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The Lonely Lady (1983)

 -  Drama  -  30 September 1983 (USA)
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A young screenwriter allows others to exploit her in the hopes of "making it" in Hollywood.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lloyd Bochner ...
Walter Thornton
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Veronica Randall
Joseph Cali ...
Vincent Dacosta
Anthony Holland ...
Guy Jackson
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George Ballantine
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Carla Romanelli ...
Carla Maria Peroni
Olivier Pierre ...
George Fox
Kendal Kaldwell ...
Joanne Castel
Lou Hirsch ...
Bernie
Kerry Shale ...
Walt Thornton Jnr
Sandra Dickinson ...
Nancy Day
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Adolph Fannon
Nancy Wood ...
Janie
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Storyline

Jerilee Randall, a simple schoolgirl living in San Fernando, dreams of becoming a famous writer. While at a party, she meets the son of a famous screenwriter. The son invites her over to his house; she accepts. They drive away with some other people, and that night, she is assaulted by one of the son's friends with a garden hose. The "friend" is interrupted in his assault by screenwriter Walter Thornton, who arrives in time to save her from an even more disgusting fate. Walter's rescue of Jerilee begins a friendship between the two, and before you know it, the two fall in love. They marry. Their marriage falls apart when Jerilee's script rewrites actually improve one of Walter's screenplays and he feels one-upped. Jerilee then goes through affair after sordid affair in her attempt to write her own screenplay and get it produced. Written by Chris Holland <cholland@atlantic.net>

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From the sensual world of Harold Robbins comes the story of a woman's struggle for fame in Hollywood.

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30 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Harold Robbins' The Lonely Lady  »

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Trivia

When this movie was in development at Universal Pictures, this film's lead actress Pia Zadora was making controversial headlines in the media with Butterfly (1982). This movie was Pia Zadora's final big movie role as a leading actress in a cinema movie, Zadora's other films being not significant theatrical releases. See more »

Goofs

When Joe is in the pool, he's completely nude, but when he climbs out to assault Jerilee, he is wearing a pair of blue swimming trunks. See more »

Quotes

Doctor: [Jerilee's mother comes to the hospital after Jerilee's nervous breakdown] A neighbor brought her in, Mrs. Randall. She was suffering from paranoia and hallucinations.
Veronica Randall: There's never been anything like that on my side of the family.
Doctor: Her condition was drug induced at the time. Tranquilizers, cocaine, amphetamines, alcohol. Would you know about her... eh... problems?
Veronica Randall: She's always been difficult.
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The Way You Do It
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How bad is it?
4 July 1999 | by (St. Albans,VT) – See all my reviews

How bad is it? Well, I lived in central Pennsylvania during Hurricane Agnes in 1970, the Great Blizzard of 1993, and was in northern Vermont for the Ice Storm of 1998. Someday, my grandkids will ask, "Grandpa, what was it like?" and I will say, "Well, it was bad. But not as bad as watching 'The Lonely Lady!'"

I worry that someday the world will see a major nuclear war. And if it does, the survivors will say while digging out, "That was horrible. But come to think of it, it wasn't as horrible as 'The Lonely Lady!'"

Please folks, if you want to see an '80s flick with lots of skin, see "Summer Lovers." Do NOT see this film unless watching a dwarfish leading lady getting raped and spouting unendurable dialog to a bargain basement cast is your idea of an enjoyable movie experience.


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