Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

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Director: Garry Marshall

Cast: Garry Marshall, Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Ralph Bellamy

     
 

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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.

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Pretty Woman was one of the most unexpected blockbusters of the early '90s. The film's leading man, Richard Gere, hadn't had a hit since 1983's An Officer and a Gentleman, and the young Julia Roberts had yet to attempt a leading role. The film was originally written as a gritty drama, which the studio and director Garry Marshall tempered into a charming if unlikely fairy tale, buoyed by the two leads' undeniable chemistry. The rest is box-office history: the picture eventually pulled in over 450 million dollars worldwide and became a cultural reference point. Some viewers criticized the film for its trivial depiction of prostitution, but Roberts' charming performance is in keeping with the film's light, romantic fantasy tone. She also received a Best Actress nomination later that year.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/2005
UPC:
0786936281330
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
R
Source:
Touchstone / Disney
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:25:00
Sales rank:
430

Special Features

Blooper reel; "Live from the wrap party"; "LA: The Pretty Woman Tour"; All-new audio commentary with director Garry Marshall; 1990 production featurette; "Wild Women Do" performed by Natalie Cole; Theatrical trailer; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1)-enhanced for 16x9 television; French Language track; French and Spanish Subtitles

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Garry Marshall Director
Carlos Alomar Songwriter
Rick Avery Stunts
David Bowie Songwriter
Albert Brenner Production Designer
Phil Caplan Camera Operator
Chad Smith Songwriter
Sidney Clare Songwriter
Peter Cox Songwriter
Dianne Crittenden Casting
Scott Cutler Songwriter
David Foster Songwriter
Bettiann Fishman Asst. Director
Flea Songwriter
Kenny G Songwriter
Michael Genne Camera Operator
Gary W. Goldstein Co-producer
Antoinette J. Gordon Set Decoration/Design
Raja Gosnell Editor
David M. Haber Art Director
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Walter von Huene Associate Producer
Anthony Kiedis Songwriter
Bill LaBounty Songwriter
J.F. Lawton Screenwriter
Garry Lewis Set Decoration/Design
Stephen Metcalfe Screenwriter
Arnon Milchan Co-producer
Bob Mills Makeup
Charles Minsky Cinematographer
Priscilla Nedd Editor
Robert Palmer Songwriter
Thomas Pasatieri Songwriter
Greg Prestopino Songwriter
Steven E. Reuther Co-producer
Richard Gere Songwriter
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Webb Sound/Sound Designer
Jane Wiedlin Songwriter
Matthew Wilder Songwriter
Lauren Wood Songwriter
Gary Zink Special Effects
Laura Ziskin Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pretty Woman
1. program Start [:21]
2. Opening Credits [9:05]
3. Lookin' for a Date? [4:34]
4. In the Driver's Seat [5:11]
5. The Penthouse [15:35]
6. A Business Proposition [7:51]
7. Trouble at the Hotel [2:54]
8. A Setback [5:05]
9. Working Dinner [5:44]
10. Love on a Piano [5:46]
11. Shopping Spree [7:59]
12. At the Polo Match [8:58]
13. Pillow Talk [3:15]
14. Dressed to the Nines [:32]
15. Just Semantics [10:52]
16. A Change of Interest [6:16]
17. Unpleasant Caller [7:22]
18. Back to Reality [6:15]
19. Princess Vivian [3:54]
20. End Credits [3:51]

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Pretty Woman 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
This is a good movie.
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This movie is definitely a modern-day classic. The fairytale story of a Hollywood prostitute who meets her Prince Charming on Hollywood Boulevard is sure to warm the hearts of many hopeless romantics. Julia Roberts shines as the witty prostitute Vivian who has an infectious smile. Richard Gere is charming and charasmatic as usual. Even though Vivian is a prostitute and Edward, played by Gere, is a high-powered businessman, the chemistry that they generate on screen makes for the perfect couple. Vivian's dinner date with Edward and two of his business acquaintances is sure to make anyone laugh. This film is funny and heartwarming, a definite winner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pretty Woman is the fairty tale of a lifetime. Roberts (Notting Hill/Ocean's Eleven) plays a hooker who's hip and smart, who falls for Gere (Unfaithful), a wealthy man who destroy's companies for money. This is a tale of going from poor to riches, with a funny, fresh adding.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a modernday Fairy tale..Cinderella if you will. It is light and airy and full of hope. If you want to be entertained this is the movie for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
brill film exellent storyline !!! very funny!! can watch it over and over !!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pretty Woman is about a rich man who picks up a prostitute at beverly hills and keeps for a week and is paying her $3000. What he doesn't know is that while he is with her he is falling in love with her and she is falling in love with him.It was a good movie! If you haven't watched it get make sure you rent it at a movie store or at Barnes and Noble!! Just make sure you watch it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pretty woman is a movie you cant get tired of watching.That Julia came out to hawk doesnt mean she actually intended to do so but b/cos of the situation she was in and she was too lucky to have met Richard on her first day out.The acceptance of Julia by everybody shows how jenuine she was and Richard liked her b/cos of her openness and that was why he didnt hesitate to accept the 3000dollar price offered by Julia. Great movie indeed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a real rare gem ! One in a million movies gives the same effect as this movie did ! So get the movie ! I know you will enjoy it !
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pretty Woman is an awesome movie. I had heard of it before but when i watched for the first time i was amazed!! It was great...Julia Roberts and Robert Gere make this movie! The were amazing...i didnt know how great this movie was until i first watched it a few days ago and i watched it like a million times because it never gets old!!!!
CompulsiveReaderWV More than 1 year ago
I generally refuse anything R rated. I got this because I caught only part of it at a friends house and needed to see more. It's a great companion to Runaway Bride as it explains some of the references made during that film and gives it more depth. I love Cinderella type movies.
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