Pretty Woman

Synopsis: In this modern update on Cinderella, a prostitute and a wealthy businessman fall hard for one another, forming an unlikely pair. While on a business trip in L.A., Edward (Richard Gere), who makes a living buying and breaking up companies, picks up a hooker, Vivian (Julia Roberts), on a lark. After Edward hires Vivian to stay with him for the weekend, the two get closer, only to discover there are significant hurdles to overcome as they try to bridge the gap between their very different worlds.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Production: Buena Vista
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 10 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Metacritic:
51
Rotten Tomatoes:
62%
R
Year:
1990
119 min
992 Views


EDWARD:

Love this car! Is it new?

STUCKEY:

Yes! And you don't even know

where you're going!

Edward starts it again and heads uncertainly uphill. Stuckey

watching, throws up his hands.

STUCKEY:

That's the wrong way!

CREDITS BEGIN AS IN A SERIES OF CROSSCUTS:

EXT. HOLLYWOOD HILLS - NIGHT

The Ferrari, moving fast through the Hollywood Hills, passes

large, beautiful homes... Edward shifts, grinding gears...

EXT. HOLLYWOOD HILLS - NIGHT

The Ferrari comes to a red light and pulls up next to a Dodge Colt.

The GIRL in the Colt looks at Edward and his car admiringly.

Edward feeling confident now, revs the engine. The light turns

green. Edward immediately stalls the Ferrari. The Colt leaves

him in the dust.

INT. FERRARI - NIGHT

Edward drives. He blinks, shakes his head as if trying to rid

himself of his own tired thoughts.

EXT. HOLLYWOOD HILLS - NIGHT

The Ferrari comes to the intersection of OUTPOST and FRANKLIN,

stops. Edward gets out of the car. He looks at the street

signs. He has no idea where he is. He signs. He gets back

in the car and takes off on Franklin heading East.

EXT. A SIDE STREET IN HOLLYWOOD - NIGHT

A crumbling old apartment building. Dark alley ways, deserted

parking lot.

The Ferrari -- blink and you miss it -- motors past the building,

looking very out of place on the street.

PANNING UP A building facade of lit windows and metal fire

escape. One window in particular. A GIRL stands there in a

short kimono, looking down. And then she turns away.

INT. VIVIAN'S APARTMENT - NIGHT

A SERIES OF SHOTS to see her dressing.

INT. VIVIAN'S APARTMENT - NIGHT

VIVIAN turns and stares at herself in a grainy, cracked bedroom

mirror. She is twenty years old and a prostitute. Make-up

applied to give her a hard, older look doesn't quite succeed.

She'd be innocently beautiful without it. She is wearing tiny

shorts, a tight tube top, thigh high boots. She stares at

herself, not really liking what she sees. A moment. She signs,

turns off the light and walks out of the bedroom.

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J. F. Lawton

Jonathan Frederick "J. F." Lawton (born August 11, 1960) is an American screenwriter, producer and director. Screen credits include the box office hit Pretty Woman, Mistress, Blankman, Under Siege, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, The Hunted, Chain Reaction, DOA: Dead or Alive, Jackson, and the TV series V.I.P. Under the assumed name J.D. Athens, he wrote and directed Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death and Pizza Man. more…

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