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Pretty Woman

Released 1990
Distributor Buena Vista Pictures

Garry Marshall’s romantic fantasy is a throwback to naughty pre-code comedies of the thirties and one of the most successful films of the nineties. Richard Gere is perfectly cast as a calculating wheeler-dealer who falls in love with an “escort” but it’s Julia Roberts as the object of his desire that made the movie a sensation.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.