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An Amish Murder (2013)

A murder investigation in her hometown triggers deep-seated emotions in an Ohio police chief who came from the Amish community.

Director:

Stephen Gyllenhaal

Writers:

Mark Malone (teleplay by), Linda Castillo (based on the novel "Sworn to Silence" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neve Campbell ... Kate Burkholder
Noam Jenkins ... John Tomasetti
Jilon VanOver ... Lucas Holst
Christian Campbell ... Jacob Burkholder
Irone Singleton ... Glock Nichols
Alec McClure Alec McClure ... T.J. Banks
Linda Kash ... Mona
Mary Krohnert ... Sarah Burkholder
C. Thomas Howell ... Nathan Detrick
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Chuck 'Skid' Skidmore
Patrick Garrow ... Lieutenant Anderson
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Doc Coblenz
Duane Murray ... Mayor Auggie Brock
Billy MacLellan ... Daniel Lapp
Brad Borbridge Brad Borbridge ... Mr. Waring
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Storyline

Sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community of Painters Mill, Ohio. A young Amish girl, Katie Burkholder, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Murders. In the aftermath of the killings, the town was left with a sense of fragility, a loss of innocence, and for Katie, the realization that she no longer belonged with the Amish. Now, a wealth of experience later, Kate Burkholder is back. Her Amish roots and big city law enforcement background make her the perfect candidate for Chief of Police. She's certain she's come to terms with her past--until the first body is discovered in a snowy field. Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to name him, she would betray both her family and her Amish past and expose a dark secret that could destroy her. Written by Anonymous.

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Some secrets are too terrible to reveal. Some crimes are too unspeakable to solve.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

6 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sworn to Silence See more »

Filming Locations:

Schomberg, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Lifetime Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Based on the novel 'Sworn to Silence' by Linda Castillo See more »

Goofs

The sheriff introduces Tomasetti to the mayor and calls him by his first name. Even though they had met before, the sheriff doesn't remember it so he wouldn't know what his first name is. See more »

Quotes

John Tomasetti: Oh man, I'm so glad. It's just that I thought you were one of those horrible... you know, boring... But your a stiff because you're... Amish.
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Great subject, ineptly handled
9 August 2013 | by ashawguySee all my reviews

Only LMN could take a great concept like an Amish murder investigated by a shunned Amish cop and film it like a romantic LMN Christmas special. I guess they only have one way of treating cinematography and only know one style of background music. I kept waiting for a wounded lost war hero to show up. He would then reclaim his lost love. Next scene the marriage in front of the Christmas tree.

There are famous actors. There are fine performances. Interesting culture clashes.There is such potential for a riveting mystery. In my opinion LMN turned a great concept and story line into romantically filmed pap.


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