Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story (1984)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Docudrama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Actress Theresa Saldana plays herself in this gut-wrenching fact-based TV movie. The film begins with Ms. Saldana being savagely attacked by a stalking fan in her own home in 1982. Sustaining multiple stab wounds, Saldana lies near death for quite some time, but eventually pulls together physically and emotionally. But that's only the first half of the story. In the second, Saldana, determined to assuage the pain of others who've suffered from violent attacks, establishes Victims for Victims. The most sobering realization vis-a-vis Victims for Victims is the fact that Theresa Saldana's assailant may very well be paroled someday--a contingency that the actress, and her organization, has been forced to counteract ever since that fateful evening in 1982.

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actor, attack, stalking, victim, violence, group-therapy, support-group