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 bar where Book runs in and grabs an assumed suspect was a real bar in the 1200 block of South Street. It closed a year later, was torn down, and was an empty lot for years. See more
During the breakfast scene after John milks cows, Eli uses an office chair with wheels to go from the stove to the table. It is unlikely that Eli would have been able to obtain such a chair (whether from an office supply store, thrift shop, salvage yard, etc.) given the Amish have little contact outside their community.
Contrary to what tourists might think, Amish do shop at regular stores like Kmart, Target, Walmart, and Staples and would use an office chair, especially if they got a good deal. There are often items like office chairs for sale at Lancaster County mud sales, both being bought and sold by Amish. See more
[John appears in Amish clothes before going to town with Eli, Rachel laughs, John approaches Rachel
My gun, I need my gun.
[Rachel gets the gun out of the cupboard, John turns to leave
The bullets? Not much good without 'em.
[Rachel takes an almost empty can of flour and pours the bullets and remaining flour into John's hand
[John blows the flour off his hand
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
Written by Alan Brackett
and Scott Shelly See more