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The Shunning (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 16 April 2011
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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.

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Michael Landon Jr.

Writers:

Chris Easterly (teleplay), Beverly Lewis (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sherry Stringfield ... Laura Mayfield-Bennett
Sarah Maine Sarah Maine ... Jessica
Willie Stratford Willie Stratford ... Theodore (as Willie James Stratford Jr.)
Danielle Panabaker ... Katie Lapp
Jason Loughlin Jason Loughlin ... Benjamin Lapp
Sandra Elise Williams ... Rebecca Lapp (as Sandra W. Van Natta)
Bill Oberst Jr. ... Samuel Lapp
Wyatt Lanier ... Jacob Beiler (as Jackson Wyatt Lanier)
Burgess Jenkins ... Bishop John Beiler
Dalton Parrish Dalton Parrish ... Hickory John Beiler
David Topp ... Daniel Fisher
Richard Fullerton ... Ephram Yoder
Nancy Saunders ... Ella Mae Zook
Rachel St. Gelais ... Benjamin's Daughter
Jana Allen ... Amanda
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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.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Based on the first novel in Beverly Lewis' "The Heritage of Lancaster County" trilogy. See more »

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Samuel and Rebecca Lapp wear wedding rings, but the rules of Old Order Amish living (called the Ordnung) forbid personal jewelry. Samuel's beard should be the only sign of marriage between them. See more »

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Followed by The Confession (2013) See more »

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A young Amish woman finds out she is adopted.
24 September 2012 | by lilajoysdSee all my reviews

I thought that though it was not 100% true to the book, it did follow it pretty well for the time crunch. I did notice some things that were not true to the Amish, but it is also a hard thing to tell because many of the orders differ in their rules. I really enjoyed seeing Danielle Panabaker as Katie, I thought she expressed the emotions of the situation strongly! The entire cast was strong, with the exception of David Topp, who was okay, but seemed young for the roll, and was nothing like the young man described. Over all I felt like it was a nice transition to the screen and very worth watching if you are a Beverly Lewis fan.


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