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Saving Sarah Cain (2007)

PG | | Drama | 19 August 2007 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Michael Landon Jr.

Writers:

Brian Bird (screenplay), Cindy Kelley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Rated PG for brief teen smoking | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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 »

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Budget:

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

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The character mannerisms and wardrobe for 'Elliot Gould''s newspaper editor character are based on Tim Fitzpatrick, a deputy editor at The Salt Lake Tribune. Fitzpatrick's father is a former publisher of the newspaper. When the crew arrived to film scenes in the Tribune newsroom, they loved Fitzpatrick's look so much they copied it down to the last detail. See more »

Quotes

Caleb Cottrell: We're not in Lancaster County anymore.
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Words and Music by Jill Phillips
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A respectful but somewhat inauthentic film
5 July 2008 | by ghost-34See all my reviews

"Saving Sarah Cain" is a respectful look at a Pennsylvania Amish community. Like the film "Witness", it assumes that its characters are rational people with understandable motives for the choices they make, rather than members of an altogether alien world. There is a minor problem with the attributed location of the story. Although the movie was filmed partly in Lancaster County, PA, a comment is made that Pittsburgh (not Philadelphia) is "the nearest big city". This only makes sense if the characters are members of the New Wilmington, PA Amish community, or of nearby towns. The Western Pennsylvania Amish are a thriving and interesting bunch, and authenticity here would have added to the flavor of the film.


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