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. Written by
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 story for Witness was originally a plot outline for the television series Gunsmoke
(1955). William Kelley
and Earl W. Wallace
had both been writers on Gunsmoke, and their original story had Marshall Dillon traveling to an Amish farm looking for a witness to a murder. See more
When Rachel hid at Book's sisters house and went up to the bedroom with Samuel, they did not bring suitcases. Yet, in the next seen, their suitcases were inside the bedroom door. See more
[Book is having trouble milking a cow
You never had your hands on a teat before.
Not one this big.
[Long pause; then Eli Lapp roars with laughter
For Tom Scott. Scott was a member of the casting department on Witness. See more
Spoofed in North
Written by Paul Chiten
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