Witness

90
  • R
A Philadelphia police detective investigating a murder witnessed by a young Amish boy takes refuge with the boy's family when the killers, fellow officers, come after them. Effective thriller in a unique setting!
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A Philadelphia police detective investigating a murder witnessed by a young Amish boy takes refuge with the boy's family when the killers, fellow officers, come after them. Effective thriller in a unique setting!

Original Release

02/08/1985

US Release

02/08/1985

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Cast

Harrison Ford John Book / Det. Capt. John Book
Kelly McGillis Rachel / Rachel Lapp
Josef Sommer Schaeffer / Chief Paul Schaeffer
Lukas Haas Samuel / Samuel Lapp
Jan Rubes Eli Lapp
Alexander Godunov Daniel Hochleitner
Danny Glover McFee
Brent Jennings Carter
Patti LuPone Elaine
Angus MacInnes Fergie
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Peter Weir

Writers

Earl W. Wallace, William Kelley, Pamela Wallace

Cast

Harrison Ford John Book / Det. Capt. John Book
Kelly McGillis Rachel / Rachel Lapp
Josef Sommer Schaeffer / Chief Paul Schaeffer
Lukas Haas Samuel / Samuel Lapp
Jan Rubes Eli Lapp
Alexander Godunov Daniel Hochleitner
Danny Glover McFee
Brent Jennings Carter
Patti LuPone Elaine
Angus MacInnes Fergie
Frederick Rolf Stoltzfus
Viggo Mortensen Moses Hochleitner
John Garson Bishop Tchantz
Beverly May Mrs. Yoder
Ed Crowley Sheriff
Timothy Carhart Zenovich
Sylvia Kauders Tourist Lady
Robert Earl Jones Custodian
LaVerne Shank Young Amish Man
Nancy Kirk Crying Amish Woman at Funeral

Producers

Editors

Thom Noble

1986 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Won
1986 Oscar Best Cinematography Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Film Editing Won
1986 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
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