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The Proposition (1996)

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In Wales, around 1800, Catherine Morgan is widowed young, her husband a war casualty whose unpaid gambling debts threaten both the loss of home and farm and destitution for her and her ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Theresa Russell ... Catherine Morgan
Patrick Bergin ... Rhys Williams
Richard Lynch Richard Lynch ... Huw Williams
Richard Harrington ... Evan
Jennifer Vaughan Jennifer Vaughan ... Elen Morgan
Owen Garmon Owen Garmon ... Sam
Alex Clatworthy Alex Clatworthy ... Emily (as Alexandra Clatworthy)
Anwen Williams Anwen Williams ... Mrs. Evans
Sioned Jones Williams Sioned Jones Williams ... Ann Hughes
Ifan Huw Dafydd Ifan Huw Dafydd ... Jenner
Nicholas McGaughey Nicholas McGaughey ... Ellis (as Nick McGaughey)
Sior Llyfni Sior Llyfni ... Edwards
Geoffrey Morgan Geoffrey Morgan ... Colonel Griffiths
Mari Rowland Hughes ... Lady Sarah
Griff Williams Griff Williams ... Shipping Agent
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In Wales, around 1800, Catherine Morgan is widowed young, her husband a war casualty whose unpaid gambling debts threaten both the loss of home and farm and destitution for her and her daughters Elen and Emily. Catherine hopes to save them by selling their cattle at a distant market. She must overcome the hardships of the cattle drive across the craggy Welsh countryside as an obsessively infatuated sheriff, whom she does not love, attempts to thwart the drive; and she must work out her insecurities in her relationship to his half-brother, an experienced drover, who helps her on the drive. Written by Jerry Caplin <JCaplin001@aol.com>

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Rated R for a strong sex scene | See all certifications »
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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1997 (Singapore) See more »

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A Proposta See more »

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Alternate Versions

A Welsh language version was filmed back-to-back with the English language version. As each scene in the English version was completed, two Welsh-speaking actors replaced the principals ('Theresa Russell' and Patrick Bergin, the only cast members who do not speak Welsh), and the scenes were reshot for the Welsh version. See more »

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Bad acting spoiled an otherwise good B movie/chick flick
4 July 2003 | by sapraterSee all my reviews

I know that any kind of story that seems more like a romance novel come to life is not going to be an Oscar winner. But sometimes a girl (or boy) gets in the mood for a cinematic box of chocolates. The Proposition would have fit this bill just fine if it weren't for two glaring mistakes.

1. Theresa Russell. Boy oh boy, what a terrible casting mistake. She's good in other roles that are more intense, but in this one her dramatic presence was overexaggerated. She delivered her lines like a drag queen > dramatic eyebrow lifts and over-emphatic one liners. Yuck!

2. The sex scene. It was too much lust. Lust is great, it's realistic...but only in the right vehicle. This scene would have been great in an independent or artsy film...but in a kinder, fluffier film like Proposition: less would have been so much more.

The best part of this movie was Patrick Bergen. Oh well, there's always Lifetime. LOL


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