A big city cop. A small country boy. They have nothing in common... but a murder.
|You Save:||$0.49 (3% Off)|
Available: Usually ships in 3-5 business days
Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 12, 2017
- Originally Released: 1985
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region A
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Harrison Ford & Kelly McGillis|
|Performer:||Alexander Godunov, Lukas Haas, Timothy Carhart, Brent Jennings, Josef Sommer, Danny Glover, Patti Lupone, Angus MacInnes, Frederick Rolf, Viggo Mortensen & Ed Crowley|
|Directed by||Peter Weir|
|Edited by||Thom Noble|
|Screenwriting by||Earl W. Wallace, William Kelley & Pamela Wallace|
|Composition by||Maurice Jarre|
|Produced by||Edward S. Feldman|
|Director of Photography:||John Seale|
Academy Awards 1985 - Best Film Editing
Academy Awards 1985 - Best Original Screenplay: Earl W. Wallace, Pamela Wallace & William Kelley
...A gentle, affecting story of star-crossed lovers...
Rating: 5/5 -- A back-of-beyond thriller from Weir, who turns his sharp eye incisively on America's cosy heartland. Full Review
My favourite Peter Weir film, Witness is something special...Three years after Blade Runner, Harrison Ford is at his best, while Kelly McGillis in her second film role, exudes a Grace Kelly-like serenity. Full Review
A moderately effective, highly affected thriller. Full Review
Witness warms up as the attraction builds between Ford, McGillis and Haas -- all performing excellently through this portion. Full Review
What saves "Witness" is its cast, and Weir's artistry in orchestrating and modulating their performances. Full Review
Australian Peter Weir's first Hollywood film tells the story of John Book (Harrison Ford), a Philadelphia cop whose life is altered while trying to help Rachel (Kelly McGillis), an Amish woman, and her son Samuel (Lukas Haas), who witnesses a murder in a Philadelphia train station bathroom. After discovering that the murder was committed by a member of his force, Book travels to Lancaster County with Rachel and Samuel and poses as a member of the Amish community to hide from his murderous police peers. While there, love blooms between Rachel and Book, and he finds himself drawn in by the honesty and simplicity of the old-world Amish lifestyle. Fine performances and beautiful cinematography are prevalent throughout.
A romantic thriller about a tough urban cop who falls in love with an Amish women while hiding out in Pennsylvania Dutch country. When Detective John Book discovers that the police department may be responsible for the brutal murder he is investigating, Book realizes that both his life and that of Samuel Lapp, the young Amish boy who witnessed the murder, are in danger. Laying low in Lancaster County with Samuel's family, Book finds himself increasingly drawn to the boy's mother, a lovely young widow named Rachel. Though Book grows to cherish the simple ways of the Amish, the gulf between Rachel's culture and his own remains a formidable barrier to their romance.
Action | Classic | Law / Lawyers | Romance | Suspense | Thriller | Love Story | Recommended | Bucolic | Theatrical Release | Essential Cinema
- Filmed entirely in Lancaster County and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and with the assistance of the Pennsylvania Film Bureau Department of Commerce.
- The film is in memory of Tom Scott.
- Lenses and Panaflex cameras by Panavision. Scoring at Record Plant Scoring; Titles and opticals by Pacific Title; sound rerecorded at Todd-AO.
- The Amish advisor was John D. King and the Amish dialect consultant was Nora Dunfee. Police advisor was Captain Eugene Dooley of the Philadelphia Police Department.
- Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Harrison Ford. Academy Awards: Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing.
Star Trek: Voyager - Complete Series (47-DVD)
Midnight Movie Madness: 50-Movie Collection (10-DVD)
$10.98 BLACK FRIDAY