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Harvest of Fire (1996)

PG | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 21 April 1996
A female FBI agent comes to a distrustful Amish community to investigate a multiple building arson incident.

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Susan Nanus (story), Richard Alfieri (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lolita Davidovich ... Sally Russell
J.A. Preston ... Sheriff Garrison
Jean Louisa Kelly ... Rachel
Tom Aldredge ... Jacob Hostetler
James Read ... Scott
Craig Wasson ... Philip Dixon
Patty Duke ... Annie
Gabriel Mann ... John Beiler (as Gabriel Mick)
Eric Mabius ... Sam Hostetler
Wesley Addy ... Bishop Levi Lapp
Bette Henritze Bette Henritze ... Mary Lapp
Gary Bisig Gary Bisig ... Amos Zook
Madeleine Potter ... Miriam Zook
Pamela Sam Pamela Sam ... Irene Yoder
Marta Kristen ... Martha Troyer
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Storyline

In a small Amish community, three barns are burnt down almost simultaneously. FBI agent Sally Russwell is sent in to investigate this possible hate crime. What she finds however is a community that little trust for outsiders or "The English" as they call them. However, in her investigations, Agent Russell makes friends with one entrepreneurial widow, Annie Beiler who has her own curiosity about this stranger. Together, Annie introduces Russell in-depth to this close knit community bearing many appealing attributes. However, as Sally's investigations continue, she discovers secrets that reveal uncomfortable truths about the religious community that are linked to the arson attacks. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Plot Keywords:

amish | fbi | arson | detective | rescue | See All (12) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Harvest of Fire (#45.3) See more »

Filming Locations:

Iowa City, Iowa, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The police office shown is actually the post office in Washington, Iowa See more »

Quotes

Annie Beiler: We make mistakes, but when one of us falls in his journey, we help them up.
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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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You call the Fire Department - I'll explain why we don't have a phone.
20 March 1999 | by goudswardSee all my reviews

Let me put this delicately - this ain't exactly an ensemble piece. If you take away the meaningful dialogue between Lolita Davidovich and Patty Duke, you end up with about 15 minute of film left, including footage of 4 barns burning down.

And, perhaps it's due to my proximity to the Pennsylvania Amish area, but I really thought it was a tad condescending to the audience to have the Sheriff explain and pontificate on the Amish customs every time he and the FBI agent head out to investigate.


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