The Burning Bed


The Burning Bed

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Farrah Fawcett earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of Francine Hughes in the television movie The Burning Bed. The film is structured as a series of flashbacks while Francine's character endures a murder trial after she poured gasoline on her sleeping spouse and burned him to death. Her husband Mickey (Paul Le Mat) drove her over the edge after years of physical and emotional abuse when he rapes her. Television regular Richard Masur has a prominent co-starring role. Fawcett parlayed her work in this film into a series of more serious movies, including Extremities and Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story.


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
James 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
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  • Sep 06, 2010
    A realistic, yet predictable and boring drama. I saw this on TV a while ago, it's an average drama.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Apr 02, 2010
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Mar 01, 2010
    Haven't seen this in years.
    Tim S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2010
    Surprisingly good effort, particularly from the late Ms Fawcett, this made-for-TV film is vastly superior to the majority of the ho-hum midday fare on offer. Solid, credible & sympathetic performances all-round with a tight, well-edited script make for a gripping & harrowing film experience.
    mirabella 1 Super Reviewer

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