Witness [DVD] [1985]

  • SKU: 33155719
  • Release Date: 09/12/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (56 out of 59)

Synopsis


Witness
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

Cast & Crew


  • Harrison Ford
    Harrison Ford - John Book
  • Kelly McGillis
    Kelly McGillis - Rachel
  • Josef Sommer
    Josef Sommer - Paul Schaeffer
  • Lukas Haas
    Lukas Haas - Samuel
  • Jan Rubes
    Jan Rubes - Eli Lapp



Customer rating

4.5
95%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still a classic

    Posted
    Gaspode
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    With Harrison Ford's numerous forays into Indiana Jones and Star Wars territory, it's easy to overlooks this terrific 1985 drama with Ford playing a Philly cop trying to protect a young Amish boy, who witnessed a murder by another cop, and his mother. The storyline is relatively straightforward, but the understated (and never consummated) love story between Ford and Kelly McGillis is surpringly tender. An often overlooked classic.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great film, lackluster Blu-ray transfer.

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    Martell
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    I've always loved Witness - I was fortunate to see it in the theater back in Feb. 1985 when it was first released. But, for its Blu-ray debut, it appears Paramount didn't invest in a fresh scan - the image is flat, lacks fine detail, and appears softer than it should. But, the price was right - $5.99, and part of a Blu-ray promotion at a local Best Buy. Best viewed on smaller HDTV's.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Picture

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    kevman79

    'Witness' is an excellent movie, and displays one of Harrison Ford's best acting performances in my opinion. And while the movie is probably not one of those most viewers will tend to watch on a regular basis, it's still well worth at least one watch, if only to see the scenes taking place in and around the Amish community, which are exceptionally impressive. Widescreen, ample bonus materials. Recommended.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A murder with an Amish witness

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    jlw465
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    When a young Amish boy witness' a gangland slaying, he and his mother are brought under the protection of a grisly New York detective who will stop at nothing to keep the boy safe. They flee to Amish country only to be pursued by the murderer's. At climax of the film the detective battles it out with the baddies to save the boy and the mother.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Amish life was interesting to learn about

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    Angeldogs4
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    One of my favorite Harrison Ford movies. I had this on VHS and it did not make the move with me. So very glad I found it on DVD. Loved the story and the interaction between the Amish family and the policeman. I enjoy learning about the Amish and how they interact with the rest of us.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Ford

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    SaulYall
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    Witness is one of those rare, great films. It works as a police thriller, a cross cultural study, a romance. It has rich characters and was the major turning point for Ford in transitioning from an action adventurer into a bonafide leading man. This is a movie to own.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An 80's classic crime thriller, with humor to boot

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    Mikewrite
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    This movie was a sleeper hit when I first saw it 30 years ago and remains true to that today. While a simple plot and meandering from love story to mild humor to crime drama, I found this movie a perfect mix of all and engaging throughout.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Movie

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    Jaesenior1
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    This movie is great. They showed this movie to the kids in school while I was working and I been searching for it since then. I'm glad I found it at Best Buy. I definitely recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a great movie.

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