About

A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly assimilates despite his urban grit and forges a romantic bond with the child's beautiful mother.

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Directed by

Peter Weir

Written by

William Kelley (Screenplay)
Earl W. Wallace (Screenplay)
Pamela Wallace (Writer)

Runtime

113 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A big city cop. A small country boy. They have nothing in common... but a murder.

Cast

Keywords

detective corruption police brutality witness to murder pennsylvania amish philadelphia silo barn raising lancaster, pa

Photos

Lists

#966 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#82 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar for Best Film Editing

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score Maurice Jarre

Oscar nomination for Best Picture Edward S. Feldman