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Pretty Woman (1990)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Edward Lewis
... Vivian Ward
... James Morse
... Philip Stuckey
... Kit De Luca
... David Morse
... Elizabeth Stuckey
... Bridget
... Barney Thompson
... Susan
Jason Randal ... Magician
Bill Applebaum ... Howard
Tracy Bjork ... Female Guest
Gary Greene ... Male Guest
... Carlos (as William Gallo)
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Storyline

Because of his extreme wealth and suave good looks, Edward Lewis could seemingly have any woman he wants, that committed significant other which he needs on his arm at social events to further how he makes his money as a corporate raider. However, he focuses more on his corporate raiding pursuits with his partner in crime, Philip Stuckey, his lawyer of ten years, than those women, with every significant other he's had in his life feeling neglected and eventually leaving him, this fact about which he is just coming to the realization. In Beverly Hills, Edward, in needing that woman on his arms as he and Philip work toward taking over the company owned by the increasingly insolvent James Morse, decides, based on a chance encounter, to hire Hollywood Boulevard hooker Vivian Ward as his escort for the week 24/7. He does so because he wants to have a professional who would be committed to the work, yet not have any commitments to her after the week is over. Beyond their chance encounter, ... Written by Huggo

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She walked off the street, into his life and stole his heart. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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23 March 1990 (USA)  »

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$ 3,000  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,280,591, 25 March 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$178,406,268

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$463,406,268
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was originally titled '3000' (after the amount of money Vivian & Edward finally agree upon for her week of service), but later changed to Pretty Woman, after the Roy Orbison track used in the soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

When Edward drives up to Vivian's apartment at the end, she quickly pulls the ponytail holder off her hair and messes it up with her hand. But in the next shot, she is standing smiling and her hair is perfectly neat. See more »

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[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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Referenced in Schmidteinander: Episode #1.1 (1990) See more »

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Five for Louie
Written by Karen Hernandez
Performed by Karen Hernandez, Eugene Wright, and Earl Palmer
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Redemption in Rodeo Drive
20 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Look where we were in 1990. No wonder we are were we are in 2017. The movie is charming enough with a splendid Julia Roberts becoming a huge movie star but, I have to say, watching it now gave me shivers. This is not Pygmalion, no, there is no insight, it's all superficial to a cringing degree. She finds redemption through her shopping and his credit cards. Isn't that lovely? It feels so insane that maybe that means we're evolving. - I saw Pretty Woman last night with a group who had never seen it before. Funny thing the young conservative, Christian women loved it - They didn't seem to mind the message of sex and money. The young Liberal women found it absurd, offensive and the charm of the film, dangerously misleading. They left long before the happy ending. Movies become historical documents, don't they.


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