The Lonely Lady (1983)




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Pia Zadora stars as an aspiring writer who is forced to sleep her way to the top of the Hollywood scrap heap.
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Pia Zadora
as Jerilee Randall
Lloyd Bochner
as Walter Thornton
Bibi Besch
as Veronica Randall
Joseph Cali
as Vincent Dacosta
Jared Martin
as George
Lou Hirsch
as Bernie
Kerry Shale
as Walt Jr.
Shane Rimmer
as Adolph
Nancy Wood
as Janie
Ed Bishop
as Dr. Baker
Jay Benedict
as Dr. Sloan
Cecily Browne Laird
as Mrs. Stone
Glory Annen
as Marion
Mary D'Antin
as Margaret
Joe Murphy
as John Casey
Daphna Kastner
as Annette
David Mills
as Kirk Anderson
Kate Harper
as Actress in Film
Colette Hiller
as Actress in Restaurant
Maurizio Fardo
as 2nd Man in Restaurant
Kim McKamy
as Nurse
Colette Hiller
as Actress in Restaurant
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Critic Reviews for The Lonely Lady

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

[A] sleazy little yarn.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

If The Lonely Lady had even a shred of style and humor, it could qualify as the worst movie of the year. Unfortunately, it's not that good.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

You've got to say this much for Miss Zadora: she's got spunk.

August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

A true candidate for one of the worst films ever.

Full Review… | March 31, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A relentlessly stupid, consistently unconvincing piece of hack work. Worse still, it's not even good, overproduced trash.

Full Review… | July 21, 2014
The Moving Picture Show

Who cares.

Full Review… | January 11, 2008
TV Guide

Audience Reviews for The Lonely Lady

In one scene, Pia Zadora gets raped by a water hose. The rest of the movie is a forgettable soft core skin flick masquerading as an expose of film industry politics.

Philip Zamora
Philip Zamora

A classic trash film and one of the queens of bad movies, the laughs are sparse, but heavy when they come, and the film grows ever dumber as time marches on (the first 1/3 is decent, the last part is craptastic). That shower scene killed me. Then there is the theme song.

Sean Chick
Sean Chick

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