History Film / Witness

28th May '16 8:37:09 PM Berrenta
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* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Fergie.
22nd Apr '16 11:16:35 AM Paranoia
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* BarnRaising: Probably the film's most famous scene.

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* BarnRaising: Probably the film's most famous scene. Well, maybe ''second'' most famous (see ShowerScene below)


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* ShowerScene: A variant, as the Amish don't use showers. But Rachel and Book share a sexually charged moment where she's finished bathing and lets him get a good look at her.
3rd Jan '16 2:59:57 PM Aurelian
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Samuel Lapp is a young Amish boy journeying to Baltimore to visit an aunt with his mother, the recently widowed Rachel Lapp. Samuel is the witness when two men kill an undercover officer in a Philadelphia train station bathroom. Detective John Book takes the boy into custody to protect him when it turns out that the killers are crooked narcotics cops. After a shootout, Book is wounded and hides with the Lapps on their farm, and ends up developing a relationship with Rachel as he recovers, adapting to the Amish lifestyle and being tentatively accepted by the community. But their idyllic lifestyle is soon shattered once the villains figure out where they went and descend upon the unsuspecting Amish town with their guns.

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Samuel Lapp is Lapp, a young Amish boy journeying to Baltimore to visit an aunt with his mother, the recently widowed Rachel Lapp. Samuel is the witness when Rachel, witnesses two men kill an undercover police officer in a Philadelphia train station bathroom. Detective John Book takes the boy into custody to protect him when it turns out that the killers are crooked narcotics cops. After a shootout, Book is wounded and hides with the Lapps on their farm, and ends up developing a relationship with Rachel as he recovers, adapting to the Amish lifestyle and being tentatively accepted by the community. But their idyllic lifestyle is soon shattered once the villains figure out where they went and descend upon the unsuspecting Amish town with their guns.
3rd Jan '16 2:54:20 PM Aurelian
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* MuggingTheMonster:. The jerkass tourist who decides to pick on Book, thinking he is just another peaceful Amish. Cue LaserGuidedKarma.

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* MuggingTheMonster:. MuggingTheMonster: The jerkass tourist who decides to pick on Book, thinking he is just another peaceful Amish. Cue LaserGuidedKarma.
3rd Jan '16 2:53:08 PM Aurelian
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* MuggingTheMonster:. The jerkass tourist who decides to pick on Book, thinking he is just another peaceful Amish. Cue LaserGuidedKarma.
28th Nov '15 11:08:57 PM Kooshmeister
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath / DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Death by grain silo drowning.]]

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath / DisneyVillainDeath: CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Death by grain silo drowning.]]
22nd Sep '15 12:16:20 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* GratuitousGerman: The Amish. Sometimes mangled to the point of being unintelligible, but possibly justified by the Amish being an isolated community that has very little (if any) contact to other German speakers and also speaks English most of the time.
** The German dialect used by the American Amish (so-called Pennsylvania German) is quite distinct from its European counterparts.

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* GratuitousGerman: The Amish. Sometimes mangled to the point of being unintelligible, but possibly justified by the Amish being an isolated community that has often speak their "Pennsylvania German" to each other. It is very little (if any) contact to other German speakers and also speaks English most of the time.
** The German dialect used by the American Amish (so-called Pennsylvania German) is quite
distinct from its the European counterparts.version.
25th Aug '15 6:27:49 AM AnotherGuy
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* CoolAndUnusualDeath / DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Death by grain silo drowning.]]


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* CruelAndUnusualDeath / DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Death by grain silo drowning.]]
25th Aug '15 6:27:07 AM AnotherGuy
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* CoolAndUnusualDeath / DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Death by grain silo drowning.]]
1st May '15 4:45:30 AM hullflyer
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: During the milking scene, Eli asks Book, who is having trouble at it, "Come on man, have you never held a teat before?" to which Book deadpans "Not one this big." You expect the dour Eli to get indignant at this fairly sexual quip, but after taking a second to realize what Book means, he instead gives a roar of laughter and claps him on the back in a "You're all right, kid" manner.
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