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Writer (WGA):
J.F. Lawton (written by)
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Release Date:
23 March 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Who knew it was so much fun to be a hooker? See more »
Plot:
A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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An entertaining motion picture that had women calling out the delights of true love... See more (251 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Gere ... Edward Lewis

Julia Roberts ... Vivian Ward

Ralph Bellamy ... James Morse

Jason Alexander ... Philip Stuckey

Laura San Giacomo ... Kit De Luca

Alex Hyde-White ... David Morse

Amy Yasbeck ... Elizabeth Stuckey

Elinor Donahue ... Bridget

Hector Elizondo ... Barney Thompson

Judith Baldwin ... Susan
Jason Randal ... Magician
Bill Applebaum ... Howard
Tracy Bjork ... Female Guest
Gary Greene ... Male Guest

Billy Gallo ... Carlos (as William Gallo)

Abdul Salaam El Razzac ... Happy Man

Hank Azaria ... Detective

Larry Hankin ... Landlord
Julie Paris ... Rachel
Rhonda Hansome ... Bermuda
Harvey Keenan ... Man in Car
Marty Nadler ... Tourist Man
Lynda Goodfriend ... Tourist Woman
Reed Anthony ... Cruiser
Frank Campanella ... Pops

Jackie O'Brien ... Artist (as Jacqueline Woolsey)
Cheri Caspari ... Angel

Scott Marshall ... Skateboard Kid (as Scott A. Marshall)
Patrick Richwood ... Night Elevator Operator Dennis

Kathleen Marshall ... Day Desk Clerk (as Kathi Marshall)
Laurelle Mehus ... Night Desk Clerk (as Laurelle Brooks)
Don Feldstein ... Male Desk Clerk
Marvin Braverman ... Room Service Waiter

Al Sapienza ... Night Doorman (as Alex Statler)
Jeff Michalski ... Day Doorman

James Patrick Stuart ... Day Bellhop (as Patrick D. Stuart)
Lloyd T. Williams ... Bellhop
R. Darrell Hunter ... Darryl The Limo Driver

James Patrick Dunne ... Lounge Pianist
Valorie Armstrong ... Woman in Lobby
Steve Restivo ... Italian Businessman
Rodney Kageyama ... Japanese Businessman
Douglas Stitzel ... American Businessman

Larry Miller ... Mr. Hollister

Dey Young ... Snobby Saleswoman
Shane Ross ... Marie
Carol Williard ... Saleswoman
Minda Burr ... Saleswoman

Robyn Peterson ... Saleswoman

Mariann Aalda ... Saleswoman

R.C. Everbeck ... Tie Salesman (as RC Everbeck)
Michael French ... Maitre D'
Allan Kent ... Waiter
Stacy Keach Sr. ... Senator Adams
Lucinda Crosby ... Olsen Sister (as Lucinda Sue Crosby)

Nancy Locke ... Olsen Sister
Calvin Remsberg ... Sod Stomping Announcer
Lloyd Nelson ... Game Announcer
Norman Large ... Polite Husband

Tracy Reiner ... Woman at Car
Tom Nolan ... Vance
John David Carson ... Mark
Daniel Bardol ... Jake
Karin Calabro ... Violetta in "La Traviata"
Bruce Eckstut ... Alfredo in "La Traviata"
Amzie Strickland ... Matron

Mychael Bates ... Usher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Garry Marshall ... Bum Tour Guide (uncredited)
Charles Minsky ... Janitor with Water Hose (uncredited)
Blair Richwood ... Blair (uncredited)

Randall Rutledge ... Security Guard (uncredited)
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Directed by
Garry Marshall 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
J.F. Lawton (written by)

Produced by
Gary W. Goldstein .... co-producer
Arnon Milchan .... producer
Steven Reuther .... producer
Walter von Huene .... associate producer
Laura Ziskin .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Minsky 
 
Film Editing by
Raja Gosnell 
Priscilla Nedd-Friendly  (as Priscilla Nedd)
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
 
Art Direction by
David M. Haber  (as David Haber)
 
Set Decoration by
Garrett Lewis 
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance 
 
Makeup Department
Bob Mills .... makeup artist
Carol A. O'Connell .... hair stylist (as Carol O'Connell)
 
Production Management
Angel Pine .... post-production supervisor
Roger Joseph Pugliese .... production manager
David Hoberman .... executive in charge of production: Walt Disney Studios (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald Chong .... dga trainee (as Ronnie Chong)
Bettiann Fishman .... second assistant director
Ellen H. Schwartz .... first assistant director
Walter von Huene .... second unit director
Nick Abdo .... second unit director (uncredited)
Aaron Barsky .... assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mychael Bates .... assistant property master
Antoinette J. Gordon .... set designer
Donald G. Helderle .... construction foreman
Tony Leonardi .... stand-by painter (as A.J. Leonardi)
Frank B. Nieves .... construction foreman
Ken Scaife .... construction coordinator
Mark Woods .... lead man
Rick Young .... property master
Gary Isbell .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert Fitzgerald .... sound editor
Jeremy J. Gordon .... sound editor (as Jeremy Gordon)
David Hagberg .... assistant sound editor (as David Lee Hagberg)
Michael Hilkene .... supervising sound editor
David J. Hudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Doug Jackson .... sound editor
Chris Jargo .... adr editor
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (as Randy Johnson)
Gary Krivacek .... sound editor
Eric Lindemann .... sound editor
Harrison D. Marsh .... cableman
Joseph A. Mayer .... supervising adr editor (as Joe Mayer)
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas W. Small .... assistant sound editor
James E. Webb .... sound mixer (as Jim Webb)
John O. Wilde .... sound editor
Troy Porter .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Jerry Trent .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gary Zink .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Rick Avery .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
Ben Beaird .... key grip
Gary C. Beaird .... grip (as Gary Beaird Sr.)
Carl Boles .... chief lighting technician
Philip Caplan .... camera operator
Anthony R. Collier .... key best boy grip
Tom Connole .... first assistant camera
Frank Del Boccio .... second assistant camera
Michael Genne .... camera operator
Ross Judd .... first assistant camera
Keith Orefice .... best boy
Mike Schwake .... dolly grip
Ken Tosic .... assistant lighting technician
Jack Anderson .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Michael Kelem .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Maricella Ramirez .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Dori Zuckerman .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elinor Bardach .... key costumer
Daniel J. Lester .... costume supervisor (as Dan Lester)
Carlane Passman .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Thomas R. Bryant .... first assistant editor (as Thomas Bryant)
Craig Conwell .... assistant editor
Tommy Dorsett .... assistant editor
Ron Lambert .... color timer
 
Music Department
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Ron Fair .... executive soundtrack producer
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
James Newton Howard .... orchestrator
Michael Mason .... additional scoring engineer
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer
Marty Paich .... conductor
Robert Schaper .... score mixer
Ellen Segal .... music editor
Guy Defazio .... music assistant (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Tom Briggs .... transportation captain
Tom F. Thomas .... transportation coordinator (as Tom E. Thomas)
 
Other crew
Adell Aldrich .... script supervisor
Lennie Appelquist .... set production assistant
Pat Chapman .... production coordinator
Robert Dawson .... title designer: main title
Diane Frazen .... executive assistant: Mr. Marshall
Judy Hallin .... assistant to producers
Wendy S. Hallin .... production assistant
George Herthel .... location manager
Craig Isaac .... production assistant
Sandy Isaac .... assistant: Ms. Ziskin
Claudio Jacobellis .... production assistant
Sundae Jahant-Osborn .... production assistant (as Sundae Jahant)
David Michael Katz .... production assistant (as David Katz)
Elyse Katz .... assistant production coordinator
Katherine Ann Moore .... unit publicist (as Katherine Moore)
Carolyn Quinn .... assistant: Mr. Reuther
Blair Richwood .... secretary: Mr. Marshall
Julie Rosser .... assistant: Ms. Roberts
John D. Sarviss .... helicopter pilot
Sharyn Shimada-Huggins .... production assistant
Jonathan Southard .... assistant: Mr. Gere
Allen E. Taylor .... production accountant
Wally Uchida .... assistant location manager (as Wallace Uchida)
Kim Wozniak .... first assistant accountant
Douglas Yellin .... assistant: Mr. Reuther
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... aerial coordinator
Mario Iscovich .... production executive (uncredited)
Shelley Michelle .... body double: Julia Roberts (uncredited)
Vern Reo .... production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Jack Edward Sawyers .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Barbara Marshall .... thanks (as Barbara Sue Wells)
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality and some language
Runtime:
119 min | USA:125 min (director's cut)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Daryl Hannah turned down the part of Vivian as she felt it denigrated women.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Vivian is offering Edward a choice of condoms, she is holding four colored condoms (other than the gold circle condom). In one shot, Vivian in holding the condoms in a certain order. In the next shot, they are in a different order and then in the third shot, they are back in the same order as in the first shot.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Magician at party:No matter what they say, it's all about money. So let's imagine, ladies, that you're a savings and loan officer. Watch - one, two, three; see, you've got it all, and we've got nothing. You've got all four, take a look.
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55 out of 86 people found the following review useful.
An entertaining motion picture that had women calling out the delights of true love..., 1 April 2000

"This is Hollywood where people come to fulfill their dreams! Some dreams come true and some don't! Believe in your dreams!"

While visiting Los Angeles for a week, Edward Lewis borrows his friend's car and gets lost on Hollywood Boulevard... He asks a hooker for directions... She proposes to help him for 5 dollars... For $20, she accepted to show him where the stars live...

Edward invites her to join him in his hotel suite, but not for sex...

Enjoying her company, he offers her to be his 'date' for a series of business activities including a strategic dinner and a pool match... Out of the 'bargain,' she gets $3,000 cash, a classier wardrobe and a visit to the opera...

All the characters of the film are convincing, original and sympathetic, feeling comfortable with each other... Director Gary Marshall did a great job...

Ideal for the role is Richard Gere... He plays the terrific rescuer who 'free' Vivian from the streets conducting her to his penthouse suite... He is handsome, charming and shy... 'Henry Higgins' at his best... But Edward Lewis is a millionaire... He buys companies that are in financial difficulty... He takes them apart and sells the pieces for more than he paid for the whole... "It's strictly business", he tells Vivian... "You and I are both such similar people. We both screw people for money." Edward's only defect is that he hurts what he loves... He wins a certain imaginative power by how painful that treason is...

Julia Roberts plays Vivian Ward, an attractive and smart hooker with a heart of gold... She gives her character a great sense of humor, charming Edward with her honesty... She is intensely appealing and amusing, making any man feel comfortable...

Into the snobbish clothing store, she delivers a great exit line, just devastating the saleswomen... The song is terrific as the scene... In the hotel lobby, she walks in a 'killer' red dress... She learns which fork to use in the formal dinner meeting, projecting an escargot through the air... At the opera she innocently asks: "Where's the band?"

There's more than a touch of Eliza Dolittle in her role, specially when she decides she wants more from Edward than money... She gets the perfect rescue scene with a limousine, a fire escape, a balcony, birds, music and red flowers...

Hector Elizondo turns a supporting role into more than that... He plays the formal, intolerant hotel manager... He takes an affection to his best customer's "niece" and trains her on which fork to use at a fancy dinner... His amusing performance as Edward's smooth competent hotel manager nearly shapes Roberts and Gere...

Ralph Bellamy is incredibly good as the aging millionaire, creator of a small company Edward is trying to take to pieces...

Laura San Giacomo plays Vivian's pal roommate, her first role since she played the amorous sister in "sex, lies & videotape."

"Pretty Woman" is a contemporary Hollywood fairy tale, a sweet romantic comedy, an innocent love story in the middle of self-interest and agreement... It remains as an entertaining motion picture that had women calling out the delights of true love...

Keep on dreaming!

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