Plot – Rachel Lapp is a widow and decides to take her son Samuel to her sister's house. Leaving their rural community in Pennsylvania, they stop at a station and Samuel assists to a barbaric murder in the toilets, committed by a black man who was fighting against another thug. Inspector John Book investigates and interrupts their journey: the police works hard because the killed man was an agent. Book shows the little witness hundreds of mugshots and Samuel identifies the criminal's face on a poster at the police station: it's McFee's face, a Narcotics agent, who knows the boy witnessed the murder. McFee was leading illegal traffics together with the same head of the police district. McFee shoots Book, who flees in his car with Rachel and Samuel. Their only possibility is refuging in the Amish community.
All actors – Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, Lukas Haas, Jan Rubes, Alexander Godunov, Danny Glover, Brent Jennings, Patti LuPone, Angus MacInnes, Frederick Rolf, Viggo Mortensenshow all
“Witness” Quotes 8 quotes
“- Eli Lapp: You know these bad men by sight? You are able to look into their hearts and see this badness?
- Samuel: I can see what they do. I have seen it.
- Eli Lapp: And having seen you become one of them? Don't you understand?”
“What you take into your hands, you take into your heart.”
“- Eli Lapp: This gun of the hand is for the taking of human life. We believe it is wrong to take a life. That is only for God. Many times wars have come and people have said to us: you must fight, you must kill, it is the only way to preserve the good. But Samuel, there's never only one way. Remember that. Would you kill another man?
- Samuel: I...” (continue)(continue reading)
“If we'd made love last night I'd have to stay. Or you'd have to leave.”
“- John Book: The man who was killed tonight was a policeman, and it's my job to find out what happened. I want you to tell me everything you saw when you went into the bathroom.
- Samuel: There were two.
- John Book: There were two men?
- Samuel: I only saw one.”