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The Lonely Lady ()


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A young aspiring screenwriter allows others to exploit her in the hopes of achieving success in Hollywood. She goes through affair after sordid affair in her attempt to write her own... See more »

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Jerilee Randall
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Walter Thornton
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Veronica Randall
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Vincent Dacosta
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Guy Jackson
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George Ballantine
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Joe Heron
Carla Romanelli ...
Carla Maria Peroni
Olivier Pierre ...
George Fox
Kendal Kaldwell ...
Joanne Castel
Lou Hirsch ...
Bernie
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Walter Thornton Jr.
Sandra Dickinson ...
Nancy Day
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Adolph Fannon
Nancy Wood ...
Janie
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Dr. Baker
Gianni Rizzo ...
Gino Paoluzzi (as Giovanni Rizzo)
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Tom Castel
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Bud Weston
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Dr. Sloan
Robyn Mandell ...
Kim
Cicely Browne ...
Mrs. Stone (as Cecily Browne Laird)
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Gross
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Marion
Harrison Muller ...
Martin (as Harrison Muller Jr.)
David Mills ...
Kirk Anderson
Mary D'Antin ...
Margaret Ballantine
Carolyn De Fonseca ...
Joanna Smythe
Cyrus Elias ...
Nick Rossi
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Gary James
Joe Murphy ...
John Casey
Beverly Skelton ...
Stacey Ryan
Melissa Corkel ...
Helen
Daphna Kastner ...
Annette (as Dafna Kastner)
Cindy Leadbetter ...
Carol
Richard McNamara ...
Kick's Host (as Richard MacNamara)
Edward Mannix ...
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Actress in Restaurant
Mario Viggiano ...
Actor in Restaurant
Russel Case ...
1st Man in Restaurant
Maurizio Fardo ...
2nd Man in Restaurant
Lee De Barriault ...
Agent's Receptionist
Eve Slatner ...
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Preacher (as Ted Russov)
Dino Scandiuzzi ...
Maitre D'
Ian Danby ...
Man in Kicks (as John Danby)
Adele Miller
Jason Klassi
Jack Gilling
Leslie Rothwell
Craig Kelly
Van Earl Patterson
Richard Oneto
John E. Gartmann
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(as D. Zed)
Eleonor J. McDonald
Denise Elland
Susan Telford
Antonio Maimone
Achille Brugnini ...
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Persiano Pasquale
Lisa Treadway
Robert Sommer
Philomena Loneragan
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Man at Award Ceremony (uncredited)
Alfonso Giganti ...
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Amedeo Salamon ...
Man at cinema foyer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Peter Sasdy

Written by

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Harold Robbins ... (novel)
 
Ellen Shepard ... (adaptation)
 
John Kershaw ... (writer) &
Shawn Randall ... (writer)

Produced by

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Tino Barzie ... associate producer
Robert R. Weston ... producer

Music by

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Charles Calello

Cinematography by

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Brian West

Film Editing by

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Keith Palmer

Editorial Department

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Giorgio De Vincenzo ... assistant editor
Len Tremble ... assistant editor
Giorgio Venturoli ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Enzo Bulgarelli

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Adriana Bellone
Luciano Spadoni

Costume Design by

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Giorgio Desideri

Makeup Department

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Rino Carboni ... makeup artist: Pia Zadora
Ennio Cascioli ... hair stylist
Iole Cecchini ... hair stylist
Corrado Cristofori ... hair stylist: Pia Zadora
Bette Iverson ... hair stylist: second unit
Luigi Rocchetti ... makeup artist
Ray Sebastian ... makeup artist: second unit
Gabriella Trani ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Giuseppe Auriemma ... production manager
Sanford Hampton ... unit production manager
Jefferson Richard ... production manager: second unit
Gianni Saragò ... production supervisor (as Gianni Sarago)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jacques De Longeville ... second assistant director
George 'Buck' Flower ... assistant director: second unit (as Buck Flowers)
Gerald Morin ... first assistant director
Gil Rossellini ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Fabrizio Alvaro ... set dresser
Carlo Cascioli ... property master
Mario Gentilini ... property master
Luigi Marchione ... set dresser
Luigi Sergianni ... set constructor

Sound Department

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Michael Crouch ... dubbing editor
Claude Hitchcock ... sound engineer
Gerry Humphreys ... dubbing mixer
Giulio Viggiani ... boom operator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alberto Altibrandi ... gaffer
Deborah Imogen Beer ... still photographer
Brad Bush ... camera operator: second unit
Maurizio Calvesi ... assistant camera
Fabio Conversi ... assistant camera
Trevor Coop ... camera operator
Michael Mileham ... director of photography: second unit
Agostino Pascarella ... key grip
Morgan Renard ... still photographer
Franco Vitale ... still photographer
Ronald Woodward ... key grip: second unit
Romolo Eucalitto ... still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Phyllis Kasha ... casting: New York
Rose Tobias Shaw ... casting: London

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bianca Erba ... seamstress
Luciana Mancini ... seamstress: Pia Zadora
Adalgisa Mosca ... wardrobe assistant
Mary Lou Reinbold ... wardrobe: second unit
Alberto Tosto ... wardrobe master

Music Department

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Ira Hearshen ... orchestrator

Other crew

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David Amiri ... financial coordinator
Rosalba Di Bartolo Tonti ... production secretary
Lyda Garozzo ... accounting secretary
Marco Giannoni ... production assistant
Leila Kirkpatrick ... secretary to director: London
Lynn J. Lewin ... assistant to producer
Dorina Mari ... cashier
Marion Mertes ... continuity
Chuck Painter ... unit publicist
Gina Pietralunga ... secretary to director: Rome
Claudio Sabatilli ... cashier
Gregory Kent Simmons ... production assistant: second unit
Pippo Spoletini ... crowd marshall
Stefano Trani ... production assistant
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Jerilee Randall, a simple schoolgirl living in the San Fernando Valley, dreams of becoming a famous screenwriter. 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 have it produced. Written by Chris Holland

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Taglines From Harold Robbins, the world's best-selling author, comes a world of glamour, passion, betrayal and fame. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Harold Robbins' The Lonely Lady (United States)
  • Chica solitaria (Spain)
  • Il prezzo del successo (Italy)
  • Karriere durch alle Betten (West Germany)
  • Kultanainen (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 92 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,223,220, 02 Oct 1983

Did You Know?

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Trivia When touring the talk show circuit to promote this movie, Pia Zadora repeatedly portrayed it as "a cross between Rocky (1976) and Emmanuelle (1974)". 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Stinkers of 1983 (1983). See more »
Soundtracks The Lonely Lady See more »
Quotes Jerilee Randall: [while accepting a major award] I don't suppose I'm the only one who's had to fuck her way to the top!
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