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Saving Sarah Cain (2007)

PG | | Drama | 19 August 2007 (USA)
A thirty-something columnist becomes legal guardian of her Amish sister's five children and ends up 'using' the kids' lives as stories for her column, causing them to feel betrayed, since they had believed she was truly concerned for them.


Michael Landon Jr.


Brian Bird (screenplay), Cindy Kelley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Abigail Mason ... Lyddie Cottrell
Lisa Pepper ... Sarah Cain
Elliott Gould ... Bill Alexander
Yolanda Wood ... Norma
Jennifer O'Dell ... Madison Miller
Tom Tate ... Bryan Ford
Carl Nelson ... Waiter
Micaela Nelligan ... Lady Tourist (as Micaela T. Nelligan)
Tom Markus ... Bishop Stoltzfus
Soren Fulton ... Caleb Cottrell
Danielle C. Ryan ... Anna Mae Cottrell (as Danielle Chuchran)
Tanner Maguire ... Josiah Cottrell
Bailee Madison ... Hannah Cottrell
Tess Harper ... Miriam Esh
John F. Cruz ... Samuel King (as John Cruz)


When Sarah Cain, a self-involved big-city newspaper columnist, travels to Pennsylvania for the funeral of her Amish sister, she soon discovers that she is the legal guardian of her five Amish nieces and nephews. Rather than choose to move to Lancaster County to finish raising them there herself, or let them be separated by the foster care system, Sarah decides to take them with her back to Portland where she believes she can make a new life for them. However, she soon realizes that the modern world has forced them to compromise who they are, and that she has moved them there for all the wrong reasons - a motive which is soon exposed - because secrets can really never be kept secret. In order to find her own redemption, she knows she must make a choice to give them back their lives in Amish Country. And whether she remains part of their lives will have a lot to do with how much she has grown to love them. Written by Redemption Films

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Rated PG for brief teen smoking | See all certifications »

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19 August 2007 | by rfrankssrSee all my reviews

This one is not to be missed. The writing is brilliant, the acting pitch perfect and the direction of Michael Landon Jr. reminds me of why I loved the films of his father. Cultural barriers are so well presented but handled with loving care that it makes you appreciate, or should appreciate, the differences in us all. I lived in Amish country for 17 years and came to love the simple, honest life of these people. And even though differences exist, we all have the same hopes and desires, the love and compassion as human beings, no matter what our exterior looks like. My hat is off to everyone for such a moving production. No spoilers here, just watch the movie. You won't be disappointed.

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Release Date:

19 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Redemption of Sarah Cain See more »

Filming Locations:

Kamas, Utah, USA See more »


Box Office


$2,349,352 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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