The Shunning (2011)

TV Movie   |  Not Rated   |    |  Drama

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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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  • Bill Oberst Jr. in THE SHUNNING. The film, directed by Michael Landon Jr. for The Hallmark Channel, is slated for air in spring 2011. More at
  • Wyatt with Burgess Jenkins who plays his father in The Shunning.
  • Wyatt with Michael Landon, Jr., Director of The Shunning
  • On set of Hallmark's The Shunning, directed by Michael Landon Jr. L-R Rachel St. Gelais, Addy Miller, Renee St. Gelais, Dalton Parrish and Wyatt (?)
  • Wyatt with Danielle Panabaker (Katie Lapp in The Shunning)
  • On set filming The Shunning.

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Michael Landon Jr.


Chris Easterly (teleplay), Beverly Lewis (novel)


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17 September 2011 | dldnfoote
I bought this movie simply because Sherry Stringfield was listed in the cast. I watched it with my 16 year old daughter who is also adopted. She loved the story. I loved the premise of the story. We even found the whole illegal adoption part to be believable. I am also versed in Amish tradition but did not allow anything to detract from the story being told. I was disappointed because there were so many things left hanging. I would have loved to see more in regards to the Bishop's family dynamics. I would have loved to know more about how Laura went from dire straits to heiress. I really would have loved to see a physical connection with Laura and Katie to see where that relationship would have gone. And I really, really would have loved seeing Daniel and Katie finding each other again. Guess I am going to have to read the book. Sigh. However, many MANY kudos to Michael Landon, Jr. for attempting to bring back family friendly television viewing. He succeeded in MY house.

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