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?
Because the movie was filmed so close to Amish country, some felt the production was a disruption. See more
During the train ride to Philadelphia, the paint on the locomotive changes from a wide red and blue band separated by a narrow white one, to equal red, white and blue bands. See more
What you doing, man?
Det. Lt. James McFee
Washing my hands, man!
For Tom Scott. Scott was a member of the casting department on Witness. See more
In the VHS version, just after John Book is shot, we see a close-up of his gun and a voice-over from an earlier conversation Book had with the captain. We hear the words: "Who else knows about this? "Just you and me." In the DVD version, we see the close-up of the gun and then it segues to Book's sister waking up Rachel and her son Samuel, minus the voice-over. See more
Written by Paul Chiten
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