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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Harrison Ford
Kelly McGillis
Josef Sommer
Lukas Haas
Directors
Peter Weir
Screenwriters
Earl W Wallace
William Kelley
Pamela Wallace
Running Time
112 minutes

Witness
Crooked cops, life on the run and forbidden Amish love. Couldn't get that from the title?


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Plot
When a young Amish boy, travelling with his mother, witnesses a murder at railway station, Detective John Book realises the perpetrators were corrupt policemen. To protect the boy, Book returns with them to their Amish community, where he must adjust to their strict lifestyle and to his growing feelings for the boy’s mother.


Verdict
A back-of-beyond thriller from Weir, who turns his sharp eye incisively on America's cosy heartland.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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