AMC is honoring the late Garry Marshall with a back-to-back marathon of Pretty Woman on Thursday, EW has learned.
The movie starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere is just one of many movies made by the multi-talented Marshall, who died Tuesday at the age of 81. AMC retains exclusive rights to the 1990 film, allowing them to play it to honor its director.
The Happy Days and Mork and Mindy creator has had hits on television, including Laverne and Shirley and The Odd Couple, but his work in film has spanned the decades and genres. Roberts also collaborated on Runaway Bride and Mother’s Day with Marshall, whose other credits include Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, The Princess Diaries, and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.
Each airing of the film will be introduced with an “AMC Remembers” special. Pretty Woman will air Thursday, July 21 at 8 p.m. ET, with an encore at 10:30 p.m. ET.