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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