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.
Both Back to the Future (1985) and Witness (1985) were honored by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) in 2006 as one of the "101 Greatest Screenplays of All Time", #56 and #80 respectively. Despite being ranked higher on the list, 'Back to the Future' still lost Best Original Screenplay ... ...
Everyone here has an idea about you and the Englishman Book.
Rachel Lapp: All of them charitable, I'm sure.
Mrs. Yoder: Hardly any of them.
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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