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The thriller Witness was released in 1985 and it was instantly a massive success Recipient of six Oscar nominations and one Oscar award two British Academy nominations and a BA award Witness is still considered by some people to be not only the directors Peter Weir best production but also to be Harrison Fords crowning achievement Even though it was after the release of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones Trilogies that Ford also obtained a starring role in and which are normally thought to be his best performances This alone indicates that Witness must be a deeply involving and interesting film The film Witness centers around a Pennsylvanian Amish community and particularly a young boy and his widowed mother Samuel Lukas Haas and Rachel Kelly McGillis Lapp On route to Baltimore in Philadelphia Samuel spectates a violent murder of an undercover narcotics officer Ford as detective John Book is dispatched to protect and interview the young Amish boy and his mother After uncovering a clandestine departmental matter Book suffers a firearm wound from one of the associated conspirators Book takes the Lapp family to safety in Pennsylvania but then collapses at the wheel of his car John is cared for by the Amish community and the rest of the film shows his integration into the Amish community and his actions in resolving the corruption When not exciting us with a tense shoot-out Witness amuses and entertains us with Fords misadventures and achievements during his time within the Amish lifestyle The Amish people featured in Witness are part of a large concentration of the same faith who are situated in Northern Indiana around the Great Lakes area USA They can trace their religious origins back to the end of the 17th Century when Jakob Ammon Ammon-Amish left the Anabaptist movement and laid the groundwork for the Amish faith In 1727 a large concentration of Amish left Europe and moved to the United States of
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