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Witness

R

8 Feb 1985

1 hr 53 min

Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

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A big city cop. A small country boy. They have nothing in common...but a murder.
A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly assimilates despite his urban grit and forges a romantic bond with the child's beautiful mother.

Details

Status: Released
Country: USA
Languages: German, English
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 26 nominations.
Budget: $12M

Direction

Peter Weir

Production

Edward S. Feldman (Producer)

Writing

(Screenplay)
(Screenplay)

Production Companies

Paramount Pictures

Acting

Harrison Ford (as Det. Capt. John Book)
Kelly McGillis (as Rachel Lapp)
Josef Sommer (as Chief Paul Schaeffer)
Lukas Haas (as Samuel Lapp)
Jan Rubes (as Eli Lapp)
Alexander Godunov (as Daniel Hochleitner)
Danny Glover (as McFee)
Brent Jennings (as Carter)
Patti LuPone (as Elaine)
Angus MacInnes (as Fergie)
Frederick Rolf (as Stoltzfus)
Viggo Mortensen (as Moses Hochleitner)
John Garson (as Bishop Tchantz)
Beverly May (as Mrs. Yoder)
Ed Crowley (as Sheriff)
Timothy Carhart (as Zenovich)
Sylvia Kauders (as Tourist Lady)
Robert Earl Jones (as Custodian)

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