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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, (videorecording DVD)

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, (videorecording DVD)

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
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Production designer
Publisher
Screenwriter
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
Member of
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
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  • Witness (Motion picture : 1985)
  • Witness (Motion picture : 1985)
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Credits note
Director of photography, John Seale ; editor, Thom Noble ; music composed by Maurice Jarre ; production designer, Stan Jolley
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R
Language note
In English with optional dubbed French dialogue; optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
PN1995.9.D4
LC item number
W57 2005
PerformerNote
Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, Lukas Haas, Jan Rubes, Alexander Godunov, Patti LuPone, Danny Glover, Brent Jennings
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1929-
  • 1929-
  • 1944-
  • 1942-
  • 1957-
  • 1976-
  • 1920-2009
  • 1949-1995
  • 1942-
  • 1926-
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  • Feldman, Edward S.
  • Wallace, Earl W.
  • Kelley, William
  • Weir, Peter
  • Ford, Harrison
  • McGillis, Kelly
  • Sommer, M. Josef
  • Haas, Lukas
  • Rubeš, Jan
  • Godunov, Alexander
  • LuPone, Patti
  • Glover, Danny
  • Jennings, Brent
  • Seale, John
  • Noble, Thom
  • Jarre, Maurice
  • Jolley, Stan
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
Runtime
112
Series statement
Paramount DVD
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homicide investigation
  • Police corruption
  • Child witnesses
  • Amish
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, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985
  • Some Paramount titles also distributed by Warner Home Video
  • 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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Special collector's edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (112 mins.)
Isbn
9781415713150
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097360309546
  • 097360309560
  • 032429281210
  • 805529781146
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 03095
  • 2078566
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 3236390
  • (OCoLC)60709945
  • (OCoLC)ocm60709945
  • 1332274
  • 3236390
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround; widescreen presentation enhanced for 16x9 televisions;
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, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985
  • Some Paramount titles also distributed by Warner Home Video
  • 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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Special collector's edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (112 mins.)
Isbn
9781415713150
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097360309546
  • 097360309560
  • 032429281210
  • 805529781146
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 03095
  • 2078566
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 3236390
  • (OCoLC)60709945
  • (OCoLC)ocm60709945
  • 1332274
  • 3236390
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround; widescreen presentation enhanced for 16x9 televisions;
Video recording format
DVD

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