Plain truth [videorecording] /

by Tabak, Matthew; Shapiro, Paul; Pill, Alison; Hargitay, Mariska; Niklas, Jan; Trotter, Kate; McClure, Alec; Bockstael, Robert; Lapaglia, Jonathan; Greene, David; Pacek, Michael; Laferrière, Yves; Picoult, Jodi; Arts and Entertainment Network; New Video Group; Lifetime Television (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [United States] : A & E Television Networks : Distributed by New Video, c2010Description: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1422987884; 9781422987889.Language note: Closed-captioned.Subject(s): Trials (Infanticide) -- Drama | Teenage girls -- Drama | Amish -- Pennsylvania -- Drama | Criminal procedure -- Pennsylvania -- Drama | Pennsylvania | Detective and mystery television programs | Made-for-TV movies | Television adaptations | Fiction television programs | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Detective and mystery television programs | Drama | Fiction television programs | Made-for-TV movies | Television adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Alison Pill, Mariska Hargitay, Jan Niklas, Kate Trotter, Alec McClure, Robert Bockstael, Jonathan Lapaglia.Summary: A newborn is found dead in a peaceful Amish farming community. Was it a tragic accident, or murder? That's the shocking question facing Ellie Harrison, a high-profile criminal lawyer who ditches her self-indulgent city life to head to rural Pennsylvania, where she must defend the Amish teenager accused of killing her own baby.
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A lawyer immerses herself in an unfamiliar culture to represent an unusual client in this made-for-TV drama. Katie (Alison Pill) is an 18-year-old girl who lives in a small Amish community in the Pennsylvania farm country. When a newborn baby is found dead, police suspect foul play, and Katie is accused of having given birth to the child, then taking its life. Katie protests her innocence on both charges, and Ellie Harrison (Mariska Hargitay), a tough and well-respected attorney, is brought in to defend her in court. Ellie discovers she's a big-city fish out of water among Katie's family as she uncovers a number of untold stories in a community that has cut itself off from the world, and learns a few things about herself as well. Produced for the Lifetime cable network, Plain Truth first aired on October 4, 2004. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

DVD; Dolby Digital, stereo.

Closed-captioned.

Title from container.

Alison Pill, Mariska Hargitay, Jan Niklas, Kate Trotter, Alec McClure, Robert Bockstael, Jonathan Lapaglia.

Director of photography, David Greene; editor, Michael Pacek; music, Yves Laferriere.

Originally broadcast as a made-for-tv movie on Lifetime in 2004.

Based on the novel by Jody Picoult.

A newborn is found dead in a peaceful Amish farming community. Was it a tragic accident, or murder? That's the shocking question facing Ellie Harrison, a high-profile criminal lawyer who ditches her self-indulgent city life to head to rural Pennsylvania, where she must defend the Amish teenager accused of killing her own baby.

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