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Lady Beware (1987)





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In this sexy thriller, Katya (Diane Lane) is a window dresser who specializes in displays with sexy, slightly kinky themes. Surrounded by the equipment of her trade -- mannequins and lingerie -- Katya lives in a loft apartment in downtown Pittsburgh. She spends her evenings taking baths by candlelight and thinking up new and more provocative window displays. She soon catches the eye of a stalker who watches her as she works in the window of the department store and begins following her home to spend his evenings watching her through her picture windows. He also makes frightening phone calls to her and intercepts her mail. One evening, while she is on a party cruise with a reporter with whom she has become romantically involved, the stalker breaks into her apartment and is surprised by Katya when she returns home. Tired of being harassed, Katya sets a trap, which leads to an interesting, and surprisingly non-violent ending. Diane Lane is appealing and attractive as Katya and the film, while uneven and frequently implausible, is entertaining and fun.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Joyce Eliason, Charles Zev Cohen, Susan Miller
In Theaters:
Live Home Video


Diane Lane
as Katya Yarno
Michael Woods
as Jack Price
Cotter Smith
as Mac Odell
Don Brockett
as Locksmith
David Crawford
as Katya's Father
Clayton D. Hill
as Policeman #1
Bingo O'Malley
as Man in Window
Clayton D. Hill
as Policeman #1
Ray Laine
as Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Lady Beware

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

August 11, 2005

Audience Reviews for Lady Beware

This movie had been bugging me for years. I remembered seeing it many years ago on TV when I was a young teen. I knew there were no big stars in it, I couldn't recall the title, for years have "looked out" for it in the TV guide without really knowing what I was looking for.
Yesterday, in a moment of boredom, I typed as a search everything I could remember which was pretty much " attractive blonde girl lives in beautiful studio apartment, is a window dresser and gets stalked". Yeah, right, like that would do it.
Imagine my surprise when this title jumped right out at me, and then again when the entire thing was on you tube to watch free!
I would never have picked it - she looks entirely different on this cover.
While it's not quite *ahem* the quality film I remember, it's still pretty damn good in a tacky 80's way. Acting is a little over the top, but it still tops most of the newer thrillers. The one glaring plot hole is, why didn't he break the window - but it's nitpicking!
Genuinely creepy and disturbing stalker, some of it just made me cringe, and diane Lane is perfect as Katya. Exceptionally beautiful and convincing as a young creative girl with big dreams. I still love her apartment!
This is one well worth checking out for fans of the 80's, or b grade/obscure thrillers. Unfortunately it is not on dvd, trust me, I looked!

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

This movie help make my career in Visual Merchandising and Window display. I lived for this movie and YES finally got it on dvd thought it is out of print . I enjoyed all the creativity that went into the windows and the film. I wanted an apartment just like hers but being in florida not possible ..however I do have a house full of mannequins just like Katya :)

John W.
John Whiting

I'm a doctor in the hallway passing the door twice outside of where Smith watches Lane do her window magic

Rik Billock

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