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Plain Truth (2004)

An unmarried 18 year-old Amish girl is charged with the murder of her infant child.

Director:

Paul Shapiro

Writers:

Matthew Tabak (teleplay), Jodi Picoult (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariska Hargitay ... Ellie Harrison
Alison Pill ... Katie Fitch
Jan Niklas ... Aaron Fitch
Kate Trotter ... Sarah Fitch
Alec McClure Alec McClure ... Jacob Fitch
Robert Bockstael ... George Calloway
Colin Fox Colin Fox ... Bishop Stoflus
Jonathan LaPaglia ... Cooper
Laura Leigh Hughes ... Det. Lisa Munro
Catherine Disher ... Leda
Andrew Martin-Smith ... Samuel Stoflus
Christopher Ralph Christopher Ralph ... Adam Sinclair
Jeremy Akerman ... Judge
Mauralea Austin Mauralea Austin ... Jury foreman
Nigel Bennett ... Jeremy Whitmore
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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cala prawda See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jodi Picoult, the author of Plain Truth, and her family were on the set of the movie as Amish extras. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Cooper: How are you?
Ellie Harrison: Good, thanks. How are you?
Cooper: Good. Yeah, really good. Uh, is everything okay?
Ellie Harrison: Uh, yeah, everything's fine.
Cooper: Well, it's just that we haven't spoken in quite a while. I was thinking maybe you still hadn't gotten over me.
Ellie Harrison: Oh, no, no, Coop, I got over you right about the time you got married. That was a joke, Coop.
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Wonderful
14 November 2005 | by getomifiedSee 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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