An 8 year old Amish boy and his mother are traveling to Philadelphia, on their way to visit the mother's sister. While waiting at the train station, the young boy witnesses a brutal murder inside one of the bathroom stalls. Police detective John Book is assigned to investigate the murder of the man, who was a undercover cop. Soon after, Book finds out that he's in great danger when the culprits know about his investigation and hides out in the Amish community. There, he learns the way of living among the Amish locals, which consists of non-violence and agriculture. Book soon starts a romance with the mother of the little boy, but their romance is forbidden by the Amish standards. But, it's not long before the bad guys find out Book's whereabouts. Written by
8 year old Samuel: sole witness to a murder. Three killers who'll stop at nothing to silence him. One honest cop who'll give his life to save him...
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The water wheel in the film was only a studio prop, and dismantled after filming was finished. See more
When John Book is meeting the people whose barn they just raised, they inform him that they are just married. John's voice says "That's great" but his lips do not. See more
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The closing shot of John Book, driving away in his car passing Daniel provides an initial backdrop for the end credits. See more
Referenced in Don't Panic
Written by Alan Brackett
and Scott Shelly See more