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VHS starring Harrison Ford With Bonus Interview with Director Peter Weir. Story about a young Amish Woman and her son caught up in the murder of an undercover agent. Harrison Ford is a sensational cop who runs head-on into the non-violent world of the Amish Community.
When Samuel (Lukas Haas), a young Amish boy traveling with his mother Rachel (Kelly McGillis), witnesses the murder of a police officer in a public restroom, he and his mother become the temporary wards of John Book (Harrison Ford), a detective who's been assigned to solve the crime. After suspect lineups and mug-shot books yield nothing, Samuel, in the most memorable scene of the film, recognizes the murderer as a narcotics agent whose picture he sees in the precinct. Once Book realizes that the police chief is in on it, too, he whisks Samuel and Rachel back home to Amish country, where he himself goes into hiding as a plain Amish man. The juxtaposition between the life of the Amish and the violence of inner-city police corruption work surprisingly well for the story, and Kelly McGillis as the falling in love widow gives an almost perfect performance. Directed by Peter Weir, the film is extremely successful in drawing the viewer into its world and, accordingly, is immensely entertaining. The only thing that mars its polish is the one-dimensional, almost cartoonish handling of the upper-echelon police corruption--a subtler, more realistic treatment of this aspect of the story would have rendered the film near perfect. --James McGrath
Suspenseful collision of Amish innocence with fast pace current times with Harrison Ford in top form.Published 6 days ago by debbie culver
I remember watching it before really enjoyed it more the second timePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Great murder mystery. Great Pennsylvania Amish setting. Learned a lot about these folks from this film. Great job by Harrison Ford, Danny Glover, Kelly McGillis, and the others.Published 1 month ago by John A.
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Yes, it is included as a "deleted scene" here on the Special Collector's Edition. I think it would have been nice to leave it in, as it adds a bit more background to the movie. It also enlarges Elaine's part quite a bit.
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