The Proposition


Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns and gives him 9 days to kill his older dangerous psychopathic brother, or else they'll hang his younger mentally slow brother on Christmas Day.

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  1. John Hillcoat


  2. Nick Cave


Top Billed Cast

  1. Guy Pearce

    Guy Pearce

    Charlie Burns

  2. Ray Winstone

    Ray Winstone

    Captain Morris Stanley

  3. Emily Watson

    Emily Watson

    Martha Stanley

  4. Danny Huston

    Danny Huston

    Arthur Burns

  5. David Wenham

    David Wenham

    Eden Fletcher

  6. John Hurt

    John Hurt

    Jellon Lamb

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget $2,000,000.00

Revenue $5,048,693.00

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Release Information

  • June 9, 2006
    R, Theatrical



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A review by Per Gunnar Jonsson

By Per Gunnar Jonsson

Well, no matter how I rate this movie a lot of people are going to say that my rating is wrong. That is something that you probably can say about any rating for any movie. I feel it is especially true as far as this movie goes though. As you can see from my rating I was not exactly thrilled by the movie. That does not mean that it is a bad movie. Again, this you can say about a lot of ratings, especially my ratings.

Okay, I guess I have confused everyone enough now so let me try to explain. As a piece of cinematic art this movie is excellent. The acting is quite good. I especially liked John... read the rest.

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