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. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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This movie was very good. It was very emotional to see what this woman had to go threw. Her husband was a truly abusive man. It seemed she tried to leave him so many times and failed and her only way of getting rid of him was to kill him. This movie touched me alot. I am so glad she got off in the end.