Inspired by true incidents, HARVEST OF FIRE is generally well staged, insufferably well-intentioned, and ultimately uninteresting. Trying to embody the pure-in-spirit Amish, the cast becomes unintentionally condescending, as if their research into unworldliness had gotten mixed up with a
study of village idiocy. When young Turk critics slam Hallmark Hall of Fame presentations, it's this species of lofty TV special they're lamenting.
Stung by relationship crises with her live-in boyfriend, Scot (James Read), self-centered career Fed Sally Russell (Lolita Davidovich) is reluctant to take a charter plane to a case in the boondocks of Iowa, where age-old tranquility...