An unmarried 18 year-old Amish girl is charged with the murder of her infant child.

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Ellie Harrison
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Katie Fitch
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Aaron Fitch
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Sarah Fitch
Alec McClure ...
Jacob Fitch
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George Calloway
Colin Fox ...
Bishop Stoflus
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Cooper
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Det. Lisa Munro
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Leda
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Samuel Stoflus
Christopher Ralph ...
Adam Sinclair
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Mauralea Austin ...
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Jeremy Whitmore
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Discomfort strikes an Amish farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania when a dead baby is found. When the mother is discovered and confirmed to be eighteen-year old, unmarried Katie Fitch, she is arrested and sent to trial for murder. The detectives and police all believe that she smothered the baby. City defense attorney, Ellie Harris takes on the task of defending the Amish girl. As Katie denies that she gave birth to the baby and Ellie tries to get through to her client, the plot of the story just keeps rising and spiraling with twists and shocking new discoveries. Is Katie Fitch really guilty of murdering her newborn child? Will her Amish church exclude or still accept her into the community? Written by Kellye M. Boyd

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Jodi Picoult, the author of Plain Truth, and her family were on the set of the movie as Amish extras. See more »

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Just before 53 minutes into the movie, when Ellie is talking to Cooper, her necklace keeps going in and out of her sweater between shots. See more »

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Recommended Made-for-TV Movie
12 September 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Plain Truth is much better than the average made-for-TV Canadian production. For one thing, the sound track is intelligible. I can't count how many Canadian-made movies I've seen that have poor quality sound. Another distinction for a Canadian movie is the strong writing and plot line. This may be because the movie is adapted from a book. Perhaps the movie isn't as good as the book but adaptations are always difficult to put on the screen. As a made-for TV movie, I would class Plain Truth as above-average.

The acting and casting are also above-average with the exception of the pneumatic, ever-scowling Mariska Hargitay. How that sour face could ever gain confidence in a pious Amish community strains the viewer's credulity. Despite these obvious flaws, I still recommend Plain Truth, should it come your way.


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