Pretty Woman
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

1-20 of 45 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »

7 alternative Disney Princesses from Star Wars, Pretty Woman and more

27 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A classic fairy tale is brought back to life this month with the release of Disney's new live-action Cinderella movie. Downton Abbey's Lily James is the latest star to become a Disney Princess, donning the glass slippers to take on the title role for director Kenneth Branagh.

Though Cinderella is very much a princess in the traditional mould, the ever-expanding Disney tendrils mean that new female characters are being inducted into the studio's roster all the time. The House of Mouse now owns Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar, and when you add the studio's Touchstone Pictures arm into the mix there's a wealth of memorable movies out there.

Everyone knows about Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora and the rest, but Digital Spy wants to highlight those who are part of the extended Disney Princess family. Read on to see our alternative choices below...

1. Princess Leia (Star Wars)

When news broke »

Permalink | Report a problem

'Pretty Woman' was Originally A Dark Tale about Drug Abuse

25 March 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pretty Woman, the "Today" show got together the director Garry Marshall along with the film's cast including Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Laura San Giacomo and Hector Elizondo to discuss the film beginning with news it originally wasn't even a comedy. Titled 3,000, based on the amount of money Roberts' character pulled in each day as a prostitute, the original script was a "dark, cautionary tale about drug abuse". Roberts reveals at the end of the original version, Gere's character throws Roberts out of the car, throws the money on top of her and drives away as the credits begin to roll. That, of course, was before the film was sold to Disney, at which point Roberts no longer had the lead role and, remember, at the time no one even knew who Julia Roberts even was. She would later get the gig, obviously, and screen »

- Brad Brevet

Permalink | Report a problem

Pretty Woman to become stage musical, says director Garry Marshall

25 March 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Pretty Woman will be adapted into a stage musical, the film's director Garry Marshall has confirmed.

The 1990 romantic comedy about a loveable prostitute made a superstar of Julia Roberts while earning more than $460 million at the box office.

$3,000, porn parodies and Roy Orbison: 25 facts about Pretty Woman

Marshall is now working with original screenwriter Jf Lawton and producer Paula Wagner to bring Pretty Woman to the stage.

The filmmaker told People: "I had so much fun doing Pretty Woman the first time around that I'm trying it again as a Broadway musical. We have secured the rights to do a stage adaptation.

"To see Vivian and Edward brought to life again with music will hopefully be something to cheer about the second time around too."

Roberts earned an Academy Award nomination for starring opposite Richard Gere in the original movie.

Development on a Pretty Woman musical was first reported more than a year ago. »

Permalink | Report a problem

The Cast of Pretty Woman Revealed the Movie Was Originally Much Darker

25 March 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Pretty Woman, and to celebrate, the cast reunited for the first time on the Today show. Director Garry Marshall turned up with cast members Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Laura San Giacomo, and Hector Elizondo to chat about the film. In the interview, they reveal that the movie was originally a dark "cautionary tale" about the dangers of drug abuse, called 3000. Watch the full video below to find out more trivia about the classic, including how a Post-it note changed Gere's mind about starring in the film! Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy »

- Maggie-Pehanick

Permalink | Report a problem

The Cute Way Julia Roberts Convinced Richard Gere To Do Pretty Woman

24 March 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Thanks to their performances in Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere have long been considered one of the greatest romantic pairs of the modern cinematic era, but what may surprise you is that the on-screen coupling may not have happened if it had not been for one tiny little Post-It Note. With Pretty Woman celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Laura San Giacomo and Hector Elizondo and director Garry Marshall visited The Today Show to celebrate, and it was while talking with Matt Lauer that Gere and Roberts revealed the story of how the latter convinced the former to be her co-star in the beloved romantic comedy. The story began with it being explained that the actor had actually turned down the role of Edward Lewis multiple times (Gere saying, "You could put a suit on a goat and put it out there, and it »

Permalink | Report a problem

Julia Roberts explains how a Post-it note saved Pretty Woman

24 March 2015 10:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere have revealed that Pretty Woman may have never even happened had it not been for a persuasive Post-it note.

The cast and director of the hit 1990 romantic comedy reunited for the first time in 25 years on NBC's Today show to celebrate the film's 25th anniversary on Monday (March 23).

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

$3,000, porn parodies and Roy Orbison: 25 facts about Pretty Woman

Roberts and Gere - who played the dysfunctional star-crossed lovers in the hit movie - were joined by co-stars Hector Elizondo (hotel manager Barney Thompson), Laura San Giacomo (Kit de Luca) and director Garry Marshall.

Roberts told Today host Matt Lauer that the film had been in the works for a long time, originally as a dark tale called 3000 which was a reference to the amount Roberts's character was to be paid.

"At the »

Permalink | Report a problem

"Pretty Woman" Stars Reunite, Reveal the Movie Almost Had a Very Different Ending

24 March 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

The original ending for "Pretty Woman" was anything but pretty. The stars of the film reunited on "Today" this morning for the first time in 25 years, where they opened up about a few big changes in the script once director Garry Marshall got on board. "Richard's character threw my character out of the car, threw the money on top of her and drove away and the credits rolled," Julia Roberts says of the ending for the film. Laura San Giacomo's character was supposed to die and the flick was originally called "3000," a reference to the amount of money Vivian got paid for her services.  Keeping all that dark material would have been a big mistake (Huge!), right? And while Julia was on board from the start, Richard Gere was harder to convince. "Well, there wasn't a part," Gere explains. "There was just nothing. The joke was [it was just] a suit. You »

- tooFab Staff

Permalink | Report a problem

‘Pretty Woman’ Cast Reunion Reveals Film’s Dark Original Ending (Video)

24 March 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The hit 1990 romantic comedy “Pretty Woman” was originally written as a tragedy, according to the film’s stars and director, who reunited for an interview to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Tuesday. Julia Roberts (Vivian), Richard Gere (Edward), Laura San Giacomo (Kit), Hector Elizondo (Barney) and director Garry Marshall appeared on “The Today Show” on which Matt Lauer asked them for their favorite memories regarding the film. They revealed that the film originally was a cautionary tale with a much darker tone, in which Vivian was a drug addict who was eventually discarded by Edward. See Photos: 16 ‘Gma,’ ‘Today,’ and »

- Joe Otterson

Permalink | Report a problem

My Fair Lady of the Night: Pretty Woman at 25

24 March 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Twenty-five years later, Pretty Woman is still excellent, but the little details we've forgotten make it a more complicated hit.

"My Fair Lady of the Night: Pretty Woman at 25" was originally published on Film School Rejects for our wonderful readers to enjoy. It is not intended to be reproduced on other websites. If you aren't reading this in your favorite RSS reader or on Film School Rejects, you're being bamboozled. We hope you'll come find us and enjoy the best articles about movies, television and culture right from the source. »

- Scott Beggs

Permalink | Report a problem

'Pretty Woman' Reunion: Julia Roberts Convinced Richard Gere With Post-it Note (Video)

24 March 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Pretty Woman fans know that stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere weren't the first actors considered for their now famous roles in the 1990 rom-com. But they might be surprised to know how Roberts convinced Gere to take the part he still wasn't sure about. Gere had turned down the part a few times, he said Tuesday on NBC's Today show during the show's reunion interview with the co-stars and director Garry Marshall. Roberts also recalled how she had then lost the job as the film moved to Disney and Marshall was brought on to direct. But when

read more


- Hilary Lewis

Permalink | Report a problem

Julia Roberts Convinced Richard Gere to Be Her Co-Star in Pretty Woman Using a Post-It Note—Watch!

24 March 2015 6:20 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's hard to imagine anyone but Julia Roberts and Richard Gere starring in Pretty Woman. And yet, as the actors revealed to Today's Matt Lauer in a pre-taped interview Tuesday, the movie was almost made without them. The co-stars, plus director Garry Marshall and actors Hector Elizondo and Laura San Giacomo, came together for the first time since the romantic comedy was released in 1990. The original script was neither a romance nor a comedy. Instead, it was a dark, cautionary tale about drug abuse called 3000, a reference to "how much money she got paid," Roberts said of her character, a kind-hearted prostitute named Vivian Ward. "At the end of the original script, Richard's character threw »

Permalink | Report a problem

Pretty Woman Screenwriter J.F. Lawton Reveals the Iconic Rom-Com Was First "Dark and Gritty"

23 March 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Big mistake. Big. Huge! 25 years ago romantic comedy Pretty Woman hit theaters and changed the fairy tale game for good — but according to the iconic film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton, the Julia Roberts’ flick was originally written as “dark and gritty.” “I was a screenwriter who was trying to get a job, I was unemployed and I was working in post-production and I was trying to sell scripts, and I had been writing all of these ninja scripts and comedies, and I just couldn’t get any [...] »

Permalink | Report a problem

The 5 best performances by America's Sweetheart, Pretty Woman's Julia Roberts

23 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Molly Ringwald and Al Pacino made a Big Mistake. Big. Huge.  They were the original cast picks for Garry Marshall's Pretty Woman. The roles eventually went to America's newest sweetheart, Julia Roberts, and Hollywood's Most Eligible Bachelor, Richard Gere. Of course the "hooker with a heart of gold" comedy became one of the biggest and most iconic rom-coms ever.  In celebration of Pretty Woman’s twenty-fifth anniversary, we picked out five of our favourite performances from the Southern belle, Julia Roberts. Unfortunately, some of Julia’s best work – and yes, we’re totally including My Best Friend’s Wedding and Notting Hill – didn’t make the cut, but we still love ‘em anyway. »

- Associated Press and Cineplex Staff

Permalink | Report a problem

'Pretty Woman' Turns 25

23 March 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

It's been 25 years – and almost half a billion dollars – since Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) first made his accidental detour down Hollywood Boulevard and asked prostitute Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) for directions to Beverly Hills. This chance encounter was not only the beginning of their unconventional relationship, but also a reawakening of the love for the rom-com genre. Now, for the first time since they filmed Pretty Woman in 1990, the stars of the film, including Roberts...

Read More

Read Comments »


Permalink | Report a problem

The 25 Most Iconic Things About ‘Pretty Woman’

23 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

It’s been 25 years since the release of Garry Marshall‘s timeless fairytale, Pretty Woman. When it arrived in theaters back in 1990, the film opened to mixed reviews, but the dramedy starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere would become a box office smash and a cultural touchstone.Twenty five years later, Pretty Woman is a beloved classic, not to mention a pop culture reference in movies like Romy and Michele’s High School reunion and TV shows like Broad City and Parks and Recreation. From those unforgettable outfits to those endlessly re-quotable lines, we’ve picked the 25 most iconic things from Pretty Woman.

1. It Turned Julia Roberts Into a Full-Fledged Movie Star

Yes, the actress broke out in Hollywood in the late ’80s thanks to her work in Mystic Pizza and Steel Magnolias, but it wasn’t until she nabbed the role as bubbly, sexy hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold Vivian Ward that she became an A-list leading lady. »

- Aly Semigran

Permalink | Report a problem

'Pretty Woman': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Julia Roberts Classic

23 March 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

No one expected much from "Pretty Woman" when they were making it. It was a modestly-budgeted romantic comedy whose stars were Richard Gere (then in the depths of a career slump) and Eric Roberts's kid sister. But when the movie was released, 25 years ago this week (on March 23, 1990), the project was transformed from overlooked stepsister to box office royalty. Mirroring her on-screen Cinderella makeover, Julia Roberts went from little-known ingenue to queen of Hollywood. Plus, the film saved Gere's career and (along with 1989's "When Harry Met Sally") revived the romantic comedy genre in Hollywood.

A quarter-century later, "Pretty Woman" remains a fan favorite, one you've seen a million times on cable. Even so, there's much you may not know about the movie -- the difficulties in casting (Gere and Roberts weren't anyone's first, second, or third choices), crises on the set, what was left out of the final film, »

- Gary Susman

Permalink | Report a problem

$3,000, porn parodies and Roy Orbison: 25 facts about Pretty Woman

23 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Can you believe it? Pretty Woman, the movie that turned Julia Roberts into a rom-com queen, was first released in cinemas 25 years ago today (March 23).

To mark the occasion, Digital Spy has unearthed 25 fascinating facts about the beloved 1990 film. Read on to find out why Vivian is a Disney princess, how Superman himself Christopher Reeve almost played Edward and the film's straight-to-the-point title in China.

1. The original script for Pretty Woman was titled $3,000 and was a dark drama about prostitution in La. Vivian was a drug addict trying to go clean to save up money for a trip to Disneyland. Disney-owned Touchstone Pictures developed the idea into a more conventional romantic comedy, meaning Vivian is something of an edgier Disney princess.

2. Werner Herzog claimed he was approached to direct Pretty Woman by Richard Gere when it was still being touted as a dark cautionary tale. Herzog being Herzog, though, we »

Permalink | Report a problem

'Pretty Woman' Turns 25! Go Behind the Scenes with 21-Year-Old Julia Roberts

22 March 2015 10:04 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Pretty Woman turns 25!

Can you believe it? It's been 25 years since the Gary Marshall romantic comedy first swept us off our feet. This year marks the silver anniversary of the movie that catapulted Julia Roberts into superstardom when it first premiered in 1990. The whole world fell for Roberts' irresistible smile and Et got to see it first on the set a year earlier.

At just 21 years old, Roberts was cast as Vivian Ward, a hooker with a heart of gold who is romanced by Edward Lewis, a millionaire tycoon played by Richard Gere. "He's really supportive, giving actor," she told Et in 1989. "It's so nice to be there with someone who, I feel like when I feel good about my work he'll support that."

Watch: 'Steel Magnolias' 25 Years Later: Flashback to the 1989 Premiere

The original title of the film was $3,000, referring to the price for a night with Julia's character. For her part »

Permalink | Report a problem

Pretty Woman Was Supposed To Be A Much Grittier Film

21 March 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } It's the 25th anniversary of Pretty Woman and as a result, we're looking back at the romantic comedy responsible for launching the amazingly successful career of its leading lady Julia Roberts. Among the many interesting details surrounding the Gary Marshall-directed film is the fact that it was initially supposed to be much, much grittier. In remembering the 1990 film Pretty Woman, fans probably likely recall it as a delightful romance story following the wealthy businessman and silver fox Edward Lewis (Richard Gere), who falls for his incredibly lovable escort with a heart of gold, Vivian Ward (Roberts). While that's essentially what the movie became, it wasn't always so glossy and romantic. In fact the film wasn't even originally supposed to be a romantic comedy, but rather a dark drama. According to Yahoo Movies, the original script written by J.F. Lawton was actually titled $3,000, in reference »

Permalink | Report a problem

20 Pretty Woman Moments You'll Love Forever

19 March 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

This week the Pretty Woman cast reunited for the first time in 25 years to mark the movie's 25th anniversary, so we're looking back on the moments that make everyone love the classic film. Thanks to Julia Roberts's charm and Richard Gere's swoon-worthy character, the romantic comedy is among the best of the best. For a fun dose of nostalgia, celebrate the movie's 25th anniversary with the sweet, sexy, and hilarious Pretty Woman moments you'll always remember. »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

Permalink | Report a problem

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

1-20 of 45 items from 2015   « Prev | Next », Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners