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Witness

Witness

Witness

1985 / 112min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: PETER WEIR

CAST: HARRISON FORD, KELLY MCGILLIS, LUKAS HAAS

Harrison Ford is in his best non-franchise role as Philadelphia detective John Book, assigned to protect a murder witness—a young Amish boy (Lukas Haas), and holing up at their family farm, reluctantly at first, but less so once he meets Kelly McGillis (and introduces her to the greatness of Sam Cooke). The climactic silo showdown, with a fierce Danny Glover, borrows from D.W. Griffith’s A Corner in the Wheat, but the justly-famous barn-raising sequence is pure Weir, here making his first American feature.