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Summary Samuel Lap (Haas) a young Amish boy witnesses a murder while visiting Philadelphia with his mother Rachel (McGillis). Detective John Book (Ford) goes undercover in Amish country when he realizes the killer is a corrupt cop out to kill the only witness.

Witness
Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 14 Critic Reviews
76
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 114 User Ratings
8.4
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Summary Samuel Lap (Haas) a young Amish boy witnesses a murder while visiting Philadelphia with his mother Rachel (McGillis). Detective John Book (Ford) goes undercover in Amish country when he realizes the killer is a corrupt cop out to kill the only witness.

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 14 Critic Reviews
76
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 14 Critic Reviews
76
71% Positive
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29% Mixed
4 Reviews
0% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 114 User Ratings
8.4
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11% Mixed
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Universal Acclaim Based on 114 User Ratings
8.4
89% Positive
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11% Mixed
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1% Negative
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Production Company Paramount Pictures, Edward S. Feldman Production
Release Date Feb 8, 1985
Duration 1 h 52 m
Rating R
Tagline A big city cop. A small country boy. They have nothing in common ...but a murder.
Academy Awards, USA
• 2 Wins & 8 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
6 Nominations
BAFTA Awards
• 1 Win & 7 Nominations