Rent Witness on DVD


1985 Rated R 1hr 52m

Detective John Book goes undercover in an Amish community to protect a boy who witnessed a murder. Once inside, Block must adjust to major culture shock while cautiously romancing the boy's mother.

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Movie Details

1986 BAFTA®
1986 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Top 100 Passions
  • Top 100 Thrills nominee
  • Top 100 Movies nominee
1986 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing Original Screenplay
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Music Score nominee
  • Best Actor nominee: Harrison Ford
  • Best Art Direction nominee
  • Best Director nominee: Peter Weir
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Cinematography nominee
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

A lovely-looking widescreen, with you choice of Dolby 5.1 or Dolby Surround. There's French sound and French subtitles, as well. There's also the original trailer and -- an unexpected treat -- a 1999 interview with Peter Weir about the making of the film which is fascinating.