The Proposition

This land will be civilized.

The Proposition (2005)


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.

Director: John Hillcoat
Writer: Nick Cave

Release Date: 2005-10-06
Status: Released
Run time: 104 min / 1:44
Budget: $2,000,000
Revenue: $5,048,693
Production Companies : UK Film Council, Surefire Film Productions, Autonomous, Pictures in Paradise, Pacific Film and Television Commission, Film Consortium, National Lottery through UK Film Council
Production Countries: Australia, United Kingdom



Guy Pearce
Charlie Burns
Ray Winstone
Captain Morris Stanley
Emily Watson
Martha Stanley
Danny Huston
Arthur Burns
David Wenham
Eden Fletcher
John Hurt
Jellon Lamb
Richard Wilson
Mike Burns
Noah Taylor
Brian O'Leary
Jeremy Madrona
Asian Prostitute
Jae Mamuyac
Asian Prostitute
Mick Roughan
Mad Jack Bradshaw
Shane Watt
John Gordon
Robert Morgan
Sergeant Lawrence
David Gulpilil
Bryan Probets
Officer Dunn
Oliver Ackland
Patrick Hopkins
David Vallon
Tom Cox
Daniel Parker
Henry Clark
Gary Waddell
Officer Davenport
Iain Gardiner
Officer Matthews
Bogdan Koca
Paul Broussard
Leah Purcell
Tom Budge
Samuel Stoat
Ralph Cotterill
Dr. Bantrey


Directing John Hillcoat Director
Writing Nick Cave Screenplay
Camera BenoƮt Delhomme Director of Photography
Editing Jon Gregory Editor
Art Chris Kennedy Production Design
Production James Atherton Executive Producer
Production Chris Auty Executive Producer
Production Gina Black Line Producer
Production Pam Collis Producer
Production Sara Giles Executive Producer
Production Michael Hamlyn Executive Producer
Production Michael Henry Executive Producer
Production Norman Humphrey Executive Producer
Production Robert Jones Executive Producer
Production Chiara Menage Producer
Production Jackie O'Sullivan Producer
Production Christopher Simon Producer
Production Cat Villiers Producer
Production Chris Brown Producer
Art Jill Eden Set Decoration
Art Marita Mussett Art Direction
Production Nikki Barrett Casting
Production Gary Davy Casting
Costume & Make-Up Margot Wilson Costume Design
Sound Nick Cave Original Music Composer
Sound Warren Ellis Original Music Composer
Art Bill Booth Art Direction
Directing Joanne McLennan Script Supervisor
Sound Jenny Sutcliffe Boom Operator
Sound Richard Davey Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Paul Davies Supervising Sound Editor
Camera Polly Borland Still Photographer
Sound Gerard McCann Music Supervisor
Crew Ric Anderson Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Anita Lowe Key Hairdresser
Costume & Make-Up Sally Gordon Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Lea Dixon Makeup & Hair
Costume & Make-Up Bronwyn Fitzgerald Makeup & Hair
Costume & Make-Up Zeljka Stanin Makeup & Hair
Costume & Make-Up Kym Sainsbury Prosthetics
Art Hayley Booth Art Department Assistant
Art Scott Booth Art Department Assistant
Art Fredrick Dempsey Art Department Assistant
Art Maxine Dennett Art Department Assistant
Art Kim Prentice Art Department Assistant
Art Tricia McInally Art Department Coordinator
Crew John A. Finn Carpenter
Crew Richard Meldrum Carpenter
Crew David Passlow Carpenter
Crew Lester Prentice Carpenter
Crew Allan Wessling Carpenter
Crew Michael Hayward Carpenter
Art Kevin Childs Construction Buyer
Art Brad Howard Construction Buyer
Art James Howard Construction Buyer
Art Bernie Childs Construction Coordinator
Art Kim Howard Construction Manager
Art Wendy Buick Graphic Designer
Art Trina Thomson Painter
Crew David John Franks Prop Maker
Art Steve Taylor Property Master
Crew Owen Kingsford-Bean Scenic Artist
Crew Chris Williams Scenic Artist
Art Martin Ash Set Designer
Art Josh Madrers Set Designer
Art Paula Whiteway Set Designer
Art Andrew Grose Set Dresser
Art Nick Hartigan Set Dresser
Art Anthony Short Storyboard Artist
Art Temple Clark Storyboard Artist
Camera Paul Murphy Assistant Grip
Camera Justin Sykes Assistant Grip
Camera Joel Russell Assistant Grip
Camera Graham Dunn Assistant Grip
Camera David 'Rusty' Leckonby Best Boy Grip
Camera Troy Reichman Clapper Loader
Camera Lee Mariano Clapper Loader
Lighting Steve Gordon Electrician
Lighting Jesse Moyes Electrician
Camera Kerry Brown Epk Camera Operator
Camera Margie McClymont Focus Puller
Camera Brett Matthews Focus Puller
Lighting Graham Rutherford Gaffer
Crew Adam Grice Generator Operator
Crew Joe Stick Generator Operator
Camera Michael Larcombe Grip
Camera Brett Marks Key Grip
Lighting Michael 'Wildman' Rutherford Lighting Technician
Lighting Mark Watson Lighting Technician
Camera Simon Finney Second Unit Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Candice Weiler Costume Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Lyn Askew Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Marcia Lidden Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Cheryl Pike Costumer
Production Brendan Donnison ADR Voice Casting
Production Vanessa Baker ADR Voice Casting
Production Judith Cruden Extras Casting Assistant
Visual Effects Jason Horley Matte Painter
Visual Effects Kate Cuffin Visual Effects Compositor
Visual Effects John Sharp Visual Effects Compositor
Visual Effects Sarah Gower Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Piers Hampton Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Robert Duncan Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Dan Lavender Visual Effects Technical Director
Crew Rhiannon Porter Special Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Steve Courtney Special Effects Supervisor
Crew Joe Amalfi Special Effects Technician
Crew Neil Lorenz Special Effects Technician
Crew Owen Pawsey Special Effects Technician
Editing Ian Seymour Associate Editor
Editing Adam Glasman Colorist
Editing Tom Lindsay First Assistant Editor
Crew Katie Brock Animal Wrangler
Crew John Medland Animal Wrangler
Crew Jarid Clifford Armorer
Crew Robert Parsons Armorer
Crew Steve Courtney Supervising Armorer
Production Andrew Hardwick Assistant Production Coordinator
Crew Sandra Butterworth Dialogue Coach
Crew Julia Wilson Dickson Dialogue Coach
Production Rachel James Post Production Accountant
Production Deborah Sutherland Production Accountant
Production Stephen Boyle Production Accountant
Production Jane Corden Production Accountant
Production Denise Farrell Production Accountant
Production Kate Meyers Production Accountant
Production Brett Thornquest Production Accountant
Production Kirsten Bodenstedt Production Assistant
Production Stephen Hart Production Assistant
Production Jennifer Des Champs Production Coordinator
Production Nicki Ellis Production Coordinator
Production Brock Norman Brock Production Executive
Crew Bryce Menzies Legal Services
Crew Gai Steele Legal Services
Crew Duncan Gordon Legal Services
Crew Nina Stevenson Legal Services
Crew Peter Dally Legal Services
Crew Kami Naghdi Legal Services
Crew Rupert Mahon Legal Services
Crew Sarah Bing Legal Services
Crew Ed Fellows Legal Services
Crew Tim Johnson Legal Services
Crew Emily Spence Legal Services
Production Richard Smith Production Runner
Production Annalise Davis Research Assistant
Production M.L. Hillcoat Researcher
Production Lucy Whitton Researcher
Writing Geoffrey Cox Script Editor
Production Inge Stainlay Second Assistant Accountant
Art Damon Murray Title Designer
Art Stephen Sorrell Title Designer
Production Megan Clarke Travel Coordinator
Crew Fiona Searson Unit Publicist

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