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Director:
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 8 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Such a dream, just you DO NOT think See more (261 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:

Rio Hackford ... Street Junkie (uncredited)

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

Randall Rutledge ... Security Guard (uncredited)

John Simone ... Waiter #2 (uncredited)

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
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Troy Porter .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Jerry Trent .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gary Zink .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Rick Avery .... stunt coordinator
Reed Anthony .... stunts (uncredited)
 
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
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality and some language
Runtime:
119 min | USA:125 min (director's cut)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Australia:M (director's cut) | Brazil:12 | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-3 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:7 | UK:15 | USA:R | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Christopher Reeve was originally considered for the Edward Lewis role. Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis were also considered.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Supposedly flying north from Los Angeles to San Francisco, the plane is shown with the sun setting off the starboard wing.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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Unscripted: Episode #1.2" (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Wild Women DoSee more »

FAQ

How does the movie end?
En route to Beverly Hills, Edward drives by a store called Tower Records. Is this an actual record store in the area?
What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Director's Cut?
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119 out of 183 people found the following review useful.
Such a dream, just you DO NOT think, 30 April 2005
Author: Aleksandar Nedelkovic from Serbia and Montenegro

Obviously similar to Shaw's "Pygmalion", but updated, more modern.

A lovely dream, one very old: rescuing a prostitute from the street. (Not in Woody Allen's sickish-moody way.)

However, if you wish to dream this one, be sure you do NOT start to think very logically . . . She is healthy, not on drugs, not on alcohol, not even a smoker; no syphilis, no gonorrhea, no AIDS wounds on her legs, nothing, she is just perfectly absolutely healthy. Body and mind. She is not a criminal, not inclined to steal anything, she even values love and dignity more than money. Oh, she has no pimp, who would be the other man (other than Richard Gere) in her life; nobody to protect her from smart types who walk off without paying; the pimp would explode the whole romance instantly. (Instead, a girl friend.)

She has a golden soul, full of goodness, and loves art, and feels for art. High-society types around them appear silly, artificial, stuffy. (Different forks.) She is natural. She even was a good student (!) and . . . might be again? She loves to bathe, and half the time we see her happy in the bath tub (which is a powerful signal and symbol for CLEAN, CLEAN; she even sings so super-ultra-charmingly in the bath; she wants to wash off the foolishness of her previous few months of street. And she can do it.

But with all those qualities, WHY would she ever become a prostitute in the first place? Don't think, don't think. Just dream, it is lovely.

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