Witness (1985)

1h 52min | Crime, Drama, Romance | USA

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.

Director: Peter Weir
Writers: William Kelley (story by), Pamela Wallace (story by)
Stars: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas

Language: English
Subtitles: Greek

Storyline

An 8 year old Amish boy and his mother are traveling to Philadelphia, on their way to visit the mother’s sister. While waiting at the train station, the young boy witnesses a brutal murder inside one of the bathroom stall. Police detective John Book is assigned to investigate the murder of the man, who was a undercover cop. Soon after, Book finds out that he’s in great danger when the culprits know about his investigation and hides out in the Amish community. There, he learns the way of living among the Amish locals, which consists of non-violence and agriculture. Book soon starts a romance with the mother of the little boy, but their romance is forbidden by the Amish standards. But, it’s not long before the bad guys find out Book’s whereabouts.