Witness

Witness

DVD - 2005
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An Amish boy witnesses a murder, and the cop on the case discovers it's part of a conspiracy in his department. Includes all-new special features including a five part documentary and much more.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2005]
Edition: Special collector's ed. Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD WIT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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lukasevansherman
Aug 14, 2016

"Goodbye John Book."
Hands down the best Amish kid witnesses a murder and then the cop investigating has to hide out with the Amish and falls in love with the boy's mother, but they can never be together because they're from different worlds movie. Harrison Ford was primarily known for Indiana Jones and Han Solo at this point, so it was a bit of a departure for him. Lukas Haas is adorable as the kid, Kelly McGillis good as the Amish woman, and Danny Glover in a rare villain role. Look for Viggo Mortensen in his first film as an Amish guy. Directed by Peter Weir, who would also work with Ford in "The Mosquito Coast."

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Staggerwing
Jul 03, 2015

After reading the book, Amish Confidential this movie had more meaning.

It is action packed with some romance thrown in but clearly depicts the difference between "The English" and the Amish lifestyles.

In reality the events in this movie could happen in real life and force a member of the Amish into "The English" world very quickly.

Great acting by all.

SpeedReader14 Jun 19, 2013

Not the greatest film of all time, but if you want a good action flick for a night in, Witness delivers.

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smurray13
Sep 12, 2012

This film is alright but a bit slow. Definitely nothing great.

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ausnos
May 09, 2012

Once again, Harrison Ford puts on a strong performance. The whole movie is very intense with a lot of strong visuals, and the storyline is poignant as well. I recommend this to Harrison Ford fans.

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Liber_vermis
Feb 28, 2012

Who is more effective, the Amish youth who turns the other cheek to town bullies, or the main character who continues the cycle of violence by beating the bullies into submission? At first the final scene is a surprise - but later thought makes it the "right" conclusion. This movie draws a razor-sharp contrast between pacifist and violent ways of life that can be expanded onto the stage of international relations.

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paulmckinstry
Feb 12, 2012

Excellent movie - One of my all-time favourites! It always bothered me that he didn't stay with the Amish at the conclusion of the movie, but as I age, I can see Book's rationale.

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Nguyen75
Aug 13, 2011

Nice, interesting movie. Recommended.

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ladyhawk
Mar 30, 2008

Interesting to get a glimpse into the lives of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Not sure how true the depiction was, though.

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Liber_vermis
Feb 15, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Many

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Liber_vermis
Feb 15, 2012

Sexual Content: Brief gratuitous female nudity

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Liber_vermis
Feb 15, 2012

Violence: Several shooting deaths and a throat slitting

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