The Burning Bed

The Burning Bed

Director: Robert Greenwald Cast: Farrah Fawcett, Paul Le Mat, Richard Masur
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Overview

The Burning Bed

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2017
UPC: 0738329216191
Original Release: 1985
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 78,887

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Farrah Fawcett Francine Hughes
Paul Le Mat Mickey Hughes
Richard Masur Aryon Greydanus
Grace Zabriskie Flossie Hughes
Penelope Milford Gaby
Christa Denton Christy age 12
James Callahan Berlin Hughes
Gary Grubbs District Attorney
David Friedman Jimmy age 10
David Andrews Wimpy Hughes
James Hampton Police Witness
Virgil Frye Virg
Justin Gocke Jimmy age 4
Gilmer McCormick Salesperson
Delana Michaels Miss Connor
Greg Norberg Ernest
Freddie Dawson Actor
Jeffrey Lampert Actor
Hoolihan Burke Matron
Fred D. Scott Mr. Barlow
Sonny Davis Assistant Prosecutor

Technical Credits
Robert Greenwald Director
Jon Avnet Executive Producer
Richard Fetterman Editor
Rose Leiman Goldemberg Producer,Screenwriter
Charles Gross Score Composer
Isidore Mankofsky Cinematographer
Carol Schreder Producer
Michael A. Stevenson Editor
Steve Tisch Executive Producer
Herman Zimmerman Art Director,Production Designer