• R
  • 1985
  • 113 min
  • USA
  • crime, drama, romance

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.

Director: Peter Weir

Screenwriters: William Kelley, Earl W. Wallace

Stars: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer

A wonderfully entertaining thriller within an unusual setting, with Harrison Ford delivering a surprisingly emotive and sympathetic performance.


  • Peter Weir
    Peter Weir

    Peter Lindsay Weir, AM (born 21 August 1944) is an Australian film director. After playing a leading role in the Australian New Wave cinema with his films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Last Wave and Gallipoli, Weir directed a diverse group of American and international films - many of them major box office hits - including the Academy Award nominees Witness, Dead Poets Society, Green...

Main Cast


Producer: Edward S. Feldman

Editor: Thom Noble

Director Of Photography: John Seale

Original Music Composer: Maurice Jarre

Production Design: Stan Jolley


Tagline: A big city cop. A small country boy. They have nothing in common... but a murder.

Genres: crime, drama, romance, thriller

Certificate: R


Year: 1985

Runtime: 113 min

Country: USA

Language: English, German

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby