The Burning Bed Poster

Release Date: 1984

DVD Release Date: September 7th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Francine Hughes (Farrah Fawcett) suffers the abuse of her husband, Mickey (Paul Le Mat), for almost a decade because she cannot find any help. When a drunken Mickey rapes her and then passes out, Francine pours gasoline over him and lights it on fire. In the ensuing blaze, Mickey dies and the house burns down. During Francine's trial, she testifies about her years of suffering, and her attorney, Aryon Greydanus (Richard Masur), tries to have her declared temporarily insane and acquitted.

Cast: Farrah Fawcett, Paul Le Mat, Richard Masur, Grace Zabriskie, Penelope Milford, James Callahan

Director: Robert Greenwald

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 1970s, Revenge, Husband, Daughter, Son, Emotional, Murder, Escape, Wife, Dark, Gripping

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television