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 original title was "Home to Witness". It was changed at the behest of Paramount's marketing department, who felt the original title posed too much of a promotional challenge.
Are you enjoying your reading?
John Book: Oh yeah. I'm learning a lot about manure. Very interesting.
When McFee gets shot he slowly falls down with his back against a wall as he is dying, he holds his Remington 870 shotgun straight up with one arm and shoots, the recoil would make the shotgun fly out of his hand but there is no movement at all.
For Tom Scott. Scott was a member of the casting department on Witness.
In the VHS version, just after John Book is shot, we see a close-up of his gun and a voice-over from an earlier conversation Book had with the captain. We hear the words: "Who else knows about this? "Just you and me." In the DVD version, we see the close-up of the gun and then it segues to Book's sister waking up Rachel and her son Samuel, minus the voice-over.
$4,539,990 (USA) (10 February 1985)