Witness Poster

Release Date: February 8th, 1985

DVD Release Date: June 29th, 1999

R|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
After witnessing a brutal murder, young Amish boy Samuel (Lukas Haas) and his mother Rachel (Kelly McGillis) seek protection from police officer John Book (Harrison Ford). When Book uncovers evidence of police corruption involving narcotics lieutenant James McFee (Danny Glover), Book must take Rachel and Samuel, and flee to the Amish countryside where Rachel grew up. There, immersed in Amish culture and tradition, Book and Rachel begin a cautious romance.

Cast: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Alexander Godunov, Josef Sommer, Lukas Haas, Jan Rubes, Danny Glover, Patti LuPone

Director: Peter Weir

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Police officer, Temptation, Mother, Mystery, Police station, Tense, Son, Escape, 1980s, Murder

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Awards

Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
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Nominated Directing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Art Direction
Winner Score for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Winner Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)