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Happy 30th Anniversary, “Indecent Proposal!”

It was the offer heard round the world – Robert Redford offered Demi Moore a cool $1 million to spend one night with him thirty years ago, when Adrian Lyne’s Indecent Proposal was released.

One of the buzziest films of the decade, Proposal starred Woody Harrelson and Demi Moore as a happily married couple with financial issues whose lives are disrupted when a playboy billionaire, played by Robert Redford, boldly offers Harrelson a million dollars for the pleasure of sleeping with his wife. Was the film great? No way. But it sure did permeate in a culture in a way few others did at the time, and absolutely none do now. Lyne, who had directed an earlier water-cooler dominator with Fatal Attraction, knew how to get people talking. And bonus points for The pretenders’ great cover of 10cc’s “I’m Not in Love.”