Witness (1985)

Witness
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 52mins.
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Keywords Amish, corruption, culture clash, detective, fish-out-of-water, forbidden love, love, mother/son, murder, outsider, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, police, rural, widow
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Paula Cain Costumes n/a 120828 13000003
Michael Hoffman Costumes n/a 120828 13000004
Bette Iverson Hair hairstyles supervisor 120794 13000005
Dallas Dornan Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000002
Shari Feldman Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000001
Eugene Dooley Technical Advisor (police) 537 12000001
John D King Technical Advisor (Amish) 537 12000002
Nora Dunfee Technical Advisor (Amish dialect) 537 12000003
Leland V Crawford Hair hairstyles 120794 13000006
Marie Delrusso Makeup n/a 353 13000007
Allan Bromberg Foley Editor n/a 221 14000004
Barry D Thomas Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000005
Humberto Gatica Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000006
Pamela Bentkowski Foley Editor n/a 221 14000003
Forrest Williams Boom Operator n/a 215 14000002
Michael Hancock Makeup Supervisor n/a 517 13000008
Fred Stafford ADR Supervisor n/a 219 14000001
Ilene Starger Casting Associate n/a 160 10000004
Tom Scott Casting (Lancaster) 179 10000003
Lou Adler Song ("(What a) Wonderful World") 120859 8000006
Paul Chiten Song ("Shocking Behavior") 120859 8000007
Sue Sheridan Song ("Shocking Behavior") 120859 8000008
Herb Alpert Song ("(What a) Wonderful World") 120859 8000005
Sam Cooke Song ("(What a) Wonderful World") 120859 8000004
Humberto Gatica Music music recording mixer 120781 8000002
Richard Stone Music Editor music editor supervisor 214 8000003
Alan Brackett Song ("Party Down") 120859 8000009
Scott Shelly Song ("Party Down") 120859 8000010
Frank L Brown Lead Person leadman 120957 9000004
Dianne Crittenden Casting n/a 179 10000001
Gail Walton Casting (Philadelphia) 179 10000002
Craig Edgar Set Designer set design 202 9000003
John H Anderson Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Greg Chapman Song Performer ("(What a) Wonderful World") 120788 8000011
Stan Jolley Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Robert Knudson Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000007
Robert W Glass Jr. Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000008
Michel Mention Assistant (to Maurice Jarre) 120820 25000001
Eyal Geva Assistant (to Peter Weir) 120820 25000002
Gloria Slate Assistant (to Edward S Feldman and David Bombyk) 120820 25000003
Carlos Acosta Props n/a 120817 24000002
David M Goldman Props n/a 120817 24000001
Robert Krume Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000001
John R Elliott Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Governor Dick Thornburgh Assistant assistance(Pennsylvania) 120820 25000004
Cara Giallanza Production Assistant n/a 275 25000005
Michael Amundsen Apprentice apprentice editor 120976 25000010
Judy Pritchard Other secretary(to Ted Swanson) 120795 26000001
Michael Klastorin Publicity publicist 120789 29000001
Clifford D Hill Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000009
Lynn Stewart Production Assistant n/a 275 25000008
Diane Schneier Production Assistant n/a 275 25000006
Ruth Tighe Production Assistant n/a 275 25000007
Anderson Martin Stunts n/a 240 19000005
Bob Minor Stunts n/a 240 19000004
Frank Howard Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000013
Alan Nineberg Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000014
Andrew G Patterson Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000015
Norval D Crutcher Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000012
Cecelia Hall Sound Effects Editor sound effects editor supervisor 327 14000011
Don Digirolamo Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000009
George Watters II Sound Effects Editor sound effects editor supervisor 327 14000010
Paul Bruce Richardson Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000016
Robin Knight Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Glenn Wilder Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Gary Epper Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000002
Gary Epper Stunts n/a 240 19000003
Sandra Rabins Production Auditor n/a 120815 16000001
Bernie Schwartz Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000004
Gary Tandrow Gaffer n/a 268 15000002
Lawrence K Freeman Electrician bestboy electrician 450 15000003
Maurice Jarre Music n/a 120781 8000001
Joan E Chapman Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
John D King Actor Amish Man 1 1000024
Paul Goss Actor Amish Man 1 1000025
Annemarie Vallerio Actor Amish Woman 1 1000026
Fred Steinharter Actor Amish Man 1 1000023
Emily Mary Haas Actor Amish Woman 1 1000022
Rozwill Young Actor T-Bone 1 1000020
Paul S Nuss Actor Amish Man 1 1000021
Bruce E Camburn Actor Amish Man 1 1000027
William Francis Actor Town Man 1 1000028
Victoria Scott D'Angelo Actor Detective 1 1000033
Richard Chaves Actor Detective 1 1000034
Tim Moyer Actor Detective 1 1000035
Eugene Dooley Actor Detective 1 1000032
Thomas Quinn Actor Male in Garage 1 1000031
Tom W Kennedy Actor Ticket Seller 1 1000029
Ardyth Kaiser Actor Female in Garage 1 1000030
Maria Bradley Actor Schaeffer's Daughter 1 1000019
Marian Swan Actor Mrs Schaeffer 1 1000018
Alexander Godunov Actor Daniel Hochleitner 1 1000006
Danny Glover Actor McFee 1 1000007
Brent Jennings Actor Carter 1 1000008
Jan Rubes Actor Eli Lapp 1 1000005
Lukas Haas Actor Samuel Lapp 1 1000004
Kelly McGillis Actor Rachel Lapp 1 1000002
Josef Sommer Actor Deputy Commissioner Schaeffer 1 1000003
Patti LuPone Actor Elaine 1 1000009
Angus MacInnes Actor Fergie 1 1000010
Ed Crowley Actor Sheriff 1 1000015
Timothy Carhart Actor Zenovich 1 1000016
Sylvia Kauders Actor Tourist Lady 1 1000017
Beverly May Actor Mrs Yoder 1 1000014
John Garson Actor Bishop Tchantz 1 1000013
Frederick Rolf Actor Stolzfus 1 1000011
Viggo Mortensen Actor Moses Hochleitner 1 1000012
Nino Del Buono Actor Detective 1 1000036
James Clark Actor Detective 1 1000037
Pamela Eilerson Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Michael John Meehan Location Manager n/a 193 5000004
Hope Williams Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000005
David McGiffert Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Ted Swanson Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
William Kelley From Story n/a 120870 4000005
Pamela Wallace From Story n/a 120870 4000006
Cynnie Troup Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
John Seale Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Josh Weiner Photography stills 120835 6000006
Bob Noland Color Timer n/a 120921 6000007
Thom Noble Editor n/a 172 7000001
Chaim Kantor Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000005
Bruce MacCallum Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000004
Dan Lerner Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Chuck Clifton Camera Operator camera operator 2nd unit 239 6000003
Earl W Wallace From Story n/a 120870 4000004
William Kelley Story By n/a 120779 4000003
Michael Levering Actor Hoodlum 1 1000042
Cara Giallanza Actor Hoodlum 1 1000043
Anthony Dean Rubes Actor Hoodlum 1 1000044
Robert Earl Jones Actor Custodian 1 1000041
Craig Clement Actor Detective 1 1000040
Joseph Kelly Actor Detective 1 1000038
Norman Carter Actor Detective 1 1000039
Bernie Styles Actor Counterman 1 1000045
Blossom Terry Actor Mother in Station 1 1000046
Wendy Weir Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
William Kelley Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Earl W Wallace Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
David Bombyk Co-Producer n/a 170 3000002
Edward Feldman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jennifer Mancuso Actor Little Girl 1 1000047
Peter Weir Director n/a 2 2000001
Harrison Ford Actor John Book 1 1000001
Synopsis
A young Amish boy, visiting Philadelphia with his widowed mother, witnesses a murder. When the detective on the case discovers a police cover-up, he realizes his, the boy's and the mother's lives are in jeopardy. He hides out in Amish country, living amongst the community and having to abide by their peaceful customs.Things get more complicated when he falls in love with the young widow. But, soon the idyllic life is shattered when the villains discover his whereabouts.