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 recreates her by bankrolling a full wardrobe and cosmetic makeover. Of course, the setup will be strictly platonic.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Prostitutes -- Fiction.
Romantic comedy films.
Gere, Richard, 1949- actor.
Marshall, Garry, film director.
Roberts, Julia, 1967- actor.
Touchstone Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.