Witness | 1985

Drama, Crime
A veteran detective must protect a young Amish boy who witnessed a murder.
Director: Peter Weir
Awards: 2 Oscar wins. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... John Book

Actor

... Rachel Lapp

Actor

... Deputy Commissioner Schaeffer

Actor

... Samuel Lapp

Actor

... Eli Lapp

Actor

... Daniel Hochleitner

Actor

... McFee

Actor

... Carter

Actor

... Elaine

Actor

... Fergie

Actor

... Stolzfus

Actor

... Moses Hochleitner

Actor

Company

Edward S Feldman Company

Production Company

Pacific Title & Art Studio

Production Company

Production Company

Pennsylvania Department of Commerce

Production Company

Production Company

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.

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