Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story


2h 1984

Brief Synopsis

Actress Theresa Saldana played herself, recreating her nearly fatal attack by a crazed fan in 1982, not long after starring with Robert DeNiro as Jake LaMotta's sister in Raging Bull," and then trying to survive emotionally the trauma which followed and sebsequently becoming spokesperson for the org

Film Details

Also Known As
Theresa Saldana Story, The
Release Date
1984

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Actress Theresa Saldana played herself, recreating her nearly fatal attack by a crazed fan in 1982, not long after starring with Robert DeNiro as Jake LaMotta's sister in Raging Bull," and then trying to survive emotionally the trauma which followed and sebsequently becoming spokesperson for the organization called Victims for Victims.

In addition to its graphic depiction of the actress' attack and the boldness with which it showed her scarred body, the film offered one of the rare cases in which a performer played himself or herself in an autobiographical manner. Sophia Loren had done it on television earlier (ironically, Theresa Saldana played Loren's sister) and Audi Murphy had done it in films in the '50s. An Emmy nomination went to Bob Norin for his startlingly realistic makeup.

Film Details

Also Known As
Theresa Saldana Story, The
Release Date
1984

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Aired in United States November 12, 1984