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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 79
Genre: crime film, drama filmRuntime: 112 minutesColor: colorLanguage: English, GermanCountry: United StatesFilming location: PhiladelphiaDirector: Peter WeirScreenwriter: Earl W. Wallace, William KelleyMusic: Maurice JarreCinematography: John SealeStars: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, Lukas Haas, Alexander Godunov, Danny Glover, Viggo Mortensen, Jan Rubes, Frederick Rolf, Patti LuPone, Robert Earl JonesProducer: Edward S. FeldmanAwards won: Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Thom Noble)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Earl W. Wallace, William Kelley)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Harrison Ford)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography (John Seale)
Academy Award for Best Director (Peter Weir)
Academy Award for Best Original Score (Maurice Jarre)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Edward S. Feldman)
Academy Award for Best Production Design
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

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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