The Burning Bed | 1984

Drama
Farrah Fawcett astounded critics with the heretofore unplumbed depths of her performing abilities, playing a battered wife charged with her husband's murder after setting his bed afire following years of beatings and ...more
Director: Robert Greenwald
Awards: 1 Golden Globe win. Another 11 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Francine Hughes

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... Mickey Hughes

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... Aryon Greydanus

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... Flossie Hughes

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... Gaby

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... Christy--Age 12

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... Berlin Hughes

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... District Attorney

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... Jimmy--Age 10

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... Wimpy Hughes

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... Police Witness

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... Virg

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Synopsis

Farrah Fawcett astounded critics with the heretofore unplumbed depths of her performing abilities, playing a battered wife charged with her husband's murder after setting his bed afire following years of beatings and humiliations. Her greatly praised work won her an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Actress, with other nominations going to the film itself as Outstanding Drama and to supporting actor Richard Masur (as her defense attorney), director Robert Greenwald, writer Rose Leiman Goldembeg, and the editors, makeup artists and hairstylist. Subsequently, the International Television Movie Festival gave its first awards to Fawcett and Paul LeMat (as supporting actor as her brutish husband), and "The Burning Bed" was named Best Television Movie.

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Book as Source Material (1984-1985)

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