Is the movie Witness based on a book?

”WITNESS,” which opens today at the Astor Plaza and other theaters, is the story of John Book (Harrison Ford), a tough, gun-toting Philadelphia narcotics detective who, to escape his own murder by fellow detectives with connections to the drug trade, must hide out with Amish farmers in Pennsylvania Dutch country.

What is the movie the Witness about?

After witnessing a brutal murder, young Amish boy Samuel (Lukas Haas) and his mother Rachel (Kelly McGillis) seek protection from police officer John Book (Harrison Ford). When Book uncovers evidence of police corruption involving narcotics lieutenant James McFee (Danny Glover), Book must take Rachel and Samuel, and flee to the Amish countryside where Rachel grew up. There, immersed in Amish culture and tradition, Book and Rachel begin a cautious romance.
Witness/Film synopsis

Who wrote movie Witness?

Earl W. Wallace
William KelleyPamela Wallace

Is Witness a good film?

A pretty good crime thriller. Peter Weir’s exceptionally fine Witness finds Harrison Ford earning his first (and, so far, only) Best Actor Oscar nomination. October 17, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review… Taut drama has just a few moments of intense violence.

Did they really build a barn in the movie witness?

An actual barn was built as a result of shooting the barn-raising scene. Unfortunately, the barn was torn down shortly afterwards. Harrison Ford was nominated for Best Actor, his one and only Oscar nomination.

What happened to Rachel’s husband in witness?

John drives them back to Amish country for their own protection while getting rid of their file, but before he can head back to Philly he passes out from an earlier gunshot wound.

Did they really build a barn in the movie Witness?

What happened to Rachel’s husband in Witness?

What happens at the end of witness?

At story’s end, Samuel the Witness is safe. Fergie and McFee have been eliminated, and their mastermind Schaeffer is overpowered by force of numbers and taken into police custody. The Amish have their peaceful, isolated lifestyle intact.

What did the Amish think of the movie Witness?

“It looked good to me. And judging from the reaction at the film, the Lancaster audience enjoyed it as well. I’m very pleased.” McGillis said she feels that when people see the film, they will realize that the Amish were treated “very, very well.”

Did the movie Witness win any awards?

Academy Award for Writing (Original Screenplay)
Academy Award for Best Film EditingEdgar Award for Best Motion Picture ScreenplayBAFTA Award for Best Original ScoreWriters Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay