I never heard of Witness as it is quite an old movie. Harrison Ford is one of my favorite actors, so it wasn't difficult to convince me to see it. A friend recommended I watch it, and it took me some time to get to it but I finally did.
The film is about a young Amish boy named Samuel who witnesses a murder. He manages to hide from the criminals, but he did manage to remember one of their faces. A detective named John Book talks to Samuel and tries to see if they can figure out anything. They don't come across much luck until Samuel sees a newspaper with a picture of the man he saw. Except he's a police officer named James McFee who John knows, and he's not quite sure how to handle the situation.
McFee learns about Samuel and knows that John Book is trying to arrest him. He tries to get the upper-hand on Book by suprising him, but Book manages to escape. In a extreme rush, he takes Samuel and his mother Rachel to the house of a relative. John stays in the Amish community to protect Samuel, and to give him time to think of how he's going to solve the situation.
Overall I really liked Witness, and it was even better than I expected. It was nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture back in 1985, and it's quite worthy of that honor. I always enjoy police dramas, and I also liked seeing a fish-out-of-water like John Book in an Amish community.