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In Peter Weir's thriller Witness, Samuel (Lukas Haas), a young Amish boy, witnesses a murder in the restroom of a Philadelphia bus station. Harrison Ford stars as John Book, the police detective investigating the murder. When Book discovers that the crime was part of a conspiracy involving several officials in his department, he flees Philadelphia to the Amish community where Samuel lives with his widowed mother, Rachel (Kelly McGillis). Slowly assimilating himself into the Amish community, Book eventually finds himself falling in love with Rachel in the midst of his investigation. Eventually, the corrupt police track Book down, and he is forced to confront them, while also trying to protect Rachel and Samuel. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Seale Best Cinematography 1985 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stan Jolley Best Art Direction 1985 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Thom Noble Best Editing 1985 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Harrison Ford Best Actor 1985 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Harrison Ford Best Actor 1985 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Anderson Best Art Direction 1985 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Maurice Jarre Best Score 1985 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Maurice Jarre Best Score 1985 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Peter Weir Best Director 1985 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Peter Weir Best Director 1985 Nominee
Edgar Allan Poe Awards Pamela Wallace Best Screenplay 1985 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Pamela Wallace Best Original Screenplay 1985 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ed Feldman Best Picture 1985 Nominee

Cast

Harrison Ford
as John Book
Kelly McGillis
as Rachel
Josef Sommer
as Paul Schaeffer
Lukas Haas
as Samuel
Jan Rubes
as Eli Lapp
Alexander Godunov
as Daniel Hochleitner
Danny Glover
as McFee
Brent Jennings
as Carter
Patti LuPone
as Elaine
Nino del Buono
as Detective
Blossom Terry
as Mother in Station
Michael Gwynne
Tim Moyer
as Detective
Dianne Crittenden
Robert Earl Jones
as Custodian
Thomas Quinn
as Couple in Garage
Ardyth Kaiser
as Couple in Garage
Rozwill Young
as T-Bone
Tom Kennedy
as Ticket Seller
Richard Chaves
as Detective
Ed Crowley
as Sheriff
Viggo Mortensen
as Moses Hochleitner
Sylvia Kauders
as Tourist Lady
Craig Clement
as Detective
Fred Steinharter
as Amish
Eugene Dooley
as Detective
Maria Bradley
as Schaeffer's Daughter
Timothy Carhart
as Zenovich
Bernie Styles
as Counterman
Angus MacInnes
as Fergie
Michael Levering
as Hoodlum
Frederick Rolf
as Stolzfus
James Clark
as Detective
Annemarie Vallerio
as Amish
Norman Carter
as Detective
Paul Goss
as Amish
Cara Giallanza
as Hoodlum
John Garson
as Bishop Tchantz

Crew

Peter Weir
Director
Ed Feldman
Producer
Pamela Wallace
Screen Story
John Seale
Cinematographer
Maurice Jarre
Composer (Music Score)
Thom Noble
Editor
Stan Jolley
Production Designer
David Bombyk
Co-producer
Wendy Weir
Associate Producer
Dallas Dornan
Costume Designer
Shari Feldman
Costume Designer
Glenn Wilder
Stunts
Gary Epper
Stunts
Dianne Crittenden
Casting
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