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 overview, first billed only:
Ellie Harrison
Katie Fitch
Aaron Fitch
Sarah Fitch
Alec McClure ...
Jacob Fitch
George Calloway
Colin Fox ...
Bishop Stoflus
Det. Lisa Munro
Catherine Disher ...
Samuel Stoflus
Christopher Ralph ...
Adam Sinclair
Mauralea Austin ...
Jury foreman
Jeremy Whitmore


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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She doesn't trust outsiders. But an outsider is her only hope. See more »






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4 October 2004 (USA)  »

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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 »


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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14 November 2005 | by (New York, United States) – See all my reviews

I first heard about Jodi Picoult (author of the book Plain Truth) from one of my teachers during a Values through Literature class. I decided to read Plain Truth after reading one of her other books. Then a buddy of mine bought me the movie. The movie and the book work really well together. I wish they would have used more from the book and made the movie longer, but i really really enjoyed it. I'd recommend that you read the book, then watch the movie. This way you know a lot more about the characters, and then get to see them. It's a great companion. Mariska Hargitay as always gives an incredibly convincing and extraordinary performance. I had never heard of Alison Pill, but was pleasantly surprised with her performance. The soundtrack is also amazing. A movie I would definitely recommend.

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