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Harrison Ford Harrison Ford
John Book
Josef Sommer Josef Sommer
Lukas Haas Lukas Haas
Jan Rubes Jan Rubes
Eli Lapp
Alexander Godunov Alexander Godunov
Daniel Hochleitner
Danny Glover Danny Glover

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Good Movie, Great Ending

7 years, 11 months ago at Aug 2 22:02
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A solid movie from start to finish where an Amish boy witnesses a murder in the big city .. and higher-ups don't want this crime solved.

My favourite part was the ending. A man and a woman may have gone through something stressful and significant .. and even like each other. But that won't bridge the huge gap in their lives (a big-city cop and an Amish woman). They recognize this ... read more

A good movie

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Back in the 80's, Harrison Ford completely ruled and literally all his movies were either huge financial success and/or critically acclaimed (as a matter of fact, between 1980 and 1983, 4 years in a row, a movie starring Harrison Ford was voted best movie of the year in Imdb!) So, with this in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to re-watch this flick which was a big success back then allowing... read more
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Description: Australian Peter Weir's first Hollywood film tells the story of John Book (Harrison Ford), a Philadelphia cop whose life is altered while trying to help Rachel (Kelly McGillis), an Amish woman, and her son Samuel (Lukas Haas), who witnesses a murder in a Philadelphia train station bathroom. After discovering that the murder was committed by a member of his force, Book travels to Lancaster County with Rachel and Samuel and poses as a member of the Amish community to hide from his murderous police peers. While there, love blooms between Rachel and Book, and he finds himself drawn in by the honesty and simplicity of the old-world A ... (more)
Release date: 8 February 1985
UPC: 097360173673
Tags: Thriller (21), Drama (16), Murder (13), Amish (13), Romance (11), Crime (11), 1985 (9), Police (6), Corruption (5), Pennsylvania (5), Religion (5), Gun (5), 1980s (5), Funeral (4), Love (4), Hostage (4), Police Corruption (3), Witness (3), Farm (3), Buried Alive (3)
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"First viewing - May 7th It's a good thing Harrison Ford is so damn good in this movie, because otherwise I'd be pretty unimpressed. In weaker hands the movie would fall apart. The film starts out like it might be a police thriller, then detours into a forbidden romance film for most of the run-time before pulling both threads back together again. Ford & Kelly McGillis have good chemistry on screen, so the romantic elements work well enough. I liked the ways the film explores variations of witne"

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