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Director Adrian Lyne and star Demi Moore often fought on set over her character, with Woody Harrelson trying to be mediator between the two. Lyne had argued that he wanted Moore to show vulnerability, while the actress defended herself. It was later while Lyne was editing the film that he realized she was portraying what he wanted all along, which he soon apologized to the actress.
Originally designed as a star vehicle for Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, with Warren Beatty taking the part of the millionaire.
Director Adrian Lyne was originally dismissive of casting Woody Harrelson as David, but changed his mind after watching White Men Can't Jump (1992). Harrelson said in one interview that doing love scenes with Demi Moore was uncomfortable because he was good friends with Moore's then-husband, Bruce Willis.
Demi Moore's black cut-out Thierry Mugler-designed dress generated such immense interest after the movie's release, it was often copied by other designers.
During the auction scene, Robert Redford's character is to leave the room. Redford kept missing his cue because he was listening to the jokes auction MC Billy Connolly was saying.
The role of Diana was first offered to Julia Roberts, who turned it down.
John Gage's tale of his encounter with an attractive woman on a NYC Subway was taken nearly verbatim from a similar speech in Citizen Kane (1941).
Diana is reading "The Firm" by John Grisham, which Paramount Pictures soon afterwards filmed as The Firm (1993). The secretary at the real-estate office where she works is reading "Backlash", a book which criticizes director Adrian Lyne for his portrayal of women in previous films.
Johnny Depp and Tim Robbins were both approached to play the Woody Harrelson role.
Porn star Randy West was Robert Redford's body double.
The movie is very loosely based on Jack Engelhard's novel. While it does contain the story idea of "a million dollars for one night with a man's wife", most of the book focuses on Arab-Israeli intrigue.
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The role of David was originally intended for Val Kilmer.
Screenwriter Amy Holden Jones wanted Jason Alexander to be cast in the role of David and Diana's lawyer, but couldn't get Adrian Lyne to support the idea. Oliver Platt was cast in the role instead.
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John Cusack and Charlie Sheen turned down the role of David Murphy.
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William Baldwin was considered for the role of David Murphy.
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Andie MacDowell was considered for the role of Diana Murphy.
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When Indecent Proposal was first released on VHS in 1993, the 1st pressing cassettes were colored green. Paramount Home Video did this five times (five movies, five colors). The other four were The Hunt for Red October (red); Ghost (white); The Godfather Part III (gold) and The Firm (blue).
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The car owned by David and Diana is a Citroen 2CV.
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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.
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On the DVD commentary, director Adrian Lyne says Robert Redford walks better than anybody on Earth and couldn't quite get over the fact he was working with him.
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In the scene where David tries to reach for Diana at the roof top of the hotel, when the helicopter takes off a big sign can be seen with the legend "LADY LUCK", which might be allusive to the situation taking place.
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Adrian Lyne: [lighting] Characters are often photographed with source light coming in from the side at eye level which often causes them to be silhouetted.
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Adrian Lyne: [Water] When David finally confronts Diana about having sex with Gage, Diana is washing dishes. Lyne often incorporates water with dramatic moments in his films.
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