Harvest of Fire (1996)

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At first glance, the made-for-TV Harvest of Fire would seem to be a gender-switch variation on the theatrical feature Witness (1985), but it is much more than that. Assigned to investigate the possibility of a hate crime when three barns are burned in an Amish community in Iowa, FBI agent Sally Russwell (Lolita Davidovich) is given a far-from-warm welcome by the locals when she arrives at the scene of the crime. Shunned as one of "the English" -- that is, an outsider -- Sally is able to gain the confidence only of entrepreneurial Amish widow Annie Beiler (Patty Duke), who is as curious and inquisitive about the outside world as Sally is of Annie's world. The shaky but solid bond formed between the two women enables Sally to proceed with her investigation -- and, in the process, to expose several unpleasant secrets concerning the tightly-knit community. An Emmy Award winner for Best Sound Mixing, Harvest of Fire was first telecast as a CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" special on April 21, 1996.
Rating:
PG (adult situations)
Genre:
Drama , Television
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Hallmark Entertainment

Cast

Patty Duke
as Annie Beiler
Lolita Davidovich
as Sally Russell
J.A. Preston
as Sheriff Garrison
Eric Mabius
as Sam Hostetler
James Read
as Scott
Tom Aldredge
as Jacob Hostetler
Wesley Addy
as Bishop Lapp
Gabriel Mann
as John Beiler
Craig Wasson
as Philip Dixon
Bette Henritze
as Mary Lapp
Gary Bisig
as Amos Zook
Nicholas Downs
as Son of Zook
Madeleine Potter
as Miriam Zook
Pamela Sam
as Irene Yoder
Marta Kristen
as Martha Troyer
Peter McRobbie
as Reuben Troyer
Jennifer Garner
as Sarah Troyer
Sam Trammell
as Simon Troyer
Isa Thomas
as Barbara
Jeff Kizer
as Lester
Joel De Somber
as David Beiler
Sam Huntington
as Nathan Hostetler
Gabriel Mick
as John Beiler
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Explores the friendship between two very different women.

Full Review… | August 27, 2002
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