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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


Awarded by
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


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
Carol Williard
as Saleswoman
Cheri Caspari
as Angel
Jeff Michalski
as Day Doorman
Laurelle Brooks
as Night Desk Clerk
Harvey Keenan
as Man in Car
Tom Nolan
as Vance
Jacqueline Woolsey
as Artist
Tracy Bjork
as Guest
Bill Applebaum
as Howard
Minda Burr
as Saleswoman
Michael French
as Matre d'
Rhonda Hansome
as Bermuda
Robyn Peterson
as Saleswoman
Bruce Eckstut
as "Alfredo"
Daniel Bardol
as Jake
Allan Kent
as Waiter
John Carson
as Mark
Julie Paris
as Rachel
Douglas Stitzel
as American Businessman
Dianne Crittenden
Reed Anthony
as Cruiser
Jason Randal
as Magician
Abdul Salaam El Razaac
as Happy Man
Tracy Reiner
as Woman at Car
Frank Campanella
as Pops
Lloyd Williams
as Bellhop
Mariann Aalda
as Saleswoman
Barbara Knox
as Waitress
Valorie Armstrong
as Woman in Lounge
Judith Baldwin
as Susan
R.C. Everbeck
as Tie Salesman
Marty Nadler
as Tourist
Lynda Goodfriend
as Tourist
Don Feldstein
as Desk Clerk
Karin Calabro
as "Violetta"
Marvin Braveman
as Room Service Waiter
Shane Ross
as Marie
Jane Morris
Mychael Bates
as Usher
Kathi Marshall
as Day Desk Clerk
Norman Large
as Polite Husband
Steve Restivo
as Italian Businessman
Scott A. Marshall
as Skateboard Kid
Rodney Kageyama
as Japanese Businessman
Lloyd Nelson
as Game Announcer


Garry Marshall
J.F. Lawton
Stephen Metcalfe
Charles Minsky
Jane Wiedlin
Greg Prestopino
Thomas Pasatieri
David Bowie
Harry Warren
Featured Music
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
David Foster
John Lennon
Featured Music
Kenny G.
Carlos Alomar
Featured Music
Anthony Kiedis
Bill LaBounty
Antonio Vivaldi
Featured Music
Richard Gere
Sidney Clare
Giuseppe Verdi
Featured Music
Raja Gosnell
Albert Brenner
Production Designer
David M. Haber
Art Director
Gary W. Goldstein
Steven E. Reuther
Arnon Milchan
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
Dianne Crittenden