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Witness (8-Feb-1985)

Director: Peter Weir

Writers: William Kelley; Earl W. Wallace; Pamela Wallace

Keywords: Thriller, Amish, Murder Witness

An Amish widow's young boy witnesses a murder in a train station restroom while traveling; Philadelphia police detective John Book protects the boy prior to trial but soon finds himself targeted by corrupt members of the police department. Won Oscars for Best Screenplay and Best Editing; received additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Score, and Best Set Decoration. Won also the Edgar for Best Motion Picture.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Timothy Carhart
Actor
24-Dec-1953   Pink Cadillac
Harrison Ford
Actor
13-Jul-1942   Han Solo in Star Wars
Danny Glover
Actor
22-Jul-1946   Lethal Weapon
Alexander Godunov
Dancer
28-Nov-1949 18-May-1995 Bolshoi, ABT ballet dancer
Lukas Haas
Actor
16-Apr-1976   Amish boy in Witness
Brent Jennings
Actor
1951   Character actor
Patti LuPone
Actor
21-Apr-1949   Won Tony for Evita
Kelly McGillis
Actor
9-Jul-1957   Love interest in Top Gun
Viggo Mortensen
Actor
20-Oct-1958   Aragorn in Lord of the Rings

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