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.
The Amish were critical of the film. They felt their portrayal was not accurate. The National Committee For Amish Religious Freedom called for a boycott on the movie, citing fears that these communities were "overrun by tourists" because of the ... ...
Eli Lapp: Eat, Book, eat. What's the matter, where is your appetite?
John Book: I'm not used to eating in the middle of the night.
Eli Lapp: Not used to hard work. That's what makes appetite.
John Book: Honey, that's great coffee!
John Book: Uh, it's a joke... from a commercial... on ...
The beards on many of the Amish men who appear throughout the film are obvious fakes glued onto non-Amish actors.
For Tom Scott. Scott was a member of the casting department on Witness.
$4,539,990 (USA) (10 February 1985)
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