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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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Edward Lewis
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Vivian Ward
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James Morse
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Philip Stuckey
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Kit De Luca
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David Morse
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Elizabeth Stuckey
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Bridget
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Barney Thompson
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Susan
Jason Randal ...
Magician
Bill Applebaum ...
Howard
Tracy Bjork ...
Female Guest
Gary Greene ...
Male Guest
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Carlos (as William Gallo)
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Happy Man
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Detective
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Landlord
Julie Paris ...
Rachel
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Bermuda
Harvey Keenan ...
Man in Car
Marty Nadler ...
Tourist Man
Lynda Goodfriend ...
Tourist Woman
Reed Anthony ...
Cruiser
Frank Campanella ...
Pops
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Artist (as Jacqueline Woolsey)
Cheri Caspari ...
Angel
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Skateboard Kid (as Scott A. Marshall)
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Night Elevator Operator Dennis
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Day Desk Clerk (as Kathi Marshall)
Laurelle Mehus ...
Night Desk Clerk (as Laurelle Brooks)
Don Feldstein ...
Male Desk Clerk
Marvin Braverman ...
Room Service Waiter
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Night Doorman (as Alex Statler)
Jeff Michalski ...
Day Doorman
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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
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Mr. Hollister
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Snobby Saleswoman
Shane Ross ...
Marie
Carol Williard ...
Saleswoman
Minda Burr ...
Saleswoman
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Saleswoman
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Saleswoman
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Tie Salesman (as RC Everbeck)
Michael French ...
Maitre D'
Allan Kent ...
Waiter
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Senator Adams
Lucinda Crosby ...
Olsen Sister (as Lucinda Sue Crosby)
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Olsen Sister
Calvin Remsberg ...
Sod Stomping Announcer
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Game Announcer
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Polite Husband
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Woman at Car
Tom Nolan ...
Vance
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Mark
Daniel Bardol ...
Jake
Karin Calabro ...
Violetta in "La Traviata"
Bruce Eckstut ...
Alfredo in "La Traviata"
Amzie Strickland ...
Matron
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Usher
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Paul Bradley ...
Man in Theatre Box (uncredited)
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Street Junkie (uncredited)
Robert Liguori ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Bum Tour Guide (uncredited)
Charles Minsky ...
Janitor with Water Hose (uncredited)
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Blair (uncredited)
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Security Guard (uncredited)
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Waiter #2 (uncredited)

Directed by

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Garry Marshall

Written by

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J.F. Lawton ... (written by)

Produced by

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Gary W. Goldstein ... co-producer
Arnon Milchan ... producer
Steven Reuther ... producer
Walter von Huene ... associate producer
Laura Ziskin ... executive producer

Music by

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James Newton Howard

Cinematography by

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Charles Minsky

Film Editing by

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Raja Gosnell
Priscilla Nedd-Friendly ... (as Priscilla Nedd)

Editorial Department

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Thomas R. Bryant ... first assistant editor (as Thomas Bryant)
Craig Conwell ... assistant editor
Tommy Dorsett ... assistant editor
Ron Lambert ... color timer

Casting By

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Dianne Crittenden

Production Design by

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Albert Brenner

Art Direction by

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David M. Haber ... (as David Haber)

Set Decoration by

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Garrett Lewis

Costume Design by

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Marilyn Vance

Makeup Department

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Bob Mills ... makeup artist
Carol A. O'Connell ... hair stylist (as Carol O'Connell)

Production Management

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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

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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

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Mychael Bates ... assistant property master
Antoinette J. Gordon ... set designer
Donald G. Helderle ... construction foreman
Steven Kerlagon ... painter gang boss
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

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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 ... 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 ... re-recording mixer
Terry Porter ... 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

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Gary Zink ... special effects coordinator

Stunts

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Rick Avery ... stunt coordinator
Reed Anthony ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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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

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Dori Zuckerman ... additional casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elinor Bardach ... key costumer
Daniel J. Lester ... costume supervisor (as Dan Lester)
Carlane Passman ... set costumer

Location Management

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George Herthel ... location manager
Wally Uchida ... assistant location manager (as Wallace Uchida)

Music Department

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Brad Dechter ... orchestrator
Ron Fair ... executive soundtrack producer
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator
James Newton Howard ... orchestrator
Mitchell Leib ... executive in charge of music
Michael Mason ... additional scoring engineer
Shawn Murphy ... score mixer
Marty Paich ... conductor
Robert Schaper ... score mixer
Ellen Segal ... music editor
Michael Boddicker ... musician: additional synthesizer (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Guy Defazio ... music assistant (uncredited)
Michael Fisher ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Michael Landau ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan ... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Dean Parks ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Jeff Porcaro ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Marcus Ryle ... musician: additional synthesizer (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Tom Briggs ... transportation captain
Tom F. Thomas ... transportation coordinator (as Tom E. Thomas)

Other crew

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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
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
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)

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Barbara Marshall ... thanks (as Barbara Sue Wells)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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, he also makes this decision because she surprises him about how unhookerish she is in certain respects. Vivian, relatively new to Los Angeles and the business, still has to look and act the part, with Edward, beyond giving her money, leaving her largely to her own devices to do so. So she gets a somewhat unlikely Henry Higgins in Barney Thompson, the manager of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel where Edward is staying. Barney has to draw that fine line of keeping the hotel's upscale clients happy, while maintaining the posh decorum of the upper class, which does not include people coming into the hotel looking for rooms with hourly rates. As Barney and his associates are able to transform Vivian into a Cinderella, the questions become whether Vivian can go back to her Hollywood Boulevard life and whether she does have her Prince Charming beyond this week in the form of Edward or anyone else who truly does see her as Cinderella as opposed to a Hollywood Boulevard streetwalker. Written by Huggo

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Taglines Who knew it was so much fun to be a hooker? See more »
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Also Known As
  • $ 3,000 (United States)
  • Красотка (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Cedno dekle (Slovenia)
  • Uma Linda Mulher (Brazil)
  • Zane Ziba (Iran, Persian title)
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Runtime
  • 119 min
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Box Office

Budget $14,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $11,280,591, 25 Mar 1990
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $463,406,268

Did You Know?

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Trivia Edward (Richard Gere) snapping the necklace case down on Vivian's (Julia Roberts) fingers, was improvised by Gere, and Roberts's reaction (laughter) was totally natural. The filmmakers liked it so much, they decided to leave it in. See more »
Goofs The pancake Vivian is eating was, for most of the scene, a croissant. Director Garry Marshall said he liked the performance she gave in the latter part of the scene better, so the croissant magically becomes a pancake, which she began to eat as they did more takes. While this may be the case, there is still a continuity issue. In the first scene with the pancake, she takes a second bite. In the next scene with the pancake in her hand, there is only one bite missing. Not only that, but the the pancake with one bite missing has a different bite pattern and is clearly a different pancake. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003). See more »
Soundtracks Five for Louie See more »
Quotes Vivian: You're late.
Edward Lewis: You're stunning.
Vivian: You're forgiven.
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