Australian Peter Weir's first Hollywood film tells the story of John Book (Harrison Ford), a Philadelphia cop whose life is altered while trying to help Rachel (Kelly McGillis), an Amish woman, and her son Samuel (Lukas Haas), who witnesses a murder in a Philadelphia train station bathroom. After discovering that the murder was committed by a member of his force, Book travels to Lancaster County with Rachel and Samuel and poses as a member of the Amish community to hide from his murderous police peers. While there, love blooms between Rachel and Book, and he finds himself drawn in by the honesty and simplicity of the old-world Amish lifestyle. Fine performances and beautiful cinematography are prevalent throughout.
Region 1 Widescreen Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English, French Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French Subtitles - English, Spanish
Winner, 1985 Academy Awards: Best Film Editing
Winner, 1985 Academy Awards: Best Original Screenplay - William Kelley