An 8 year old Amish boy and his mother are traveling to Philadelphia, on their way to visit the mother's sister. While waiting at the train station, the young boy witnesses a brutal murder inside one of the bathroom stalls. Police detective John Book is assigned to investigate the murder of the man, who was a undercover cop. Soon after, Book finds out that he's in great danger when the culprits know about his investigation and hides out in the Amish community. There, he learns the way of living among the Amish locals, which consists of non-violence and agriculture. Book soon starts a romance with the mother of the little boy, but their romance is forbidden by the Amish standards. But, it's not long before the bad guys find out Book's whereabouts. Written by
Harrison Ford is John Book - A big city cop who knows too much. His only evidence: a small boy who's seen too much...
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joined the Philadelphia Police Department in preparation for the movie. He even joined them on numerous raids. See more
When the Philadelphia cops are talking on the phone to the cops in Lancaster, first the Lancaster cop pronounces Lancaster (lank aster) like the county inhabitants do, but in the next breath, he pronounces it LANcaster like everyone outside a 25 mile radius does. Is he local or isn't he? See more
They say you are a carpenter.
Well,we can always use a good one.
The closing shot of John Book, driving away in his car passing Daniel provides an initial backdrop for the end credits. See more
Written by Alan Brackett
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