A billionaire offers one million dollars to a young married couple for one night with the wife.

Director:

Adrian Lyne

Writers:

Jack Engelhard (novel), Amy Holden Jones (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Redford ... John / billionaire
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 Pierre Epstein ... Van Buren
Danny Zorn ... Screenwriter
Kevin West ... Screenwriter
Pamela Holt ... David's Girlfriend
Tommy Bush Tommy Bush ... David's Father
Mariclare Costello ... David's Mother
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Storyline

A happily-married young couple, David Murphy and Diana Murphy have started their respective careers, she as a real estate broker, he as an architect. She finds the perfect spot to build his dream house, and they get loans to finance it. When the recession hits, they stand to lose everything they own, so they go to Las Vegas to have one shot with their last five thousand dollars at winning the money they need. After losing at the tables, they are approached by a suave billionaire and high-stakes gambler, John Gage, who offers them a million dollars for a night with Diana. Indignant but already seduced, Diana and David reluctantly agree. They say money can't buy love. Though the couple agrees that this is a way out of their financial dilemma, it threatens to destroy their relationship. Can the husband and wife survive John's ultimate test?

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A husband. A wife. A millionaire. A proposal.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Woody Harrelson dropped out of playing the brother in Benny and June when offered this film and was subsequently sued by MGM. See more »

Goofs

The teacups held by Jeremy's two screenwriter clients change positions between shots. The cup held by the bespectacled client jumps from his right hand to his left hand, and the other client's cup jumps from hand to table. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Awkward.: An Indecent Promposal (2015) See more »

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The Nearness of You
By Ned Washington & Hoagy Carmichael
Performed by Sheena Easton
Produced by Patrice Rushen
Sheena Easton Performs Courtesy of MCA Records
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OK but unrealistic
10 June 2009 | by daniel-mcgarrySee all my reviews

I'm only writing a review to share the humorist Erma Bombeck's observation.

In one of her last columns before her passing, she mentioned that she and her husband had gone to see this movie.

As they were driving home, her husband asked "Well? Would you?" "Would I what?" she asked.

"Would you sleep with Robert Redford for a million dollars?" "It depends," she said.

Her husband was shocked. "DEPENDS?" he choked. "Depends on WHAT?" "Depends on whether he'd let me make monthly payments..." she replied.

I passed root beer through my nose when I read that - had to share.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Indecent Proposal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,387,632, 11 April 1993

Gross USA:

$106,614,059

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$266,614,059
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Company Credits

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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