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.
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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Did You Know?
The Amish speak German in the film, even though it's seldom spoken by the community in real-life. See more
When Samuel is in the toilet cubicle and makes a noise after the murder, McFee hears the noise and starts to check the cubicles. Fergie says "I already did that." But if he did he would have seen the boy who was there before they came in. See more
How do I look - I mean, do I look Amish?
You look plain.
For Tom Scott. Scott was a member of the casting department on Witness. See more
(What a) Wonderful World
Written by Sam Cooke
, Herb Alpert
and Lou Adler
Performed by Greg Chapman
Courtesy of Abkco Music, Inc. See more