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Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 23 September 1990
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.

Director:

Richard Michaels

Writers:

Dennis Turner (teleplay), Ransdell Pierson (book)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanne Pleshette ... Leona Helmsley
Lloyd Bridges ... Harry Helmsley
Joe Regalbuto ... Paul Summerton
Raymond Singer ... Jay Panzirer
Bruce Weitz ... Joseph Lubin
Marcia Diamond Marcia Diamond ... Leona's Mother
Patricia Collins ... Sandra
Gale Garnett ... May
Lori Hallier ... Sarah
Ken James Ken James
Victoria Snow ... Marilyn Norrito
Eric Donkin Eric Donkin ... Stanley
Maurice Godin ... Mark
Marvin Goldhar Marvin Goldhar ... Leona's Attorney
Ransdell Pierson 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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen of Mean See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

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 NizzopeSee 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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