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The Burning Bed
« on: July 23, 2023, 06:27:53 AM »
     The Burning Bed (1984/United States)

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Kino Lorber (United States)
Director:Robert Greenwald
Writing:Rose Leiman Goldemberg (Screenwriter), Faith McNulty (Original Material By)
Length:96 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.78:1, Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 2-Channel Stereo

Farrah Fawcett as Francine Hughes
Paul Le Mat [Paul LeMat] as Mickey Hughes
Richard Masur as Aryon Greydanus
Grace Zabriskie as Flossie Hughes
Penelope Milford as Gaby

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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My Thoughts:

I kinda remember this from when it came out in the mid 80s but not sure I watched it back then... at least all the way through. A pretty decent true story film though I found it to be a little on the slow side. It is one I found at the library that I will probably eventually add to my own colection if I find at a decent price.