Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Burning Bed (1984)

From Rotten Tomatoes: Synopsis: In 1977, after suffering years of physical abuse at the hands of her brutal husband, Mickey (Paul Le Mat), Michigan housewife Francine Hughes (Farrah Fawcett) kills him one night by setting fire to him as he sleeps. She is subsequently prosecuted. Fawcett garnered an Emmy nomination for role in this acclaimed television adaptation of a true story. 1984 137 min

DJE: This is a hard movie to find. Netflix does not have it. I am not sure it is even on DVD -- I found it in VCR format. Well worth the trouble to track down. A powerfully moving introduction to the topic of spouse abuse and domestic violence.

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