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The Burning Bed (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  8 October 1984 (USA)
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An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Francine Hughes
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Mickey Hughes (as Paul LeMat)
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Aryon Greydanus
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Flossie Hughes
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Gaby
Christa Denton ...
Christy age 12
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Berlin Hughes (as James Callahan)
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District Attorney
David Friedman ...
Jimmy age 10
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Wimpy Hughes
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Police Witness
Virgil Frye ...
Virg
Dixie K. Wade ...
Hazel Moran
Heather Rich ...
Christy age 6
Justin Gocke ...
Jimmy age 4
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Abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it while asleep. Written by Humberto Amador

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He didn't know how to stop it... she did.

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Crime | Drama

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8 October 1984 (USA)  »

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Autopsia di un delitto  »

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The role of Francine was originally offered to Cheryl Ladd, but she declined the part. See more »

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The real Francine Hughes had four children, not three as depicted in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Hazel Moran: If you make a hard bed, you have to lay in it.
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Referenced in Private Practice: Georgia on My Mind (2012) See more »

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Staggering study of domestic abuse.
17 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Farrah Fawcett plays an abused mother who kills her husband by setting his bed on fire. She is then arrested for murder, pleads insanity, and sets to convince the jury by recounting her story describing exactly what she endured.

A staggering study of domestic abuse, brings the emotional crises of abused women to heart-aching life.

***1/2 out of ****. One of the greatest TV movies ever.


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