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The Resource Witness, Paramount Pictures presents ; an Edward S. Feldman production ; screenplay by Earl W. Wallace & William Kelley ; produced by Edward S. Feldman ; directed by Peter Weir

Witness, Paramount Pictures presents ; an Edward S. Feldman production ; screenplay by Earl W. Wallace & William Kelley ; produced by Edward S. Feldman ; directed by Peter Weir

Label
Witness
Title
Witness
Statement of responsibility
Paramount Pictures presents ; an Edward S. Feldman production ; screenplay by Earl W. Wallace & William Kelley ; produced by Edward S. Feldman ; directed by Peter Weir
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Awards note
Winner, 1986 Academy Awards: 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
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
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R
Language note
In English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.J8
LC item number
W57 2005
PerformerNote
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)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1944-
  • 1929-
  • 1929-
  • 1942-
  • 1957-
  • 1976-
  • 1920-2009
  • 1949-1995
  • 1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Weir, Peter
  • Feldman, Edward S.
  • Wallace, Earl W
  • Kelley, William
  • Wallace, Pamela
  • Ford, Harrison
  • McGillis, Kelly
  • Sommer, M. Josef
  • Haas, Lukas
  • Rubeš, Jan
  • Godunov, Alexander
  • LuPone, Patti
  • Glover, Danny
  • Jennings, Brent
  • Jarre, Maurice
  • Seale, John
  • Noble, Thom
  • Jolley, Stan
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
112
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homicide investigation
  • Police corruption
  • Child witnesses
  • Amish
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Witness, Paramount Pictures presents ; an Edward S. Feldman production ; screenplay by Earl W. Wallace & William Kelley ; produced by Edward S. Feldman ; directed by Peter Weir
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1985
  • 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.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Funeral rites -- Journey -- Material witness -- John Book -- Positive I.D. -- Watch your back -- Gun of the hand -- Plain John -- Honest work -- Breaking the rules -- Barn raising -- Storm -- Lost the meaning -- Twilight -- It's over -- Be careful among the English -- End credits
Control code
60709945
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special collector's ed
Extent
1 videodisc (112 min.)
Isbn
9781415713150
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360309546
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
03095
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)60709945
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Witness, Paramount Pictures presents ; an Edward S. Feldman production ; screenplay by Earl W. Wallace & William Kelley ; produced by Edward S. Feldman ; directed by Peter Weir
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1985
  • 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.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Funeral rites -- Journey -- Material witness -- John Book -- Positive I.D. -- Watch your back -- Gun of the hand -- Plain John -- Honest work -- Breaking the rules -- Barn raising -- Storm -- Lost the meaning -- Twilight -- It's over -- Be careful among the English -- End credits
Control code
60709945
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special collector's ed
Extent
1 videodisc (112 min.)
Isbn
9781415713150
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360309546
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
03095
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)60709945
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround; widescreen presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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