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.

  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

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The Proposition
The Proposition



Status Released

Release Information

  • June 9, 2006


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget $2,000,000.00

Revenue $5,048,693.00

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