MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 197 this week

The Lonely Lady (1983)

R  |   |  Drama  |  30 September 1983 (USA)
2.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.5/10 from 714 users  
Reviews: 36 user | 20 critic

A young screenwriter allows others to exploit her in the hopes of "making it" in Hollywood.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (adaptation), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 29 Jan 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 05 Jun 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 19 Nov 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 12 May 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "The Lonely Lady" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Lonely Lady (1983)

The Lonely Lady (1983) on IMDb 2.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Lonely Lady.
6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young
Stars: Tom Hulce, Ray Liotta, Jamie Lee Curtis
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Ty's pal J.J. frames him in a murder and cocaine theft in Hong Kong in 1992. Ty's wife Rachel may be in on the con, so, when Ty gets early release from prison as a gesture of good will from... See full summary »

Director: Craig Corman
Stars: Richard Grieco, Will Stewart, Athena Massey
Musical | Sci-Fi | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Aliens land in the town of "Speelburgh" searching for the source of rock & roll. They find trouble with Dee Dee, Frankie and the pack.

Director: James Fargo
Stars: Pia Zadora, Craig Sheffer, Tom Nolan
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, George 'Red' Schwartz
Pilgrim (2000)
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A beautiful artist (Gloria Reuben) helps an amnesiac (Ray Liotta) piece together his identity and evade a gangster (Armin Mueller-Stahl) on his trail.

Director: Harley Cokeliss
Stars: Ray Liotta, Gloria Reuben, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Tina Lehmann is an auto mechanic who dreams of becoming a pop star. One day after work she sneaks onto the set of the TV music program 'Formel Eins' with her demo tape, and lands a job as a... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Büld
Stars: Sissy Kelling, Frank Meyer-Brockmann, Ingolf Lück
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Kurt Russell, Ray Liotta, Madeleine Stowe
Forever Mine (1999)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An affair between a cabana boy and the young wife of a sinister politician triggers a 16-year vendetta between the two men.

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Ray Liotta, Gretchen Mol
Article 99 (1992)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A group of doctors in a veteran's hospital must contend with their hopeless situation: too many patients and not enough beds. The main cause of their problems is bureaucratic ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Ray Liotta, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Charles Aznavour, Alan Badel, Candice Bergen
Hardhat and Legs (TV Movie 1980)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Attractive socialite (Gless) falls for a construction worker with a gambling problem.

Director: Lee Philips
Stars: Kevin Dobson, Sharon Gless, Raymond Serra
Our Family Honor (1985–1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This series revolves around the lives of two families, the McKays and the Danzigs. The McKays are a family of cops while the Danzigs' business is not exactly legal. The McKays have made it ... See full summary »

Stars: Daphne Ashbrook, Georgann Johnson, Michael Madsen
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 September 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harold Robbins' The Lonely Lady  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Pia Zadora was the first actress to win back-to-back consecutive Razzie Awards winning first for Worst Actress in 1982 for Butterfly (1982) then won the same award the next year for this movie. 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

Jerilee: [while accepting a major award] I don't suppose I'm the only one who's had to fuck her way to the top.
See more »


Soundtracks

You Are Everything To Me
Written by Willie Wilkerson and Mike Brayn
Performed by Larry Graham
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ew
19 December 2000 | by (Centreville, VA) – See all my reviews

Even when I saw this movie at a teenager, I wondered just how ironic it was that Pia Zadora starred in a movie about an artist who slept her way to the top. As beautiful and sexy as Ms. Zadora is, even she couldn't keep this sorry-ass excuse of a movie from tanking. Not even her photoshoot for Penthouse, in which "The Lonely Lady" was promoted "back in the day," could keep this movie from tanking. The only thing that could have saved this movie? A completely different script. Give this one a miss.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Whenever I'm asked... ejr-4
I love this crappy movie jamie_likeskylie
Where to watch? Mercury702
Soundtrack???? mikebrace
Give the Movie a break kamikaze-4
Screening in L.A. 8/13/09 NeelyO
Discuss The Lonely Lady (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?