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A wonderfully entertaining thriller within an unusual setting, with Harrison Ford delivering a surprisingly emotive and sympathetic performance. Read critic reviews

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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 & Crew

Harrison Ford
Det. Capt. John Book
Alexander Godunov
Daniel Hochleitner
Josef Sommer
Chief Paul Schaeffer
Lukas Haas
Samuel Lapp
Jan Rubes
Eli Lapp
Danny Glover
Det. Lt. James McFee
Viggo Mortensen
Moses Hochleitner
Pamela Wallace
Screenwriter
Earl W. Wallace
Screenwriter
William Kelley
Screenwriter
David Bombyk
Co-Producer
Wendy Stites
Associate Producer
Maurice Jarre
Original Music
John Seale
Cinematographer
Thom Noble
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  • Feb 16, 2021
    Big city police detective (Harrison Ford) hides out on an Amish farm while investigating a dangerous bit of a police corruption scandal. The sparks fly in this deceptively amiable fish-out-of-water tale when the farmer's daughter (Kelly McGinnis) takes notice of how well the big city boy compares with the usual "plain" local variety farm boys. Like a nice homemade sandwich on a perfect Sunday afternoon this becomes a satisfying treat of a film.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2018
    Even if it feels like the plot drags for too long in an effort to build a bucolic romance in its second act, this is a engaging thriller that offers a very respectful look at a secluded community, with a suspenseful climax and Harrison Ford in one of his finest performances.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 21, 2016
    Ford is very good but the movie is riddled with problems. The romance, complete with that awful "breast exposure" scene, is so unconvincing that it renders the rest of the movie dramatically inert.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 30, 2014
    I am sure that it impressed when it was released, however today Witness feels very dated, slow, and a bit underwhelming. Nonetheless, one can appreciate the film for its unique storyline, even if the quality of the film doesn't do it justice. I was expecting more. Harrison Ford does impress, as he always does, but no real surprises here.
    Matthew Samuel M Super Reviewer

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