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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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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
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George Calloway
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Bishop Stoflus
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Det. Lisa Munro
Catherine Disher ...
Leda
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Samuel Stoflus
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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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Interesting movie
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I liked the overall look of this film and also the work of the actors. Escpecially the main characters, Amish girl and her lawyer do a good job, I like the closeup shots of their eyes and faces, those are wonderful, to portray emotions and expressions in their eyes in such a way is really good. The problem of this movie is that it is trying to be a thriller and an psychological movie at the same time. It could have chosen one or the other, that would have made it more intense. I think a murder mystery thriller in the Amish environment would have been a mighty good idea. Or then full-time psychological drama, the clash of Amish world and regular Western world through personal drama of one person. At the moment this hoovering on the border of both genres makes the movie weaker. In spite of this, overall it was an interesting movie, and the actors did a really good job.


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