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Witness Movie

Movie Review for Witness


This 80ís movie mixes two different realities: our modern, technological, and violent society with the peaceful Amish.

Witness DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Witness was released on June 29, 1999 by Paramount and is rated R.


Witness is the story of a woman who knows too much. She watches how a police officer kills another policeman in a bathroom. Since she needs to be protected, Detective Book decides to take her to the Amish were she could be safe.

However, things complicate in Witness, when Book finds that he likes a lot the Amish style of life and that he is starting to have feelings for Rachel.


Det. Capt. John Book - Harrison Ford
Rachel Lapp - Kelly McGillis
Chief Paul Schaeffer - Josef Sommer
Samuel Lapp - Lukas Haas
Eli Lapp - Jan Rubes


Witness is the first film in which Viggo Mortensen appeared.

Originally, the main role in Witness was proposed to Sylvester Stallone, but he turned it down.

Academy Awards:

Harrison Ford won for Best Actor In A Leading Role for the role of John Book in Witness.

Peter Weir won for Best Director for Witness.

Maurice Jarre won for Best Original Score for Witness.

Edward S. Feldman, Producer won for Best Picture for Witness.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Witness was released to theatres on 02/08/1985 by Paramount Pictures, and grossed $65,532,576 at the box office in the US.

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