershman .... camera loader
Robert Hynds .... grip: Las Vegas
David James .... still photographer
Leslie J. Kovacs .... chief lighting technician
William Leslie .... grip (as Billy Bob Leslie)
Benny McNulty .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Bernard McNulty)
Michael Milella .... grip
Paul Miranne .... grip
Angelo Moreno .... grip: Las Vegas
Joseph Munn .... grip: Las Vegas
Andy 'Eagle' Padilla .... grip (as Andy Padilla)
Gary Plantiff .... grip: Las Vegas
Seyton Pooley .... electrician: Las Vegas
Angelo Rodriguez .... grip: Las Vegas
Dennis Ryan .... grip: Las Vegas
Kenny Schneider .... electrician
Kenny Schneider .... lighting technician
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera (as Michael Weldon)
Casting Department
Matthew Barry .... casting assistant
Bill Dance .... extras casting
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Jeanne McCarthy .... casting assistant
Tammy L. Smith .... extras casting assistant (as Tammy Smith)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Andrews .... set costumer
Elinor Bardach .... wardrobe supervisor
Nancy Cone .... costumer: Ms. Moore
Susan Kowarsh .... costumer
Rhona Meyers .... costumer
Krisztina Vavrinecz .... costume trainee
Mira Zavidowsky .... wardrobe supervisor
Alexis Scott .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Phil Hetos .... color timer (as Philip Hetos)
Gillian L. Hutshing .... assistant film editor (as Gillian Hutshing)
Chris Innis .... apprentice editor
Robert C. Jones .... additional film editor
Julie Monroe .... additional film editor
Mike Murphy .... assistant editor
Kevin Nolting .... assistant film editor
Alex Renskoff .... assistant film editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Don Zimmerman .... additional film editor
Clarinda Wong .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Nathan Kaproff .... orchestra contractor
Cliff Kohlweck .... music editor
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator
Shawn Murphy .... music scoring mixer
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor
John E. Oliver .... music production set supervisor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Rick Winquest .... music recording engineer
Joe Sublett .... musician (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steve Imbler .... transportation captain
Austin Thompson .... transportation coordinator
Roger Wooge .... transportation
Other crew
Rashied Aljuwani .... craft service: Los Angeles
Donna Armstrong .... first aid: Las Vegas
Michael Bay .... consultant: second unit, Las Vegas
Jon Bell .... location liaison
Kevin Braker .... production assistant
Marcus Canty .... accounting assistant
Peter Clevenger .... assistant: Mr. Lyne
Daneen Lagrone Conroy .... assistant: Ms. Moore (as Daneen Conroy)
Robert T. Convey .... pilot
Carrie Czufin .... caterer
Margo Day .... assistant: Ms. Lansing
Louise DeCordoba .... accounting assistant
Ben Delanty .... assistant: Mr. Tadross
Janet L. Earl .... coordinator: Video Image (as Janet Earl)
Mitchell El Mahdy .... set medic (as Mitchel El-Mahdy)
Joan Flannery .... post-production accountant
Ashlyn Gere .... body double (as Kim McKamy)
Ellen Gessert .... assistant location manager
AnaMarie C. Gonzaga .... payroll accountant (as Anamarie Gonzaga)
Kara E. Goodman .... assistant production coordinator
Alonzo Greer .... production assistant
Brian Guarente .... production assistant
Leslie Hanson .... production assistant
Crystal Hawkins .... production accountant
Jerome Holmes .... production assistant
Kevan Jenson .... video technical supervisor
Brian Jochum .... production assistant
Harold A. Katinszky .... pilot
Marc H. Keating .... production assistant
Eric Klosterman .... location manager
Adam M. Koppekin .... production assistant (as Adam Koppekin)
Terry Ladin .... production coordinator
Robert Lamkin .... caterer
Neil Looy .... pilot
Jason McKinley .... projectionist: Las Vegas
Michael Panagiotis .... production assistant
Leslie Park .... script supervisor
Burt Poehlman .... production assistant
Alan D. Purwin .... helicopter pilot (as Alan Purwin)
Liz Radley .... video computer supervisor
Elizabeth Ragagli .... production assistant
Bruce H. Redding .... pilot
James Reid .... craft service: Las Vegas
David M. Rodriguez .... assistant production accountant
Jane E. Russell .... unit publicist
Judith Russell .... assistant: Ms. Lansing
Saundra Schaffer .... production assistant
Ned R. Shapiro .... location manager (as Ned Shapiro)
Pilo Silva .... caterer
Peter M. Starkman .... caterer (as Peter Starkman)
Mona Tanji .... assistant: Mr. Lyne
David Thornsberry .... assistant location manager
Vanessa Vogel .... production assistant
Daren Willis .... production assistant
Thomas B. Wintermeyer .... production assistant
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... helicopter pilot
Kyle Cooper .... title designer (uncredited)
Jeff Coopwood .... adr voice (uncredited)
Melinda Eichberg .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Josh C. Kline .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tom Lent .... adr voice (uncredited)
Bertram McCann .... marine coordinator (uncredited)
Amy Rochelle .... body double: Demi Moore (uncredited)
Randy West .... body double: Robert Redford (uncredited)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... aerial coordinator (uncredited)
Dennis R. Washington .... grateful acknowledgment: owner of the motor yacht Attessa (as Mr. Dennis Washington)

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Rated R for sexuality and language
117 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Halle Berry auditioned for the role of Diana Murphy.See more »
Errors in geography: The helicopter that Gage and Diana take off in is supposed to be at the Las Vegas Hilton, But you can clearly see the Lady Luck Casino next door to where it leaves from. The Lady Luck is downtown Las Vegas no where near the Hilton.See more »
David:[while playing pool] I guess there's limits to what money can buy.
John:Not many.
Diana:Well some things aren't for sale.
John:Such as?
Diana:Well you can't buy people.
John:That's naive, Diana. I buy people every day.
Diana:In business, maybe, but you can't buy people not when real emotions are involved.
John:So you're saying you can't buy love? That's a bit of a cliché don't you think?
Diana:It's absolutely true.
John:Is it? What do you think?
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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
An interesting idea is condensed into a superficial and glossy affair that does nothing of value, 27 December 2005
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

David and Diana had been in love since college and married into a dream life where both are happy and able to pursue their dreams together. However they hit upon hard times when Diana's real estate work dries up and soon the pair decide that the only option available to them is a literal last throw of the dice with their last few thousand in Vegas. Despite an early winning streak they end up worse than they started. About to head off, Diana catches the eye of gambling billionaire John Gage who uses her as a lucky charm to win another million or so. Afterwards they get together to play some pool and Gage turns the conversation to the idea of what money can and can't buy – specifically offering the Murphy's a cool $1,000,000 for one night spent with Diana.

When this film came out, the basic concept was enough to give it lots of free advertising by getting the nation asking itself "what would I do?" and all the hype over that allowed the producers of the film to avoid people finding out that there really wasn't much worth seeing passed this question. It should have been so different though, because it could have been a classic morality tale that went deep within the characters to see what is there. However it doesn't really do this and instead we are left with a rather vacuous affair that is given plenty of gloss but is essentially lacking in interesting things to say. The tensions between David and Diana never get beyond the level of strops and it never even makes an attempt at moral debate.

The fact that the characters are so thin doesn't help either. David and Diana are basic but the real failing is in Gage; he should be a rather sinister figure who plays with people like he plays with his money but instead he is just a twinkling eye and a sly smile – in fact, he is Robert Redford. This is part of the problem because, although the material is weak, the cast cannot do anything to improve the situation. Redford is far too smooth and playboyish to really convince in the main role – he cannot tap into any darkness or complexity and his failing is just one of the film's failings. Moore doesn't help either with a basic role where she doesn't seem to understand what her character is supposed to be feeling and therefore cannot convince in many of her scenes. Meanwhile Harrelson puffs and blows on cue but adds little. The support cast features turns from Platt, Cassel, Connelly and Thornton but aside from being recognisable faces they don't add much. Lyne directs with typical glossy style but he has no clue how to get deeper into the characters and story so instead just throws in lots of exploitative but empty scenes in the hope of somehow emotionally engaging his audience.

Overall this is not an awful film but it is so superficial and hollow that it is just bland and glossy. It only is made worse when you think of the potential it had to be a complex and insightful modern morally piece. Those happy with the substance and complexity of a slushy music video will enjoy it but the majority will leave it wondering what all the fuss was about and how such an interesting concept was so completely fouled up.

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