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Actors: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis

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A young Amish boy witnesses a cop murdered. Another cop is sent to investigate. As he questions the boy he discovers that the killers were 2 corrupt cops. He then realizes they are after him so he hides out with the Amish boy and his mother on their farm. As he continues to hideout he starts to fall in love with the mother.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer



In this wonderfully written drama, Harrison Ford plays John Book. He's a detective who meets an Amish boy called Samuel, who witnesses a murder. John takes Samuel to the police station several times to look at possible criminals. He finally finds the murderer, who happens to be John's old partner. When he finds out about the boy finding the murderer goes after John, who decides to hide with the Amish until the trial. Now he must take their way of life, while fixing his car at the same time. He also becomes attracted to Samuel's mother, Rachel. This film is incredibly scripted, and brilliantly directed by Peter Weir. John Book is probably Harrison Ford's first big role, not counting Han Solo, and Indiana Jones.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison



Newly-widowed Rachel Lapp, an Amish woman (McGillis), is traveling in Philadelphia with her 8-year-old son Samuel (Haas), when he accidentally witnesses the murder of an undercover narcotics agent. Samuel identifies a corrupt cop (Glover) as the killer, and wounds Detective Captain John Book (Ford) when he tries to protect the boy. Rachel and Samuel travel back to their farm in Amish country, southwestern Pennsylvania, and Book goes with them to protect the boy until the trial. Rachel's family and neighbors don't take kindly to the stranger, whose presence can only mean trouble, and Book must adjust to the strange lifestyle and the growing romantic tension between himself and Rachel. Eventually, the killers show up at the farm. This 1985 thriller was Australian director Peter Weir's first American film, and features a great story and even better acting.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



Harrison Ford brings a bit of mayhem to Amish country! On the lam as corrupt police colleagues are after him, Ford hides out with the Amish--and soon finds he has more than he can bargain for, especially when Kelly McGillis takes a fancy to him. Good look--whether it's accurate or not is something else--at the Amish, too. Peter Wier directed this thriller.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bill Hobbs



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   police corruption Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Amish Lover is...    -   of a different religion

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts

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