Witness (1985)

A big city cop. A small country boy. They have nothing in common... but a murder.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1985-02-08
  • User Rating: 7.068/10 from 1469 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Peter Weir
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A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly assimilates despite his urban grit and forges a romantic bond with the child's beautiful mother.

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  • Harrison Ford

    as Det. Capt. John Book
  • Kelly McGillis

    as Rachel Lapp
  • Josef Sommer

    as Chief Paul Schaeffer
  • Lukas Haas

    as Samuel Lapp
  • Jan Rubeš

    as Eli Lapp
  • Alexander Godunov

    as Daniel Hochleitner
  • Danny Glover

    as McFee
  • Brent Jennings

    as Carter
  • Patti LuPone

    as Elaine
  • Angus MacInnes

    as Fergie
  • Frederick Rolf

    as Stoltzfus
  • Viggo Mortensen

    as Moses Hochleitner
  • John Garson

    as Bishop Tchantz
  • Beverly May

    as Mrs. Yoder
  • Ed Crowley

    as Sheriff
  • Timothy Carhart

    as Zenovich
  • Sylvia Kauders

    as Tourist Lady
  • Marian Swan

    as Mrs. Schaeffer
  • Maria Bradley

    as Schaeffer's Daughter
  • Rozwill Young

    as T-Bone
  • Paul S. Nuss

    as Amish
  • Emily Tracy

    as Amish
  • Fred Steinharter

    as Amish
  • John D. King

    as Amish
  • Paul Goss

    as Amish
  • Annemarie Vallerio

    as Amish
  • Bruce E. Camburn

    as Amish
  • William Francis

    as Town Man
  • Tom Kennedy

    as Ticket Seller
  • Ardyth Kaiser

    as Couple in Garage
  • Thomas Quinn

    as Couple in Garage
  • Eugene Dooley

    as Detective
  • Victoria Scott D'Angelo

    as Detective
  • Richard Chaves

    as Detective
  • Tim Moyer

    as Detective
  • Nino Del Buono

    as Detective
  • James Frank Clark

    as Detective
  • Joseph Kelly

    as Detective
  • Norman Carter

    as Detective
  • Craig Clement

    as Detective
  • Robert Earl Jones

    as Custodian
  • Michael Levering

    as Hoodlum
  • Cara Giallanza

    as Hoodlum
  • Anthony Dean Rubeš

    as Hoodlum
  • Bernie Styles

    as Counterman
  • Blossom Terry

    as Mother in Station
  • Jennifer Mancuso

    as Little Girl
Production Dianne Crittenden Casting
Directing Peter Weir Director
Camera John Seale Director of Photography
Sound Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer
Production Wendy Stites Associate Producer
Directing David McGiffert First Assistant Director
Art John H. Anderson Set Decoration
Production Michael Klastorin Publicist
Crew Vic Armstrong Stunt Double
Editing Joan E. Chapman Assistant Editor
Editing Thom Noble Editor
Production Edward S. Feldman Producer
Writing William Kelley Screenplay
Writing Earl W. Wallace Screenplay
Production David Bombyk Co-Producer
Crew Glenn R. Wilder Stunt Coordinator
Writing Pamela Wallace Writer
Directing Cynnie Troup Script Supervisor
Crew Bob Minor Stunts
Crew Gary Epper Stunt Coordinator
Art Stan Jolley Production Design
Production Ted Swanson Production Manager
Sound Robert Knudson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Richard Stone Supervising Music Editor
Sound Robert Glass Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Michael W. Hoffman Costumer
Production Michael John Meehan Location Manager
Art Craig Edgar Set Designer
Sound Cecelia Hall Supervising Sound Effects Editor
Sound George Watters II Supervising Sound Effects Editor
Sound Don Digirolamo Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing Hope Williams Script Supervisor
Sound Frank Howard Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Bette Iverson Hair Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Michael Hancock Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Shari Feldman Costume Supervisor
Sound Bruce Richardson Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Paula Cain Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Dallas D. Dornan Costume Supervisor
Sound Andrew Patterson Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Leland V. Crawford Hairstylist
Sound Alan L. Nineberg Sound Effects Editor
Sound Norval D. Crutcher III Sound Effects Editor
Editing Bob Noland Color Timer
Sound Allan Bromberg Foley Editor
Sound Pamela Bentkowski Foley Editor
Crew Anderson Martin Stunts
Directing Pamela M. Eilerson Second Assistant Director
Sound Forrest Williams Boom Operator
Sound Fred Stafford ADR Supervisor
Art Robert Krume Construction Coordinator