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Indecent Proposal -- Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson are Diana and David Murphy, a financially strapped couple who are betting on a quick trip to Las Vegas to deal them a lucky hand. But the odds are suddenly even more attractive when billionaire John Gage (Robert Redford) ups the ante—complete financial freedom. The price? One night of passion with Diana. The payoff? A cool $1 million.


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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 Millionaire offers a $1,000,000 to a young married lovely couple for a night with the wife. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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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 (director of photography)
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
James R. Shumaker .... set dresser
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)
Matthew Harrison .... foley editor
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
Bryan McMahan .... colorist: mastering
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
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
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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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:18+ (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Italy:VM14 (original rating) | Italy:T (re-rating) | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | New Zealand:M | Norway:10 (1993) | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG (original rating) (cut) | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:7 | UK:15 | USA:R

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Originally designed as a star vehicle for Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, with Warren Beatty taking the part of the millionaire.See more »
Plot holes: When Diana won John Gage a million dollars from the craps table game why didn't they ask John for a percentage to pay off all their debts?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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34 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Where is James Mason when we need him, 5 February 2005
Author: arichmondfwc from United States

Adrian Lyne does what he does beautifully, whatever that is. The gorgeous look of his films hide a serious lack of depth and a rather Machiavellian knack for attracting us, the natives, with shiny pretty things. We fall for it every time, or almost, we couldn't swallow Lolita, oh no, he should have left Lolita alone and shouldn't have made that outrageous statement, remember? "James Mason was all wrong in Kubrick's version of the Nabokov novel" Do me a favor Mr. Lyne, stick to "Flashdance" and suffer all the way to the bank. Sorry, I lost myself for a moment. Where was I? Oh yes "Inidecent Proposal" Imagine that premise in the hands of someone with serious intentions. A young happy couple and the devil. The stranger who, incapable of bearing goodness and happiness, decides to destroy it. Aware of their needs, he presents a solution to their problems. He doesn't care for her, he cares about their destruction. Juicy stuff. But, although Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson are great as the perfect foil for the devil's designs, the devil is Robert Redford. Mr. Redford is a personal hero of mine, instead of resting in his laurels, Sundance, the environment, Ordinary People, Quiz Show and so on and so on. But, I heard him say in a Charlie Rose interview that he would like to play different characters, dangerous, dark but nobody offered him that kind of part. What about this one Bob? This was a part that could transform this pretty candy floss into a classic. It needed guts. Where was the darkness? I looked into Redford eyes and I saw Redford. I would have gone with him for much less than a million bucks because in spite of the fact that involved accepting an indecent proposal there was no danger, really. He allows himself to be Redford all the way. The indecency is in the title in the gimmick but not in the spirit. As a result none of the promises are fulfilled and we're left with a pretty inconsequential movie. Oh well, I hope Mr Lyne learned his lesson. One never bad mouths James Mason, okay?

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