The Burning Bed is a 1984 made-for-television drama directed by Robert Greenwald. The film stars Farrah Fawcett as Francine Hughes, a woman suffering from domestic abuse by her husband, Mickey (Paul Le Mat). The narrative is based on a true story derived from the 1980 nonfiction book by Faith McNulty. It follows Francine's struggle for survival in the face of escalating violence, leading to her ultimate decision to set her abusive husband on fire as he sleeps. The film brought significant attention to the issue of domestic violence and is recognized for Fawcett's powerful performance. The Burning Bed was one of the first films to address this serious societal issue on a public platform effectively.
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