Director: Peter Weir Cast: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer

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In Peter Weir's thriller Witness, Samuel (Lukas Haas), a young Amish boy, witnesses a murder in the restroom of a Philadelphia bus station. Harrison Ford stars as John Book, the police detective investigating the murder. When Book discovers that the crime was part of a conspiracy involving several officials in his department, he flees Philadelphia to the Amish community where Samuel lives with his widowed mother, Rachel (Kelly McGillis). Slowly assimilating himself into the Amish community, Book eventually finds himself falling in love with Rachel in the midst of his investigation. Eventually, the corrupt police track Book down, and he is forced to confront them, while also trying to protect Rachel and Samuel.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/2017
UPC: 0032429281258
Original Release: 1985
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 2,956

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harrison Ford John Book
Kelly McGillis Rachel
Josef Sommer Paul Schaeffer
Lukas Haas Samuel
Jan Rubes Eli Lapp
Alexander Godunov Daniel Hochleitner
Danny Glover McFee
Brent Jennings Carter
Patti LuPone Elaine
Dianne Crittenden Actor
Nino del Buono Detective
Michael Gwynne Actor
Tom Kennedy Ticket Seller
John D. King Amish
Angus MacInnes Fergie
Frederick Rolf Stolzfus
Viggo Mortensen Moses Hochleitner
John Garson Bishop Tchantz
Beverly W. May Mrs. Yoder
Ed Crowley Sheriff
Timothy Carhart Zenovich
Sylvia Kauders Tourist Lady
Marian Swan Mrs. Schaeffer
Maria Bradley Schaeffer's Daughter
Rozwill Young T-Bone
Paul S. Nuss Amish
Emily Mary Haas Amish
Fred Steinharter Amish
Paul Goss Amish
Annemarie Vallerio Amish
Bruce E. Camburn Amish
William Francis Town Man
Thomas Quinn Couple in Garage
Ardyth Kaiser Couple in Garage
Eugene Dooley Detective
Victoria Scott D'Angelo Detective
Richard Chaves Detective
Tim Moyer Detective
Joseph Kelly Detective
Norman Carter Detective
Craig Clement Detective
Robert Earl Jones Custodian
Michael Levering Hoodlum
Cara Giallanza Hoodlum
Anthony Dean Rubes Hoodlum
Bernie Styles Counterman
Jennifer Mancuso Little Girl
Blossom Terry Mother in Station
James Clark Detective

Technical Credits
Peter Weir Director
John Anderson Set Decoration/Design
David Bombyk Co-producer
Dianne Crittenden Casting
Dallas Dornan Costumes/Costume Designer
John R. Elliott Special Effects
Gary Epper Stunts
Ed Feldman Producer
Shari Feldman Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael A. Hancock Makeup
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Stan Jolley Production Designer
William Kelley Original Story,Screenwriter
Thom Noble Editor
John Seale Cinematographer
Ted Adams Swanson Production Manager
Earl W. Wallace Original Story,Screenwriter
Pamela Wallace Original Story
Wendy Weir Associate Producer
Glenn Wilder Stunts

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Funeral Rites [2:44]
2. The Journey [3:04]
3. Material Witness [4:02]
4. John Book [3:30]
5. Positive I.D. [2:49]
6. Watch Your Back [6:33]
7. Gun of the Hand [3:47]
8. Plain John [7:08]
9. Honest Work [2:25]
10. Breaking the Rules [9:44]
11. Barn Raising [3:20]
12. The Storm [3:52]
13. Lost the Meaning [2:32]
14. Twilight [3:45]
15. It's Over [1:36]
16. Be Careful Among the English [6:10]

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4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Good acting especially by Harrison Ford and Lukas Haas, like the cinematography and of course the soundtrack was really good. The music reminded me a little bit of Blade Runner for some reason, which is also another really good soundtrack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw Witness in the movies way back and loved it then. I bought the tape and recently bought the DVD. Harrison Ford plays a Chicago cop who accidentially becomes involved with an Amish family due to the amish boy witnessing a murder. Kelly McGinnis is awesome. The outcome of the movie is of course the good guy wins, but I was always very disappointed that Ford and McGinnis characters didn't take a chance with each other. Yes I know, so chickish, but Im a chick!! Can (and have) watched this movie many many times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree with the other reviews here, adding that this remains one of my all-time favorite movies, and I see a lot of movies! It is haunting and mesmerizing and gorgeously filmed. It is also one of Viggo Mortensen's first films. Can you spot him?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
having lived near where this film took place, i must credit the director, actors & writers with getting it right. the Amish are a wonderful people and were very accurately portrayed, including the local accent. of course Harrison Ford was superb, as usual. the plot was believable and kept you wondering throughout the movie, how will it end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very well acted and directed film. Danny Glover is great in a rare villain role and harrison Ford gives one of the more nuanced performances of his great career. I was perhaps most impressed with the perfomance of Lucas Haas as the title character. He brought a lot of depth to a character considering he has few lines. I appreciate that Ford and Mcgillis cannot be together in the end. It seems more realistic, allowing for a healthy respect of people from two very different societies.
cottontail More than 1 year ago
Great film that holds your interest through the entire movie. Interesting blend of the Amish culture with the suspense and murder. Harrison Ford is great! Very well done, highly recommend this movie.
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