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The Burning Bed (1984)

The Burning Bed (1984)

The Burning Bed





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The gut-wrenching made-for-television drama is the film that proved to doubters that former poster girl Farrah Fawcett was indeed a talented serious actress. Based on an actual case, she plays a wife on trial for murder after pouring gasoline on her sleeping husband's bed and setting it ablaze. Her horrifying story of long-term physical and emotional abuse unfolds as the trial progresses.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Rose Leiman Goldemberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 7, 2004
Tisch-Avnet Productions


Farrah Fawcett
as Francine Hughes
Paul Le Mat
as Mickey Hughes
Grace Zabriskie
as Flossie Hughes
Richard Masur
as Aryon Graydanus
James T. Callahan
as Berlin Hughes
Gary Grubbs
as District Attorney
David Andrews
as Wimpy Hughes
James Hampton
as Police Witness
Justin Gocke
as Jimmy age 4
Gilmer McCormick
as Salesperson
Delana Michaels
as Miss Connor
Sonny Carl Davis
as Assistant Prosecutor
Fred D. Scott
as Mr. Barlow
James Callahan
as Berlin Hughes
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A realistic, yet predictable and boring drama. I saw this on TV a while ago, it's an average drama.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Based on a true story this movie showed the perils of what a mother and her children had to put up with from a mentally unwell abusive husband~!!!!!!!

♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

Haven't seen this in years.

Tim Salmons

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