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INDECENT PROPOSAL

Director Adrian Lyne
Year 1993
Starring Robert Redford, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Seymour Cassel, Oliver Platt, Billy Bob Thornton, Sheena Easton, Herbie Hancock, Billy Connolly, Rip Taylor
Rating R
Run Time 117min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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INDECENT PROPOSAL will screen May 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are just $4.50 and will be on sale shortly.

It was the question that titillated a nation in 1993: Would you sleep with a stranger for $1 million? That was the premise of director Adrian Lyne's gloriously glossy INDECENT PROPOSAL, a box-office smash and perhaps one of the defining films of its day. 

Of course, that cash-in-for-passion scheme might be easier to accept if the still-striking Robert Redford was shaking the piggy bank. And you'd probably be more likely to field that offer if you looked like Demi Moore, circa 1993. Regardless, INDECENT PROPOSAL was irresistible to moviegoers, who relished the sexy stars, the beautiful backdrops, the glitz of Vegas, the sultry soundtrack featuring Sade and The Pretenders and that eye-catching little black dress that Moore showcases so stunningly. (Trivia note: Julia Roberts was originally offered the role and turned it down.)

Set during the early-1990s recession, INDECENT PROPOSAL introduces us to Diana (Moore) and David (Woody Harrelson), a young California couple who are drowning in debt after their big dreams of becoming real estate tycoons fall apart. David's ingenious idea: Scrape together some money, head for Vegas and win enough to stonewall the creditors for a while. The plan initially works (they make enough cash to cover their bed, which leads to a steamy love scene underscored by Sade's sensual "No Ordinary Love"), but Diana and David find an unexpected answer to their financial crisis when they meet the fabulously wealthy John Gage (Redford), who will eventually make them an offer they can't refuse.

Lyne, who had previously rocked the world six years earlier with FATAL ATTRACTION, presents the provocative material in such a seductive way that any trace of sleaziness is washed away. From its Lisa Stansfield love theme to its shimmering satin sheets to cameo appearances by Billy Connolly, Billy Bob Thornton, Sheena Easton and Herbie Hancock, this is a quintessential early-'90s extravaganza, a sparkling glass of cinematic champagne, spiked by terrific performances by Moore, Redford and Harrelson. (James Sanford)

 

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