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|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)
|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 presentation.|
|Contents:||Funeral rites --
Material witness --
John Book --
Positive I.D. --
Watch your back --
Gun of the hand --
Plain John --
Honest work --
Breaking the rules --
Barn raising --
Lost the meaning --
It's over --
Be careful among the English --
|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.|
|Local System Bib Number:||
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.
Retrieving notes about this item
- Homicide investigation -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Drama.
- Police corruption -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Drama.
- Child witnesses -- Pennsylvania -- Drama.
- Amish -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
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