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Sweet romantic movie with the big question; can you buy feelings. I would like to have seen if there would have so much doubt about the outcome if they had casted a less attractive man than Redford to play the billionaire.
It upset me a lot, but I have to say it was really well made (otherwise it couldn't have upset me like that) and got me thinking. I'm glad I've seen it, but doubt I'll watch it again.
|Robert Redford||John Gage|
|Demi Moore||Diana Murphy|
|Woody Harrelson||David Murphy|
|Seymour Cassel||Mr. Shackleford|
|Billy Bob Thornton||Day Tripper|
|Billy Connolly||Auction M.C.|
|Rip Taylor||Mr. Langford|
|Pierre Epstein||Van Buren|
|Matthew Barry||Architecture Student|
|John Barry||Original Music Composer|
|Tom Schulman||Executive Producer|
|Mel Bourne||Production Design|
|Amy Holden Jones||Screenplay|
|Howard Atherton||Director of Photography|
|Etta Leff||Set Decoration|
|Alex Gartner||Executive Producer|
|Jack Engelhard||Story Contributor|
"A husband. A wife. A millionaire. A proposal"
High school sweethearts David (Woody Harrelson) and Diana Murphy (Demi Moore) are a married couple who travel to Las Vegas, hoping they can win enough money to finance David's fantasy real estate project. They place their money on red in roulette and lose.After gambling away all of their savings, they encounter billionaire John Gage (Robert Redford). Gage is attracted to Diana and offers David one million dollars to spend a night with her. After a difficult night, David and Diana decide to accept the offer, and a contract is signed the next day. Gage flies Diana to a private yacht where he offers her a chance to void the deal and return to her husband if he loses a toss of his lucky coin. Gage calls it correctly and she spends the night with him.Although he had hoped to forget the whole incident, David grows increasingly insecure about his relationship with Diana, consumed with a fear that she remains involved with Gage; this insecurity is heightened by the fact Diana discovers that Gage has bought their home/property while it was going into foreclosure. As tension between them builds, David and Diana separate.Gage renews his advances on Diana. Although she initially resists, Diana eventually consents to spending time with him and a relationship develops. David, meanwhile, realizes he cannot go on without the love of his life. When Diana files for a standing order, David makes one final attempt to win her back by signing the papers and giving the million dollars away. David bares his soul as to why he allowed the night to happen. It is clearly a turning point for both of them.Gage recognizes that, even if Diana stayed with him, their relationship would never achieve the intensity she had with David. Realizing that she longs to return to her husband, Gage makes up a story that she was only the latest in a long line of "million-dollar girls." Diana understands that Gage is doing this to make it easy for her to leave. Gage gives her his lucky coin, which is revealed to be double sided. She returns to the pier where David proposed, finding him there waiting. They join hands.
DVD : 2002-04-16