The Burning Bed


2h 1984

Brief 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 Ac

Film Details

Also Known As
Burning Bed
Release Date
1984
Production Company
CFI Hollywood; Horta Editorial & Sound; Modern Film Effects; NBC Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Burning Bed
Release Date
1984
Production Company
CFI Hollywood; Horta Editorial & Sound; Modern Film Effects; NBC Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Aired in United States 1990

Aired in United States October 8, 1984