The Proposition


1h 54m 1998

Brief Synopsis

As told by Father Michael McKinnon, the story is set in 1930's Boston. Arthur Barret, an attorney and adviser to FDR, and Eleanor Barret, a successful author, have decided to have a child. Unfortunately, Arthur is impotent, forcing the couple to go outside of conventional means. Top Harvard Law stud

Film Details

Also Known As
Proposition
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Period
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Nina Saxon Film Design; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Radar Pictures; Technicolor Weddington; Village Roadshow Greece
Distribution Company
FIRST LOOK/POLYGRAM FILMED ENTERTAINMENT; A-Film Distribution; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Bontonfilm; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Polygram Video; Shaw Organization; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Synopsis

As told by Father Michael McKinnon, the story is set in 1930's Boston. Arthur Barret, an attorney and adviser to FDR, and Eleanor Barret, a successful author, have decided to have a child. Unfortunately, Arthur is impotent, forcing the couple to go outside of conventional means. Top Harvard Law student Roger Martin is hired for the task and, after repeated tries, is successful in impregnating Eleanor. However, due to his repeated visits to the older woman, Roger has fallen madly in love, forcing Arthur to threaten him with violence if he persists in trying to see Eleanor. Soon, Roger turns up murdered, Eleanor loses her baby in a fall, and Father McKinnon is revealed to be Arthur's nephew and becomes, in turn, infatuated with Eleanor.

Crew

John Anderson

Other

Dwayne Avery

Dialogue Editor

Beth Bergeron

Foley Editor

Ralf D Bode

Cinematographer

Sue Bohling

Other

David Brisbin

Production Designer

Tamara Brooks

Music Conductor ("Ave Maria" "Asperges Me" (The New England Convervatory Chamber Singers))

Jacqueline Cambas

Editor

Sophie Carlhian

Scenic Artist

Catherine Cavadini

Adr (Loop Group)

David Coburn

Adr (Loop Group)

David Cooney

Storyboard Artist

William Courtney

Horse Wrangler

Aria Noelle Curzon

Adr (Loop Group)

Patrick Cyccone Jr.

Re-Recording Mixer

Benjamin Dewey

Location Manager

Cody Dorkin

Adr (Loop Group)

Tracey A Doyle

Set Decorator

Judi Durand

Adr (Loop Group)

Stephen Endelman

Music

Stephen Endelman

Original Music

Stephen Endelman

Music Conductor

Lori Eschler

Music Editor

Alyson Evans

Post-Production Coordinator

Ted Field

Producer

Frank Fleming

Other

Donald Flick

Effects Supervisor

Joe Foley

Unit Production Manager

Lorisa D Francis

Post-Production Coordinator

Anthony Gaudioz

Camera Operator

George Gershwin

Song ("They Can'T Take That Away From Me")

Ira Gershwin

Song ("They Can'T Take That Away From Me")

Shelly Golden

Adr (Loop Group)

Jeff Goodwin

Key Makeup Artist

Marilyn Graf

Foley Mixer

Kenneth A Hardy

Art Director

Brian R Harman

Other

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Patti Hawn

Unit Publicist

Ellen Heuer

Foley Walker

Sam Hoffman

1st Assistant Director

Lori Hornung

Production Coordinator

Rosanna Huffman

Adr (Loop Group)

Miko Hughes

Adr (Loop Group)

Elaine J Huzzar

Casting Director

Eddee Kolos

Other

Sonny Kompanek

Song Arranger ("Modern Woman" "How Do You Do" "Second Thought" "They Can'T Take That Away From Me")

Sonny Kompanek

Original Music

Daamen Krall

Adr (Loop Group)

Marsha Kramer

Adr (Loop Group)

Scott Kroopf

Producer

Kate Lewis

Script Supervisor

Paul Michael Marini

Stunt Coordinator

David Mccharen

Adr (Loop Group)

Christian Minkler

Re-Recording Mixer

Vera Mitchell

Key Hairstylist

James Moriana

Foley Walker

Diane Nabatoff

Producer

Peter Norman

Camera Operator

Emilio Nunez

Production Associate

T. J. O'mara

Production Sound Mixer

Peter Oreckinto

Re-Recording Engineer

Andrew G Patterson

Adr Editor

Annie Preis

Adr (Loop Group)

Steve Price

Other

Rick Ramage

Screenwriter

Johanna Ray

Casting

Brian Ricci

Special Effects Coordinator

Danielle Rigby

2nd Assistant Director

Emma Rotondi

Hair Stylist

Lata Ryan

Executive Producer

Dennis Sager

Re-Recording Engineer

Victoria Rose Sampson

Supervising Sound Editor

Adam Scher

Set Designer

Franz Schubert

Music ("Andante Op 29 No 1")

Solange Schwalbe

Foley Supervisor

Bryan Scott

Adr (Loop Group)

Michele Sharp

Dialogue Editor

Anna Sheppard

Costume Designer

Dawn Soler

Music Supervisor

Peter Sova

Director Of Photography

David Spence

Dialogue Editor

Greg Steele

Adr Mixer (Loop Group)

Graham Stumpf

Post-Production Supervisor

Eric Swan

Song ("The Girl With A Pink Rose")

Frank Toste

Catholic Technical Advisor

Tami Treadwell

Adr

Alessandro F. Uzielli

Co-Executive Producer

David A. Whittaker

Foley Editor

Gavyn Wright

Other

Michelle Wright

Executive In Charge Of Production

David Lewis Yewdall

Effects Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Proposition
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Period
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Nina Saxon Film Design; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Radar Pictures; Technicolor Weddington; Village Roadshow Greece
Distribution Company
FIRST LOOK/POLYGRAM FILMED ENTERTAINMENT; A-Film Distribution; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Bontonfilm; Cecchi Gori Pictures; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Polygram Video; Shaw Organization; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States April 3, 1998

Released in United States March 1998

Released in United States on Video August 4, 1998

Released in United States Spring March 27, 1998

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 5-15, 1998.

Began shooting October 14, 1996.

Completed shooting December 12, 1996.

Released in United States March 1998 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 5-15, 1998.)

Released in United States Spring March 27, 1998

Limited Release in United States April 3, 1998

Released in United States on Video August 4, 1998