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The Marla Hanson Story (1991)

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

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
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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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4 February 1991 (USA)  »

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If Looks Could Kill: The Marla Hanson Story  »

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17 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was unaware that this film was based upon a true story so judged it purely on its merits. The subject matter of a beautiful model disfigured by a rejected suitor is pretty unsettling. Somehow the soft focus photography and background muzak never quite work with the subject matter.

Kirk Baltz plays the psychotic stalker well, and his motivation is well observed.However the attack is shown briefly at the start, reprised two thirds of the way through the film and then the courtroom drama becomes the final act. The balancing of this does not work and might better have been told from the courtroom.

Cheryl Pollack makes a decent fist of the title role, but ultimately this is formulaic routine fare that never rises above that standard.


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