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Plain Truth (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Crime | Mystery  -  4 October 2004 (USA)
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An unmarried 18 year-old Amish girl is charged with the murder of her infant child.

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Cast

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Ellie Harrison
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Katie Fitch
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Aaron Fitch
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Sarah Fitch
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Jacob Fitch
Robert Bockstael ...
George Calloway
Colin Fox ...
Bishop Stoflus
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Cooper
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Det. Lisa Munro
Catherine Disher ...
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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In the scene where Ellie and Katie are talking while riding the carriage, the left string of Katie's cap keeps changing from the front of her towards her back between shots. See more »

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Disappointed
4 October 2004 | by (Southern NJ) – See all my reviews

I'd recommend reading the book before seeing this movie. I was extremely disappointed by the way the movie was portrayed. Aside from having some of the names & events changed, there was a lot missing. I would have preferred that this movie be made into a mini-series that encompassed the entire nature of the story. Specifically Ellie & Katie's relationship & how that came to develop throughout the story. By not reading the book 1st, the movie allows for one to be completely lost. I love Marishka Hargitay in L & O: SVU & she did a great job in this movie. I would have on the other hand found someone else to play the role of Katie other than Alison Pill. I believe too that she didn't do Jodi Picoult's work any justice. If I had to grade the movie it would be a D. I think even that's a little too kind...


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