Witness

Harrison Ford  Actor Kelly McGillis  Actor Josef Sommer  Actor Lukas Haas  Actor Jan Rubes  Actor

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MPAA Rating: R
Contains:Violence,Brief Nudity,Adult Situations,Questionable for Children

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Witness

UPC: 097360309546

Studio: Paramount

MPAA Rating: R   Contains:[Violence, Brief Nudity, Adult Situations, Questionable for Children]

Summary: In Peter Weir's thriller Witness, Samuel (Lukas Haas), a young Amish boy, witnesses a murder in the restroom of a Philadelphia bus station. Harrison Ford stars as John Book, the police detective investigating the murder. When Book discovers that the crime was part of a conspiracy involving several officials in his department, he flees Philadelphia to the Amish community where Samuel lives with his widowed mother, Rachel (Kelly McGillis). Slowly assimilating himself into the Amish community, Book eventually finds himself falling in love with Rachel in the midst of his investigation. Eventually, the corrupt police track Book down, and he is forced to confront them, while also trying to protect Rachel and Samuel. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Category: Thriller

Awards: Best Picture – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Score – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director – Directors Guild of America Best Actor – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Score – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture – National Board of Review Best Screenplay – Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Screenplay – Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Screenplay – Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Features: cc Between Two Worlds: The Making of Witness - 5-part documentary - Chapter One: Origins, Chapter Two: Amish Country, Chapter Three: The Artistic Process, Chapter Four: The Heart of the Matter, Chapter Five: Denouement
Deleted scene (from the network TV airing)
3 TV spots
Theatrical trailer
Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs
Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround, French 2.0 Surround
English subtitles, Spanish subtitles

Witness

Format: DVD

Release Date: 08/23/2005

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Theatre Wide-Screen

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, DDS2.0 Dolby Digital w/ 4 channels

Runtime: 112 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French

Subtitles: English,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Side #1 --
1. Funeral Rites [2:44]
2. The Journey [3:04]
3. Material Witness [4:02]
4. John Book [3:30]
5. Positive I.D. [2:49]
6. Watch Your Back [6:33]
7. Gun of the Hand [3:47]
8. Plain John [7:08]
9. Honest Work [2:25]
10. Breaking the Rules [9:44]
11. Barn Raising [3:20]
12. The Storm [3:52]
13. Lost the Meaning [2:32]
14. Twilight [3:45]
15. It's Over [1:36]
16. Be Careful Among the English [6:10]

Rebecca Flint Marx

With a compelling story, excellent performances, and assured direction, Witness remains one of the most successful examples of the romantic thriller. Director Peter Weir's first film set in America, it gripped audiences and critics alike with its beautiful austerity and a quiet force as restrained as the romance between its two central characters. One of the only feature films ever to focus on Amish culture, it does so without condescension, displaying the respectful curiosity of a thoughtful tourist. The film is also remarkable for Harrison Ford's lead performance as a hard-boiled Philadelphia cop; previously pegged as a one-dimensional action star, Ford finally demonstrated the range of his quiet talent. His Best Actor Oscar nomination established him as a more "serious" actor and helped him to branch out into films that didn't take place in outer space or feature bullwhips as a plot device. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Ed Feldman  Producer 
Maurice Jarre  Composer (Music Score) 
William Kelley  Screenwriter 
Earl W. Wallace  Screenwriter 
Peter Weir  Director 
Harrison Ford  Actor 
Kelly McGillis  Actor 
Josef Sommer  Actor 
Lukas Haas  Actor 
Jan Rubes  Actor 
Alexander Godunov  Actor 
Danny Glover  Actor 
Brent Jennings  Actor 
Patti LuPone  Actor 
Dianne Crittenden  Actor 
Nino del Buono  Actor 
Michael Gwynne  Actor 
Tom Kennedy  Actor 
John D. King  Actor 
Angus MacInnes  Actor 
Frederick Rolf  Actor 
Viggo Mortensen  Actor 
John Garson  Actor 
Beverly W. May  Actor 
Ed Crowley  Actor 
Timothy Carhart  Actor 
Sylvia Kauders  Actor 
Marian Swan  Actor 
Maria Bradley  Actor 
Rozwill Young  Actor 
Paul S. Nuss  Actor 
Emily Mary Haas  Actor 
Fred Steinharter  Actor 
Paul Goss  Actor 
Annemarie Vallerio  Actor 
Bruce E. Camburn  Actor 
William Francis  Actor 
Thomas Quinn  Actor 
Ardyth Kaiser  Actor 
Eugene Dooley  Actor 
Victoria Scott D'Angelo  Actor 
Richard Chaves  Actor 
Tim Moyer  Actor 
Joseph Kelly  Actor 
Norman Carter  Actor 
Craig Clement  Actor 
Robert Earl Jones  Actor 
Michael Levering  Actor 
Cara Giallanza  Actor 
Anthony Dean Rubes  Actor 
Bernie Styles  Actor 
Jennifer Mancuso  Actor 
Blossom Terry  Actor 
James Clark  Actor 

Country: USA