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Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  23 September 1990 (USA)
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Spanning years of both Harry and Leona Helmsley's cutthroat control of their eponymonous empire, this made-for-TV movie chronicles both the high and low points of the couple's life together.

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Harry Helmsley
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Paul Summerton
Raymond Singer ...
Jay Panzirer
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Joseph Lubin
Marcia Diamond ...
Leona's Mother
Patricia Collins ...
Sandra
Gale Garnett ...
May
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Sarah
Ken James
Victoria Snow ...
Marilyn Norrito
Eric Donkin ...
Stanley
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Mark
Marvin Goldhar ...
Leona's Attorney
Ransdell Pierson ...
Ransdell
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Spanning years of both Harry and Leona Helmsley's cutthroat control of their eponymonous empire, this made-for-TV movie chronicles both the high and low points of the couple's life together.

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Stanley: Now when the jury comes in I want you to remain composed regardless, understood? And after the verdict's been read...
Leona Helmsley: They don't know me. They don't know who I am am. They don't know what I am. They don't know what I've dome. And they're going to come in and pass judgment on me?
Stanley: That's the system.
Leona Helmsley: Well it stinks.
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A riveting look at a disturbed woman
1 May 2000 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This TV movie has stood the test of time. Suzanne Pleshette gives a phenomenal performance as the Queen of Mean, Leona Helmsley and Lloyd Bridges is terrific as well as her long-suffering husband. Even 10 years after it first aired, this movie effectively captures the demonic Helmsley's reign of terror, where no employee, including her own son, is safe.


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