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Self-involved corporate raider Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) has recently split up with his girlfriend. Seeking directions to the Beverly Hills Hotel, he makes the acquaintance of free-spirited hooker Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) and decides to put her on a 3,000-dollar retainer as his "date." He Cinderellarizes her by bankrolling a full wardrobe and cosmetic makeover. Of course, the setup will be strictly platonic. A disarming modern-day fairy tale, Pretty Woman was the picture that made Julia Roberts a superstar. As charming as she is in her "giggling" sequences, Roberts' best scene is her triumphant return to a posh Rodeo Drive shop where she'd been previously snubbed. Keeping Pretty Woman afloat throughout is the buoyant direction of Garry Marshall and the always welcome presence of Marshall's stock company of actors, including Hector Elizondo as a stuffy but golden-hearted concierge. Pretty Woman began its life as a much darker story of prostitutes and homicidal drug dealers, but more box-office-savvy heads ultimately prevailed. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:March 23, 1990

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Julia Roberts Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1990 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Julia Roberts Best Actress 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Julia Roberts Best Actress 1990 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Hector Elizondo Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1990 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Garry Marshall Best Picture 1990 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Richard Gere Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1990 Nominee

Cast

Richard Gere
as Edward Lewis
Julia Roberts
as Vivian Ward
Ralph Bellamy
as James Morse
Jason Alexander
as Philip Stuckey
Laura San Giacomo
as Kit De Luca
Hector Elizondo
as The Hotel Manager
Alex Hyde-White
as David Morse
Amy Yasbeck
as Elizabeth Stuckey
Patrick Richwood
as Night Elevator Operator Dennis
Larry Miller
as Mr. Hollister
Elinor Donahue
as Bridget
Hank Azaria
as Detective
Larry Hankin
as Landlord
Dey Young
as Snobby Saleswoman
Stacy Keach Sr.
as Sen. Adams
Lucinda Crosby
as Olsen Sister
Nancy Locke
as Olsen Sister
Amzie Strickland
as Matron
Dianne Crittenden
Jane Morris
R.C. Everbeck
as Tie Salesman
Judith Baldwin
as Susan
Jason Randal
as Magician
Bill Applebaum
as Howard
Tracy Bjork
as Guest
Abdul Salaam El Razaac
as Happy Man
Julie Paris
as Rachel
Rhonda Hansome
as Bermuda
Harvey Keenan
as Man in Car
Marty Nadler
as Tourist
Lynda Goodfriend
as Tourist
Reed Anthony
as Cruiser
Frank Campanella
as Pops
Jacqueline Woolsey
as Artist
Cheri Caspari
as Angel
Scott A. Marshall
as Skateboard Kid
Kathi Marshall
as Day Desk Clerk
Laurelle Brooks
as Night Desk Clerk
Don Feldstein
as Desk Clerk
Marvin Braveman
as Room Service Waiter
Jeff Michalski
as Day Doorman
Lloyd Williams
as Bellhop
Valorie Armstrong
as Woman in Lounge
Steve Restivo
as Italian Businessman
Rodney Kageyama
as Japanese Businessman
Douglas Stitzel
as American Businessman
Shane Ross
as Marie
Carol Williard
as Saleswoman
Minda Burr
as Saleswoman
Robyn Peterson
as Saleswoman
Mariann Aalda
as Saleswoman
Michael French
as Matre d'
Allan Kent
as Waiter
Lloyd Nelson
as Game Announcer
Norman Large
as Polite Husband
Tracy Reiner
as Woman at Car
Tom Nolan
as Vance
John Carson
as Mark
Daniel Bardol
as Jake
Karin Calabro
as "Violetta"
Bruce Eckstut
as "Alfredo"
Mychael Bates
as Usher
Barbara Knox
as Waitress
Valorie Armstrong
as Woman in Lounge
Judith Baldwin
as Susan
Don Feldstein
as Desk Clerk
R.C. Everbeck
as Tie Salesman
Marty Nadler
as Tourist
Lynda Goodfriend
as Tourist
Marvin Braveman
as Room Service Waiter
Karin Calabro
as "Violetta"
Shane Ross
as Marie
Frank Campanella
as Pops
Lloyd Williams
as Bellhop
Tracy Reiner
as Woman at Car
Mariann Aalda
as Saleswoman
Mychael Bates
as Usher
Steve Restivo
as Italian Businessman
Kathi Marshall
as Day Desk Clerk
Norman Large
as Polite Husband
Lloyd Nelson
as Game Announcer
Scott A. Marshall
as Skateboard Kid
Rodney Kageyama
as Japanese Businessman
Douglas Stitzel
as American Businessman
Daniel Bardol
as Jake
Abdul Salaam El Razaac
as Happy Man
John Carson
as Mark
Julie Paris
as Rachel
Allan Kent
as Waiter
Robyn Peterson
as Saleswoman
Bruce Eckstut
as "Alfredo"
Reed Anthony
as Cruiser
Jason Randal
as Magician
Rhonda Hansome
as Bermuda
Michael French
as Matre d'
Minda Burr
as Saleswoman
Tracy Bjork
as Guest
Bill Applebaum
as Howard
Tom Nolan
as Vance
Jacqueline Woolsey
as Artist
Harvey Keenan
as Man in Car
Laurelle Brooks
as Night Desk Clerk
Cheri Caspari
as Angel
Jeff Michalski
as Day Doorman
Carol Williard
as Saleswoman

Crew

Garry Marshall
Director
J.F. Lawton
Screenwriter
Stephen Metcalfe
Screenwriter
Charles Minsky
Cinematographer
Jane Wiedlin
Songwriter
Greg Prestopino
Songwriter
Thomas Pasatieri
Songwriter
Flea
Songwriter
David Bowie
Songwriter
Harry Warren
Featured Music
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
David Foster
Songwriter
John Lennon
Featured Music
Kenny G.
Songwriter
Carlos Alomar
Songwriter
Prince
Featured Music
Anthony Kiedis
Songwriter
Bill LaBounty
Songwriter
Antonio Vivaldi
Featured Music
Richard Gere
Songwriter
Sidney Clare
Songwriter
Giuseppe Verdi
Featured Music
Raja Gosnell
Editor
Albert Brenner
Production Designer
David M. Haber
Art Director
Gary W. Goldstein
Co-producer
Steven E. Reuther
Co-producer
Arnon Milchan
Co-producer
Walter von Huene
Associate Producer
Laura Ziskin
Executive Producer
Antoinette J. Gordon
Set Designer
Marilyn Vance
Costume Designer
Gary Zink
Special Effects
Bettiann Fishman
First Assistant Director
Michael Genne
Camera Operator
Phil Caplan
Camera Operator
Rick Avery
Stunts
Dianne Crittenden
Casting
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