Was coercively controlled into watching Witness over the weekend. She’d beat me and make me sleep in the airing cupboard for a month if I didn’t, so....
Harrison Ford as John Book, one of the Germans from Die Hard turns up as an Amish farmer, L Haas is the kid who witnesses the murder, K McGillis is his mum who falls for Book and Danny Glover is a corrupt cop. Massive synth soundtrack too, big harmonies that somehow suits the farming landscapes and lifestyles (even if on paper it seems incongruous, it works pretty well).
It has a scene that’s pure 80’s. A group of tools stops the Amish horses/carriages. They goad them, smear ice cream on the guy from Die Hard, there’s a trucker cap (die). Then Book who’s hiding out within this community, smashes fuck out of all their top boys.
A strange one. Philadelphia’s train station where the film starts, looks like a cathedral. Better than I remembered, 80’s scaffolding over western cowboy motifs.