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The Witness (1999)

Fish Out of Water (original title)
When a criminal threatens husband and wife, their family and their business, their son is the prime target. With the help of one of their employees, the son goes on the run to find safety.

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Gregor
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Bobby Fish
Patrick Thomas ...
Chris Matherson
Susan Almgren ...
Jennifer Matherson (as Susie Almgren)
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Kurt
Daniel Pilon ...
Venzal
Victor Knight ...
Grandpa
Alan Legros ...
Fisherman
Jane Gilchrist ...
Woman in Wax Museum
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Hoauton Theif
Stephanie Bauder ...
Joanie
Simon DelGuste ...
Young Roberto Fish
Stephanie Baptist ...
Young Roberto's Mother
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Maxim the Great (as Teddy Lee Dillon)
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When a criminal threatens husband and wife, their family and their business, their son is the prime target. With the help of one of their employees, the son goes on the run to find safety.

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Rated PG for some mild violence and threatening situations | See all certifications »
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1 June 1999 (Canada)  »

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Dreadful
12 April 2000 | by (In shame (2005 update)) – See all my reviews

Somehow I doubt anyone will ever be reading this, as 'The Witness' (it's known by that up here in Canada) was thrown together in a couple days, for a couple dollars, then shipped off to any video store stupid enough to buy a bad Canadian action flick starring John Heard.

It's not even an action film. The box cover, with all it's flashy explosions and streamlined type, suggests an R rated 'Night of the Running Man' like non-stop action-packed thrill ride. What it is, though, is a family movie with Heard looking around and saying 'nothing ever escapes me', and when something does, 'Grrrr.... nothing has ever escaped me. I must get back at them'.

At the beginning it looks as if it could change into a watchable, normal movie, Heard looks as though he is perfectly cast. He looks a bit like a hit man and he easily could play one, but here the character is poorly written and comes across as more of Disney character than anything else. His idea of torturing is victims is to feed them caviar, then deny them water afterwards, or to wave a dull knife in front of them and ask questions. Why Heard accepted this part is unknown, as Gregor is likely the most idiotic character I've ever seen.

So please, please follow my advice and don't watch this movie, instead do something more enjoyable, like doing taxes or sorting receipts. Even if you are a Heard fan, avoid this one, as all he does is make a complete and total fool of himself.


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