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Witness
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Published:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures Corp. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2005.
Physical Desc:
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Rating:
MPAA rating: Rated R; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A.
Status:
Description

Shortly after the death of her husband, Amish woman Rachel Lapp takes her son Samuel on a trip to Philadelphia. While in the train station washroom, Samuel sees two men savagely murder a third. Philadelphia detective John Book discovers that people within the police force were involved, and is assigned to escort Rachel and Samuel back home, protecting the boy until the trial. Book blends in with the Amish community, but the corrupt cops Book has exposed are determined to keep their secret, and they come looking for Samuel--to silence him for good.

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Format:
DVD
Edition:
Special collector's ed.
Language:
English
ISBN:
1415713154
UPC:
883929304806

Notes

General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985.
General Note
Special features: Between two worlds: the making of witness [5-part documentary] (20 min.); Deleted scene [from TV broadcast] (4 min.); TV spots (min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min); Previews (5 min.).
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, John Seale ; editor, Thom Noble ; music composed by Maurice Jarre ; production designer, Stan Jolley ; story by William Kelley and Pamela Wallace & Earl W. Wallace.
Participants/Performers
Harrison Ford (John Book), Kelly McGillis (Rachel), Josef Sommer (Schaeffer), Lukas Haas (Samuel), Jan Rubes (Eli Lapp), Alexander Godunov (Daniel Hochleitner), Patti LuPone (Elaine), Danny Glover (McFee), Brent Jennings (Carter).
Description
Shortly after the death of her husband, Amish woman Rachel Lapp takes her son Samuel on a trip to Philadelphia. While in the train station washroom, Samuel sees two men savagely murder a third. Philadelphia detective John Book discovers that people within the police force were involved, and is assigned to escort Rachel and Samuel back home, protecting the boy until the trial. Book blends in with the Amish community, but the corrupt cops Book has exposed are determined to keep their secret, and they come looking for Samuel--to silence him for good.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Rated R; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A.
System Details
DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround; widescreen presentation.
Language
In English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Awards
Winner, 1986 Academy Award: Best Film Editing: Thom Noble; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Earl W. Wallace (screenplay/story) William Kelley (screenplay/story) Pamela Wallace (story); BAFTA Film Awards 1986, Best Score: Maurice Jarre.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Weir, P., Feldman, E. S., Wallace, E. W., Kelley, W., Wallace, P., Ford, H., McGillis, K., Sommer, M. J., Haas, L., Rubeš, J., Godunov, A., LuPone, P., Glover, D., Jennings, B., Seale, J., & Jarre, M. (2005). Witness. Special collector's ed. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Pictures Corp. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Peter Weir et al.. 2005. Witness. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Pictures Corp. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Peter Weir et al., Witness. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Pictures Corp. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Weir, Peter, et al. Witness. Special collector's ed. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Pictures Corp. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, 2005. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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