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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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Behind every murder lies the plain truth. See more »


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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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weak, contrived, unconvincing
5 March 2005 | by (Michigan, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I'm tempted to call this "Mariska trapped in a hunk of Swiss cheese" but this confused mess of a movie has a lot more holes than that. It's so weak and contrived that even the exceptional acting talents of Mariska Hargitay can't save it. Every time a plot twist was needed the accused simply told another lie and off we went in a new and contrived direction. The depiction of Amish life is cartoonish. One would think that the writers would know better than to have the accused calling her parents "mom and dad". And white buttons on shirts? There's a lot more but to delve any deeper might give away what little plot there is, so I'll simply recommend avoiding this film altogether.


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