Pretty Baby

(1978)

Overview

Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields). When Violet is brought on as a working girl by her mother's madam and Hattie skips town to get married, Violet quickly loses her innocence and focuses on reuniting with Bellocq. But a life with Bellocq is compromised for Violet after her mother returns to town.

  1. Polly Platt

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Louis Malle

    Director, Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Brooke Shields

    Brooke Shields

    Violet

  2. Keith Carradine

    Keith Carradine

    Bellocq

  3. Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon

    Hattie

  4. Frances Faye

    Nell

  5. Antonio Fargas

    Antonio Fargas

    Professor

Full Cast & Crew

Pretty Baby
Pretty Baby

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Status Released

Release Information

  • April 5, 1978
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

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