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Witness (1985)  link to Witness on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 2052

poster Witness

IMDb Rating:
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7.4/10 (79141 votes)

Country: USA, 112 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, German

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, Romance

Director(s): Peter Weir

Video Codec: Unknown

An 8 year old Amish boy and his mother are traveling to Philadelphia, on their way to visit the mother's sister. While waiting at the train station, the young boy witnesses a brutal murder inside one of the bathroom stalls. Police detective John Book is assigned to investigate the murder of the man, who was a undercover cop. Soon after, Book finds out that he's in great danger when the culprits know about his investigation and hides out in the Amish community. There, he learns the way of living among the Amish locals, which consists of non-violence and agriculture. Book soon starts a romance with the mother of the little boy, but their romance is forbidden by the Amish standards. But, it's not long before the bad guys find out Book's whereabouts.



photo Harrison Ford Harrison Ford John Book
photo Kelly McGillis Kelly McGillis Rachel
photo Josef Sommer Josef Sommer Schaeffer
photo Lukas Haas Lukas Haas Samuel
photo Jan Rubes Jan Rubes Eli Lapp

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1