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.
8 year old Samuel: sole witness to a murder. Three killers who'll stop at nothing to silence him. One honest cop who'll give his life to save him...
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Did You Know?
When Samuel is eluding Mcfee in the bathroom stalls, at the last second he grabs his Amish hat - a scene that was clearly inspired by Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, which was released the previous year. See more
The first time Book goes to Strasburg with Eli to use the phone, the initial shot shows the horse and buggy pulling into a "parking space." On the next shot, we watch John exit the buggy and walk toward the phone. As John passes the horse, we see that the horse has been been chained to hold it in place. As John passes the horse and group of people, we see Eli exit the buggy, then walk up to join the group. How the horse got chained, or who did it, is unexplained. See more
[Daniel Hochleitner comforts Rachel after her husband's death, then walks by as some funeral guests are chatting
Jacob was a good farmer.
Not a man to buy a horse from. Hochleitner, wasn't it he who sold you the one with the ruptured testicle? Said it was a bee sting?
That horse had one good ball. That's all it takes!
For Tom Scott. Scott was a member of the casting department on Witness. See more
Referenced in The Nanny: Yetta's Letters
Written by Paul Chiten
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