R | | 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.
Harrison Ford joined the Philadelphia Police Department in preparation for the movie. He even joined them on numerous raids.
My God! Why didn't you get to a hospital?
John Book: No, no hospital. Gunshot wound, they have to file a report. And if they file a report, they find me. And if they find me, they find the boy.
When the Philadelphia cops are talking on the phone to the cops in Lancaster, first the Lancaster cop pronounces Lancaster (lank aster) like the county inhabitants do, but in the next breath, he pronounces it LANcaster like everyone outside a 25 mile radius does. Is he local or isn't he?
The closing shot of John Book, driving away in his car passing Daniel provides an initial backdrop for the end credits.
$4,539,990 (USA) (10 February 1985)
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