Picket Fences (1992–1996)
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To Forgive Is Divine 

A young Amish girl, Hannah Beiler, is attacked in the streets of Rome and raped, but the Amish community decide not to press charges against the rapist because of their religious beliefs of... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Skerritt

Writers:

David E. Kelley (created by), Ursula Wendel

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Skerritt ... Sheriff Jimmy Brock
Kathy Baker ... Dr. Jill Brock
Costas Mandylor ... Kenny Lacos
Lauren Holly ... Maxine Stewart
Holly Marie Combs ... Kimberly Brock
Justin Shenkarow ... Matthew Brock
Adam Wylie ... Zachary Brock
Fyvush Finkel ... Douglas Wambaugh
Kelly Connell ... Carter Pike
Ray Walston ... Judge Henry Bone
Henry Woronicz ... Joseph Beiler
Kelli Williams ... Hannah Mary Beiler
Bernard Kates Bernard Kates ... Eli
Caroline Lagerfelt ... Marta Beiler
Christopher Allport ... Walter Mott
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A young Amish girl, Hannah Beiler, is attacked in the streets of Rome and raped, but the Amish community decide not to press charges against the rapist because of their religious beliefs of tolerance and being forbidden to swear oaths. An attempt is made to force Hannah to testify against her rapist but she refuses, on the grounds of her religious convictions. With no other options or evidence, Sheriff Brock has to let the rapist go free. Shortly after this, a second girl, Peggy Patterson, is also raped by the same man. This time, the guy is put behind bars but Peggy's parents, incensed that the Amish people's actions indirectly led to their daughter's rape, take the unusual step of suing the Amish. The Amish hire Wambaugh to defend them in court. Kenny tries to counsel Hannah, confiding in her that his sister was raped the year previous. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title comes from the often quoted proverb: To err is human, to forgive is divine See more »

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References Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »

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