The Burning Bed

Directed by Robert Greenwald

Year: 1984
Running Time: 95
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 | 1.33:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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The Burning Bed

Cast
Farrah Fawcett
Paul Le Mat
Richard Masur
Grace Zabriskie
Penelope Milford
James T. Callahan

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Directed by Robert Greenwald


Farrah Fawcett (TV’s Charlie’s Angels) scores a personal triumph with a riveting Emmy-nominated performance in this gripping movie about a woman who takes incendiary revenge on her brutal husband. Based on actual events, this courageous story of a woman pushed to the edge is a gut-wrenching, eye-opening and shocking experience. Francine Hughes (Fawcett) marries her small-town high-school sweetheart Mickey (Paul Le Mat, American Graffiti) only to discover his temper is short and his behavior violent. Urged to hang in there by her family and a broken social welfare system, she suffers continuous abuse - until desperation leads her to cross a threshold from which neither she nor her husband can ever return. Veteran filmmaker Robert Greenwald (Xanadu) directed this classic TV-movie which was nominated for 8 Emmys and features wonderful performances by Richard Masur (Scavenger Hunt), Grace Zabriskie (Twin Peaks), Penelope Milford (Coming Home) and James T. Callahan (Lady Sings the Blues).

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