The Proposal (2001)

R  |   |  Thriller, Drama  |  2 April 2002 (Kuwait)
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An undercover cop lets his job get personal while on an underground assignment.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Reese
Terry Martin
Simon Bacig
Agent Frank Gruning
Zack Mallette
Brian Jensen ...
Ted Kozma ...
Jerry Walliser ...
Tom Heaton ...
Bum / F.B.I. Agent
Creepy Man
Victim in Chair (as Andrew MacBeth)
Chuck Duffy ...
Bacig's Thug
Kenneth G. McIntyre ...
Bacig's Thug


Terry Martin is the false name of an undercover cop posing as a fence to burrow into a gang run by Simon Bacig. After six months, Terry is closing in when Simon invites him to a party and tells him to bring his wife. His boss assigns him a rookie cop, Susan Reece, fresh from a data job in Kansas City. Terry wants her in and out the same night, but she wants a permanent assignment so she contrives to get Simon's attention. Terry must now pretend to live with her. Within a few days, the FBI warns Terry that Simon may have an informant within the police department, Terry discovers he really likes Susan, and he learns that she already knows Simon. Who's in danger from whom? Written by <>

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Their Mistake Was Trusting Her.


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

2 April 2002 (Kuwait)  »

Also Known As:

Dangereuse proposition  »

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Flipped shot: When Martin is driving at night, watch for the mirrored lettering of the sign/name on the warehouse. See more »

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One Tequila
Written by Jamie Richards & Jim Reilley
Performed by Jamie Richards - Curb Records
©1999 Mike Curb Music (BMI) / Keatunes (adm. by Mike Curb Music) (BMI)
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Well written, great characters
2 August 2000 | by (santa ana, ca, usa) – See all my reviews

This film takes a familiar storyline and gives it a few interesting twists. I think that it is the characters and the script that make this movie as good as it is.

The story is about an undercover detective (Moran) who leads a paranoid existence, constantly vigilant against being found out for who he really is. In order to keep his cover intact, he reluctantly accepts a new partner (Esposito) who has no undercover training and who may eventually put him in jeopardy.

The Proposition takes you into the personal life of a detective who has been under for several months and the lengths he goes through to establish his identity as well as watch his own back.

The film's antagonist, Simon Bacig (Lang) is great. He is a villain's villiain who plays dangerous, vain, and eccentric, all without going over the top.

Great direction and script give this movie dimension and depth that allow you to get in touch with the characters and keep you hooked as you await the final outcome (which I guarantee, you won't be able to guess).

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