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The Proposition (1998)

Father Michael McKinnon goes from the UK to Boston circa 1935. For unknown reasons, he avoids at all costs the most prominent parishioners, Arthur and Eleanor Barret. Meanwhile Eleanor and ... See full summary »

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Father Michael McKinnon goes from the UK to Boston circa 1935. For unknown reasons, he avoids at all costs the most prominent parishioners, Arthur and Eleanor Barret. Meanwhile Eleanor and Arthur desperately want to have a child, but Arthur is sterile, so they hire Harvard law student Roger Martin to impregnate Eleanor, but unfortunately Roger falls in love with her. Written by Anonymous

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One man gave up everything he owned. The other, everything he believed in.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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27 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shakespeare's Sister  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$61,560 (USA) (27 March 1998)

Gross:

$121,875 (USA) (3 April 1998)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scott Wolf and Matt Damon were considered for the role of Roger Martin. See more »

Goofs

The glass with juice jumps from one hand to the other when Eleanor is having her breakfast in bed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Ave Maria
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (uncredited) and Charles Gounod (uncredited)
Performed by The New England Conservatory Chamber Singers
Courtesy of The New England Conservatory
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8 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though there may have been some inconsistencies to real life, I enjoyed the movie and so did my friends and acquaintances...I was taken by the snowball effect...though some scenes could have been done differently...I accept it for exactly what it is...movie drama, not real life...some scenes were predictable and some I never saw coming...I was impressed with the job interview...the job...and then the transition from BOY to MANHHOOD and then the snowball effect that changes the lives of all persons involved including the priest...for me personally...the movie was well done...I am sure it could have been better but so could every movie once it has been seen and critiqued...GOOD JOB!


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