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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 Robert Bockstael ... George Calloway
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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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

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Plain Truth not a Plain Plot
4 October 2004 | by cmhughes-1See all my reviews

Wow. The movie ended about 20 minutes ago, and I have to say that it took me some time after to regain the ability to blink. While it was in some ways your typical made-for-TV film, it had twists and turns that one definitely does not expect, and just when you think you are headed in the right direction, your mind is spun out of control in the opposite way.

The fact that it is based about an 18 year old Amish girl is a key factor in this murder mystery. It seems in this family, everyone has a secret to tell, but no one is talking.

I've not read the book...but I think I know what I'm going to do the next time I'm at the library! This movie tale definitely made me want to delve deeper and see what from what was played out on screen to what that author actually wrote on paper.


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