Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Lonely Lady



1983 American Feature

Cast: Pia Zadora, Lloyd Bochner, Bibi Besch, Joseph Cali, Anthony Holland, Jared Martin, Ray Liotta and Carla Romanelli
Director: Peter Sasdy
Writer: Ellen Shepard, based on the novel by Harold Robbins

Synopsis:
After her marriage to a much older Hollywood screenwriter fails, aspiring writer Jerilee Randall finds herself on her own. Deciding she'll have to use her feminine wiles to get ahead, Jerilee begins a series of sordid affairs in an attempt to have her own screenplay produced.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 2.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 0% / Audience: 34%

Buy/Rent:
  • VHS: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



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Awards:
  • Razzie Awards for Worst Picture, Director, Actress (Zadora), Screenplay, Musical Score and Original Song ("The Way You Do It").

Notes/Trivia:
  • Harold Robbins' novel The Lonely Lady, first published in 1976, was reportedly inspired by the life of Valley of the Dolls author Jacqueline Susann.
  • Casting Call: Susan Blakely.
  • Feature film debut of actor Ray Liotta.
  • Listed among the "Top Ten Best Bad Films Ever Made" in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book The Official Razzie Movie Guide.

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