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.
Peter Weir didn't know anything about the Amish when he signed on to direct. He said making the movie was "learning as you go."
You never had your hands on a teat before.
John Book: Not one this big.
When Rachel fetches the gun from the cupboard to hand it to Book, a number of pantry items are visible that no self-respecting Amish would have in their cupboard (Campbell's soup cans, packages of Jell-O and other boxed products).
For Tom Scott. Scott was a member of the casting department on Witness.
$4,539,990 (USA) (10 February 1985)
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