After years of beatings and terror, Francine Hughes set fire to her abuser's bed while he slept. Her confession and subsequent murder trial held the nation enthralled. A dramatic story of a woman pushed over the edge. Written by
Based on the true story that shocked the nation.
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Did You Know?
The role of Francine was originally offered to Cheryl Ladd
, but she declined the part. See more
Near the end of the film, we see Francine get beaten brutally in the face. But when she is arrested a day later, there are hardly any bruises on her face at all. See more
If you make a hard bed, you have to lay in it.