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Witness (1985) Poster

(1985)

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Remade as 

Paap (2003)
Unofficial copy

References 

Vampyr (1932)
In both movies, a man is suffocated by grain.
High Noon (1952)
The climax at the final scene was inspired in part by High Noon (1952), in which an outnumbered man takes out his foes one by one, using his wits and ingenuity.

Referenced in 

Remington Steele: Corn Fed Steele (1985) (TV Episode)
Steele provides production information for this movie.
A Passage thru Pamela (1985)
Title seen on theater marquee.
The Beachcombers: A Slice of Red Herring (1986) (TV Episode)
Sara is planning on seeing the movie.
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Standee is shown in a video store.
Video Violence (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Remote Control (1988)
Standee is shown in a video store.
MacGyver: The Treasure of Manco (1990) (TV Episode)
The bad guys are defeated by a cascade of corn from a storage silo.
The Golden Girls: Witness (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference, both feature characters in the witness protection program, and the Amish.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Castle of Fu-Manchu (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "It's 'Witness' all of a sudden."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "It's just like 'Witness.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Tormented (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Jim Henson's 'Witness' Babies"
Animaniacs: Draculee, Draculaa/Phranken-Runt (1993) (TV Episode)
Yakko: I'll handle him. I saw Witness twice.
Friends: The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate (1994) (TV Episode)
Paul likens sex with Monica to "the barn-raising scene in Witness".
The Simpsons: Itchy & Scratchy Land (1994) (TV Episode)
Homer putting ice creams on Amish people just like what happened to Alex Godunov in the movie
Roseanne: My Name Is Bev (1995) (TV Episode)
Beverly realizes that she really is an alcoholic after her first AA meeting, and Roseanne asks her if this is going to be like the time she saw "Witness" and thought she was Amish.
Due South: The Witness (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference and plot similarities
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tom during the closing credits of "Laserblast."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: When She Was Bad (1997) (TV Episode)
referenced to by Willow and Xander in their movie quote trivia game at the beginning
The Nanny: Yetta's Letters (1999) (TV Episode)
A script comes across Maxwell's desk for a musical version of the movie.
The X-Files: Hollywood A.D. (2000) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue.
The Amish: A People of Preservation (2000) (TV Movie)
Mentions the filming of the movie and its impact on the Amish community.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Royal yells "I know you, asshole!" at Eli; this is a direct quote from 'Witness', in the film it is also yelled at Danny Glover, who is similarly featured in 'Tenenbaums'.
Just Shoot Me!: Blush Gets Some Therapy (2002) (TV Episode)
Dr. Drake mentions working on this film.
According to Jim: When You Wish to Be a Star: Part 1 (2004) (TV Episode)
Kitson describes the type of actress she needs for the Disney role as "a cross between Wonder Woman and Kelly McGillis in Witness".
Danger Zone: The Making of 'Top Gun' (2004) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Robot Chicken: Plastic Buffet (2005) (TV Episode)
clip of Harrison Ford beating someone up in Amish community
Outrageous Fortune: This Two-Fold Force (2006) (TV Episode)
Loretta says having to live on her aunt's farm would be like 'Witness' withouth Harrison Ford to rescue her.
The Ten (2007)
title on videotape
Sex Drive (2008)
(said to Amish) "'Witness' sucks!"
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates My Man (2008) (TV Episode)
Julius buys Tonya a Danny Glover "Witness" play set
The Commune: A New Cult Classic (2009)
Jenny and Puck dancing at the river visually references the barn scene.
Modern Family: Unplugged (2010) (TV Episode)
"Raising barns, witnessing murders"
Psych: Dual Spires (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn: I was wrong - this isn't "Witness" it's "The Village".
Hot in Cleveland: Where's Elka? (2011) (TV Episode)
It is said that Melanie and Joy act out the movie "Witness" in the Amish bar
The Nostalgia Chick: Sister Act (2012) (TV Episode)
film is mentioned
General Hospital: Episode #1.12712 (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Felix
Banshee: Pilot (2013) (TV Episode)
Lotus references the movie when the Amish are being beaten by some men.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.18 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Harrison Ford was in the film

Featured in 

The 58th Annual Academy Awards (1986) (TV Special)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Movie)
Child Stars: Their Story (2000) (TV Movie)
SexTV: Surrogate Partner Therapy/Devil's Playground/A Moment with... Martin Dillon (2003) (TV Episode)
Clip from film is used in this episode.
Between Two Worlds: The Making of 'Witness' (2005) (Video)
many clips shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Book of Eli/The Spy Next Door/Fish Tank (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen's #5 Best Harrsion Ford Line
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.18 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Harrison Ford films
The Hour: Episode #7.78 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Peter Weir's bio segment.
At the Movies: Songwriter/Nineteen Eighty-Four/Witness/Mrs. Soffel (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the review. Two thumbs up.

Spoofed in 

Sledge Hammer!: Witless (1986) (TV Episode)
the title and plot are spoofs of the film
North (1994)
Kingpin (1996)
Family Guy: Boys Do Cry (2007) (TV Episode)
Scene with Stewie and Jesus recreated from the part where John Book watches Rachel Lapp bathing.

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