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Encyclopedia > Pretty Woman (movie)

Pretty Woman is an American romantic comedy motion picture that was one of the top films at the box office in 1990. The winner of the Golden Globe Award and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her lead performance as Los Angeles streetwalker "Viv Ward", actress Julia Roberts achieved megastar status as a result of this film.


Modeled on real-life business financier, Henry Kravis, co-star Richard Gere portrays Edward Lewis, a wealthy and ruthless businessman who makes a living as a corporate takeover specialist.


An oft-told love story about two people from opposite ends of the social spectrum who meet and fall in love, Pretty Woman is the highest-grossing romantic comedy in history.


The film also featured the song "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison and the first major hit of the Swedish band Roxette, "It Must Have Been Love".

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Pretty Woman

Production:

  • Executive Producer: Laura Ziskin
  • Director: Garry Marshall
  • Screenplay: J.F. Lawton
  • Cinematography: Charles Minsky

Running time: 117 minutes


Primary Cast:

Awards:

Winner: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Julia Roberts


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Pretty Woman: Information from Answers.com (1294 words)
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 is an American romantic comedy motion picture that was one of the top films at the box office in 1990.
Pretty Woman is the highest-grossing film of the romantic comedy genre, and possibly the most well-known.
Oh, Pretty Woman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (592 words)
"Oh, Pretty Woman" is a song which was a worldwide hit for Roy Orbison.
In 1989, the controversial 2 Live Crew recorded a parody of the Orbison song, using the alternate title "Pretty Woman" for their album Clean As They Wanna Be.
The 2 Live Crew sampled the distinctive bassline from the Orbison song, but the romantic lyrics were replaced by talk about a hairy woman and her bald-headed friend and their appeal to the singer, as well as denunciation of a "two-timing woman."
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