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Release Date:
16 April 2011 (USA) See more »
Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago. | Add synopsis »
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Danielle Panabaker ... Katie Lapp

Sherry Stringfield ... Laura Mayfield-Bennett

Bill Oberst Jr. ... Samuel Lapp

Burgess Jenkins ... John Beiler

Rachel St. Gelais ... Benjamin's Daughter

David Topp ... Daniel Fisher

Alexa Yeames ... Young Laura

Jana Allen ... Amanda Lapp

Sandra Elise Williams ... Rebecca Lapp (as Sandra W. Van Natta)

Hailey Best ... Herself / Nurse
Nancy Saunders ... Ella Mae Zook

Richard Fullerton ... Ephram Yoder

Tim Holt ... Dylan Bennett

Karen Wheeling Reynolds ... Amish Woman

Wyatt Lanier ... Jacob Beiler

Dalton Parrish ... Hickory John Beiler

Lee Freeman ... Rosie

Lindsey Moser ... Nurse

Stephen Rogers ... Trauma Nurse
Sarah Maine ... Jessica

Tina Murphy ... Young Rebecca
Jimmy Hager ... Preacher Yoder
Jason Loughlin ... Benjamin Lapp
Willie Stratford ... Theodore
Tessa Taylor Herrick ... Amish Woman in Cab
David Dickson Reynolds ... Amish Elder
Kirk Bass ... Young Samuel
Sarah E. Chambers ... Mary Stoltzfus

Jacob Allen ... Young Amish Bachelor (uncredited)

Tara-Nicole Azarian ... Amish Teenager (uncredited)

Jess Barbour ... Amish Woman in Shop (uncredited)
Leanne Bernard ... Bus Patron (uncredited)
Randy Bernard ... Bus Patron (uncredited)

Elijah Chester ... Amish Guy (uncredited)

Darren W. Conrad ... Amish Man (uncredited)

Christina Cupo ... Bus Patron (uncredited)
Beth Gosnell ... Amish woman (uncredited)

Beth Hawkes ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Nick Karner ... Amish Man at General Store (uncredited)

Dan A.R. Kelly ... Amish Man (uncredited)

Jerry Keys ... Amish Elder (uncredited)

Janine Lorraine ... Amish Woman (uncredited)

Jason Mac ... Noah Beiler (uncredited)
Chris Manitius ... Young Boy (uncredited)
Shasta Mejia ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Melissa Milch ... Young Amish Woman (uncredited)

Addy Miller ... Amish Girl (uncredited)

David R. Moore ... Young Amish Man (uncredited)

Gary Ray Moore ... Amish Man (uncredited)

Brandi Alyssa Young ... Amish Woman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Landon Jr. 
Writing credits
Chris Easterly (teleplay)

Beverly Lewis (novel)

Produced by
Brian Bird .... executive producer
Cindy Bond .... co-executive producer
Maura Dunbar .... executive producer
Mitchell Galin .... producer
Michael Landon Jr. .... executive producer
Original Music by
Lee Holdridge 
Cinematography by
Christo Bakalov (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Kiern 
Casting by
Scot Boland 
Victoria Burrows 
Mitzi Corrigan 
Paige Johnson 
Production Design by
Jennifer Wynn O'Kelly 
Art Direction by
Sean Keenan 
Costume Design by
Natasha Landau 
Makeup Department
Justin Apone .... assistant makeup artist
Whitney Collazo .... additional makeup artist
Kristy Horiuchi .... makeup artist
Dean Jones .... key makeup artist
Dean Jones .... key makeup artist
Starr Jones .... makeup department head
Katie Middleton .... additional makeup artist
Brie Reeder .... assistant makeup artist
Lynette Rimmer .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Chris Cates .... post-production supervisor
Alexandra Dimopoulos .... production supervisor
Rick Edridge .... post production manager
Rick Eldridge .... post-production manager
David R. Kappes .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis Guerra .... first assistant director
Robert Tierney .... second assistant director
Dana Zolli .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Liza Grant .... set dresser
Jessica Holcombe .... scenic artist
Tiffany Apple Keenan .... graphic designer
Richard Krish .... on set dresser
Chrissy Premeaux .... set dresser
Stephanie T. Redding .... set painter
Todd Spencer .... set dresser
Kristina Stevenson .... on-set prop master
Deanna Tilley .... property master
Sound Department
Will Howard .... sound re-recording mixer
Will Howard .... supervising sound editor
John Maynard .... sound utility
Zach Seivers .... adr recordist
Zach Seivers .... production sound mixer
Anthony Short .... foley artist
Anthony Short .... sound designer
Shawn M. Williams .... boom operator
Special Effects by
D.J. Hall .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Tim Vogel .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Atanas Bakalov .... first assistant camera: second unit
Stephen Andrew Cook .... assistant camera
W. Andrew Gorrell .... best boy grip
Jessica Hoffman .... electrician
Jessica Hoffman .... electrician
Bryan Krass .... dolly grip
Trenton McRae .... gaffer
Trevor Metchner .... camera production assistant
Trevor Metscher .... camera pa
Darron Slagle .... grip
Jeff Stepp .... camera operator: "b" camera
Dave Svenson .... Steadicam operator
Laura Thompson .... first assistant camera
Jared Wilcox .... key grip
Joe C. Wyatt .... electrician (as Joseph C. Wyatt)
Casting Department
Toby Guidry .... casting associate
Phil Newsome .... casting associate
Gigi Wasiak .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Bayley .... assistant costume designer
Amber Givens .... set costumer
Keith Taylor .... key costumer
Keith Taylor .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Ginger Voogt .... post-production coordinator
Transportation Department
D.J. Hall .... transportation coordinator
Donald Hall .... transportation
Travis Hamilton .... transportation
Rick Parkinson .... transportation captain
Dean Wyrick .... transportation
Other crew
Randy Byers .... location manager
Alexander Clark .... production assistant intern
Jordan Hull .... production assistant
Jordan Johnson .... office production assistant
Scott Kyger .... set production assistant
Nick Leopold .... location production assistant
Paul Meier .... dialect coach
Rebecca Moore .... production office coordinator
Chris Riddle .... set production assistant
Josue Ignacio Saldana .... dit (as Josue Saldana)
Heather Stevens .... location assistant
Aaron Lee Syrett .... liaison: film commission
Tim Vogel .... title art and credits
Lauren Weingarten .... assistant location manager
Pamela Williams .... script supervisor
Heather Snow Clark .... stand-in (uncredited)
Christina Cupo .... stand in/double (uncredited)
Nina Demery .... production intern (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Based on the first novel in Beverly Lewis' "The Heritage of Lancaster County" trilogy.See more »
Factual errors: The china tea set that Ella Mae and Katie drink from has flowers on it. Old Amish artwork is always abstract (generally geometric shapes), as any depiction of God's creation is considered idolatrous.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by The Confession (2013) (TV)See more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Disappontment?, 17 September 2011
Author: dldnfoote from United States

I bought this movie simply because Sherry Stringfield was listed in the cast. I watched it with my 16 year old daughter who is also adopted. She loved the story. I loved the premise of the story. We even found the whole illegal adoption part to be believable. I am also versed in Amish tradition but did not allow anything to detract from the story being told. I was disappointed because there were so many things left hanging. I would have loved to see more in regards to the Bishop's family dynamics. I would have loved to know more about how Laura went from dire straits to heiress. I really would have loved to see a physical connection with Laura and Katie to see where that relationship would have gone. And I really, really would have loved seeing Daniel and Katie finding each other again. Guess I am going to have to read the book. Sigh. However, many MANY kudos to Michael Landon, Jr. for attempting to bring back family friendly television viewing. He succeeded in MY house.

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