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The Marla Hanson Story (1991)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  4 February 1991 (USA)
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Story of the model who was assaulted that left her face disfigured. It begins when she comes to New York City and would get work as a model. A guy she met on one of her shoots gets her an ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheryl Pollak ...
Marla Hanson
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Eric Warner
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Steve Roth
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Joel
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Prosecutor
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Marla's Doctor
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Defense Attorney
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Lyn
Maria McDonald ...
Tawny
Kari G. Peyton ...
Dawn
Timothy Stickney ...
Steve Bowman
Michael A. Joseph ...
Darren Norman
Louis A. Lotorto ...
Doctor #1 (as Louis Lotorto)
Jane Geesman ...
Doctor #2
Rick Jones ...
Cop #1
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Story of the model who was assaulted that left her face disfigured. It begins when she comes to New York City and would get work as a model. A guy she met on one of her shoots gets her an apartment in a building he manages. He is constantly hitting on her but she rebuffs him. When he can't take it anymore he sends two men to attack her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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If Looks Could Kill: The Marla Hanson Story  »

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A grim reminder of the bad side of the big apple
21 May 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly well made docu-drama of the story behind the Marla Hanson knife attack that caught the attention of all New Yorkers including myself. Marla, played by Cheryl Pollak is a girl from the midwest who comes to NY to try to make it in modeling. We watch as she struggles between pounding the pavement following up agency ads and her job as a waitress in the old Grand Central bar/rest.Just as her career appears to be taking off she is brutally attacked by two of New York's ever-present gutter rats at the behest of a psycho Marla had befriended and tried to break loose from.This was a minor media even at the time and proved to be a disadvantage for Marla as you will see in the Trial sequence of the movie. The movie is gripping and well acted and I found myself, as I did when the event happened, sick to my stomach.All decent New Yorkers wish Marla well wherever she is...........I rate this movie a 5 of 5


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