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Witness

Author: Peter WeirEdward S FeldmanEarl W WallaceWilliam KelleyPamela WallaceAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures Corp. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2005.
Series: Widescreen DVD collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special collector's edView all editions and formats
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Shortly after the death of her husband, Amish woman Rachel Lapp takes her son Samuel on a trip to Philadelphia. While in the train station washroom, Samuel sees two men savagely murder a third. Philadelphia detective John Book discovers that people within the police force were involved, and is assigned to escort Rachel and Samuel back home, protecting the boy until the trial. Book blends in with the Amish community,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Police films
Detective and mystery films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Weir; Edward S Feldman; Earl W Wallace; William Kelley; Pamela Wallace; Harrison Ford; Kelly McGillis; M Josef Sommer; Lukas Haas; Jan Rubeš; Alexander Godunov; Patti LuPone; Danny Glover; Brent Jennings; John Seale; Maurice Jarre; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1415713154 9781415713150
OCLC Number: 60709945
Language Note: In English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985.
Special features: Between two worlds: the making of witness [5-part documentary] (20 min.); Deleted scene [from TV broadcast] (4 min.); TV spots (min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min); Previews (5 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, John Seale ; editor, Thom Noble ; music composed by Maurice Jarre ; production designer, Stan Jolley ; story by William Kelley and Pamela Wallace & Earl W. Wallace.
Cast: Harrison Ford (John Book), Kelly McGillis (Rachel), Josef Sommer (Schaeffer), Lukas Haas (Samuel), Jan Rubes (Eli Lapp), Alexander Godunov (Daniel Hochleitner), Patti LuPone (Elaine), Danny Glover (McFee), Brent Jennings (Carter).
Awards: Winner, 1986 Academy Awards: Best Film Editing: Thom Noble; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Earl W. Wallace (screenplay/story) William Kelley (screenplay/story) Pamela Wallace (story); BAFTA Film Awards 1986, Best Score: Maurice Jarre.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated R; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A.
Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround; widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs.
Contents: Funeral rites --
Journey --
Material witness --
John Book --
Positive I.D. --
Watch your back --
Gun of the hand --
Plain John --
Honest work --
Breaking the rules --
Barn raising --
Storm --
Lost the meaning --
Twilight --
It's over --
Be careful among the English --
End credits.
Series Title: Widescreen DVD collection.
Other Titles: Witness (Motion picture : 1985)
Responsibility: Paramount Pictures presents ; an Edward S. Feldman production ; screenplay by Earl W. Wallace & William Kelley ; produced by Edward S. Feldman ; directed by Peter Weir.
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Shortly after the death of her husband, Amish woman Rachel Lapp takes her son Samuel on a trip to Philadelphia. While in the train station washroom, Samuel sees two men savagely murder a third. Philadelphia detective John Book discovers that people within the police force were involved, and is assigned to escort Rachel and Samuel back home, protecting the boy until the trial. Book blends in with the Amish community, but the corrupt cops Book has exposed are determined to keep their secret, and they come looking for Samuel--to silence him for good.

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