Harrison Ford stars as a Philadelpha detective trying to protect an Amish boy who witnessed a murder in this action-packed and suspenseful drama. Viggo Mortensen’s role as a young Amish farmer is significant primarily because it was the first movie in which his scenes did not end up on the cutting room floor.
Note: a Special Collectors’ Edition DVD was released August 23, 2005. This edition includes a 75-minute documentary, in which several actors, including Viggo Mortensen, are featured.
An Oscar-winning film, tense and dramatic, worth seeing with or without Viggo. Mortensen was about 26 years old when this was filmed, though he seems younger.
Features unusual and lovely synthesized music by Maurice Jarre:
- Witness (Main Title)/Journey To Baltimore
- The Murder
- Book’s Disapperance
- Futility of an Inside Job/Delirious John
- Building the Barn
- Book’s Sorrow
- Rachel and Book (Love Theme)
- The Amish Are Coming