Indecent Proposal (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Indecent Proposal (1993)




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Adrian Lyne buffs the premise of Honeymoon in Vegas to a fine gloss in this yuppie melodrama that poses the conundrum of whether the loving husband of an equally loving wife will accept $1 million to allow his wife to spend one night with a billionaire who looks like Robert Redford. All the cynics please take a number and form a line at the right. Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson play Diana and David Murphy, high-school sweethearts who marry and who are doing very well -- Diana is a successful real-estate agent, and David is an idealistic architect who has built a dream house by the ocean -- until the recession hits. Suddenly, David loses his job, and they can't make the mortgage payments. Dead broke, they borrow $5000 from David's father and head to Las Vegas to try to win money to pay the mortgage on their house. At first, they get $25,000 ahead -- but inevitably the house always wins, and they end up losing it all. While Diana is in the fancy casino boutique trying to lift some candy, she is spotted by billionaire John Gage (Robert Redford), who is immediately attracted to her. John invites Diana and David to an opulent party, and it is there that John offers David $1 million for a night with his wife. David is wracked by this moral dilemma, but Diana finally makes the decision on her own, with ensuing consequences for their ideal marriage and their bank account.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Amy Jones, Amy Holden Jones, William Goldman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 16, 2002
Paramount Home Video


Robert Redford
as John Gage
Demi Moore
as Diana Murphy
Woody Harrelson
as David Murphy
Seymour Cassel
as Mr. Shackleford
Billy Bob Thornton
as Day Tripper
Rip Taylor
as Mr. Langford
Billy Connolly
as Auction Emcee
Joel Brooks
as Realtor
Pierre Epstein
as Van Buren
Danny Zorn
as Screenwriter
Kevin West
as Screenwriter
Pamela Holt
as David's Girlfriend
Tommy Bush
as David's Father
Mariclare Costello
as David's Mother
Curt Odle
as David's Boss
Jedda Jones
as Craps Woman
Myra J.
as Craps Woman
Edwonda White
as Craps Woman
Ritamarie Kelly
as Dress Shop Saleslady
Joseph Ruskin
as Pit Boss
David Rees Snell
as Businessman
Joe LaDue
as High Roller
Israel Juarbe
as Citizenship Student
Ben W. Fluker
as Roulette Croupier
Selma Archerd
as Auction Bidder
Carleen Sbordone
as Coffee Shop Waitress
Lydia Nicole
as Citizenship Student
Toru Nagai
as High-Roller Card-man
Maurice Sherbanee
as Citizenship Student
Steven Dean
as Craps Pit Boss
Elsa Raven
as Citizenship Student
Frankie Jay Allison
as Craps Box Man
Matthew Barry
as Architecture Student
Dana Williams
as Jeremy's Secretary
Chi-Muoi Lo
as Architecture Student
David E. Cousin
as Craps Dealer
Catlyn Day
as Wine Goddess
Irene Olga Lopez
as Gage's Maid
Hilary Reynolds
as Architecture Student
Jerome Rosenfeld
as Auction Bidder
Dru Davis
as Bernice
Rudy Morrison
as Maitre d'
Joe Bays
as Jeffrey
Robert "Bobby Z" Zaj...
as helicoptor pilot
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Critic Reviews for Indecent Proposal

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (10)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Painfully disengaged from anything human.

Full Review… | November 16, 2014
Antagony & Ecstasy

...glossy and soap-opera-like...

Full Review… | February 28, 2014
Reel Film Reviews

Although it was directed by Fatal Attraction auteur Adrian Lyne, this film lacked the punch and thriller elements that made that one a hit

Full Review… | January 11, 2010
7M Pictures

Yes, it's true: in this astonishingly distasteful bit of dreck, there is at the bottom a sappy little romance.

Full Review… | October 1, 2009
Film Freak Central

A film that is at times laughable yet at the same time, over 15 years after its release, its premise is still up for debate and discussion.

Full Review… | June 22, 2009

Audience Reviews for Indecent Proposal


Not at all inappropiate, but not exactly spot on with its clairvoyance.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

yes it is one big tease to start with! and whats that saying? "money cant buy love"...has a happy ending.....

♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

Well-made, but I don't like these kinds of movies.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

Indecent Proposal Quotes

David Murphy: I know now that people in love remember the things they do to each other. If they stay together, its not because they forget, but because they forgive.
– Submitted by Abhilash A (4 years ago)
John Gage: Dance?
Diana Murphy: I should go.
John Gage: I remember once when I was young, and I was coming back from some place, a movie or something. I was on the subway and there was a girl sitting across from me and she was wearing this dress that was bottoned queer up right to here, she was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. And I was shy then, so when she would look at me I would look away, then afterwards when I would look back she would look away. Then I got to where I was gonna get off, and got off, the doors closed, and as the train was pulling away she looked right at me and gave me the most incredible smile. It was awful, I wanted to tear the doors open. And I went back every night, same time, for two weeks, but she never showed up. That was 30 years ago and I don't think that theres a day that goes by that I don't think about her, I don't want that to happen again. Just one dance?
– Submitted by Dusan D (4 years ago)

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