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Witness (1985 film) Quotes

Witness (1985 film) is a TV program that first aired in 1970 . Witness ended its run in 1970.

It features Edward S. Feldman as producer, Maurice Jarre in charge of musical score, and John Seale as head of cinematography.

Witness (1985 film) is recorded in English, and German and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Witness (1985 film) is 112 minutes long. Witness (1985 film) is distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: Jan Rubeš as Eli Lapp, Harrison Ford as John Book, Kelly McGillis as Rachel Lapp, Lukas Haas as Samuel Lapp, Alexander Godunov as Daniel Hochleitner, Patti LuPone as Elaine, and Josef Sommer as Chief Paul Schaeffer.

Witness (1985 film) Quotes

Kelly McGillis as Rachel Lapp

  • (Kelly McGillis) "We're all very happy that you're going to live, John Book. We didn't know what we would do with you if you'd died."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "Your sister says you don't have a family."
  • (Harrison Ford) "No, I don't."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "She thinks that you ought to get married and have children of your own, instead of trying to be a father to hers."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Yeah."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "Except she thinks you are afraid of the responsibility."
  • (Harrison Ford) "That's interesting -- anything else?"
  • (Kelly McGillis) "Mm hm -- she thinks you like policing because you think you are right about everything and you're the only one who can do anything, and when you drink a lot of beer you say things like 'none of the other police know a crook from a bag of elbows.'. At least I think that's what she said."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "My God. Why didn't you get to a hospital?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "No, no hospital. Gunshot wound, they have to file a report. And if they file a report, they find me. And if they find me, they find the boy."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "You said we'd be safe in Philadelphia."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Well I was wrong."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "I should tell you this kind of coat doesn't have buttons. See? Hooks and eyes."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Something wrong with buttons?"
  • (Kelly McGillis) "Buttons are proud and vain, not plain."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Got anything against zippers?"
  • (Kelly McGillis) "Are you making fun of me?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "No."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "Like the tourists, staring all the time. Sometimes they come into the yard, it's very rude. They seem to think we're quaint."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Can't imagine why they'd think that."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "He's leaving, isn't he?"
  • (Jan Rubeš) "Tomorrow morning. He'll need his city clothes."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "But why? What does he have to go back to?"
  • (Jan Rubeš) "He's going back to his world, where he belongs. He knows it, and you know it, too."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "When can we leave the city?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "We're trying to get this done as quickly as possible, then you can go. But, Samuel's probably gonna have to come back to testify. I'm sorry."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "No, you are not, you are glad."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Huh?"
  • (Kelly McGillis) "Because now you have a witness."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Yeah, now I got a witness."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "I just don't like the idea of my son spending all this time with a man who carries a gun and goes around whacking people."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Whacking? -- whacking?"
  • (Kelly McGillis) "Where are you taking us?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "I'm sorry -- we're looking for a suspect in the area, we'd like the kid to take a look at him."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "You have no right to keep us here."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Oh, yes I do. Your son's a material witness to a homicide."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "You don't understand. We want nothing to do with your laws."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Doesn't surprise me. A lot of people I meet are like that."
  • (Harrison Ford) "What'd he say?"
  • (Kelly McGillis) "He asked who you are, your name. I told him we didn't need to know anything about you."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Book -- John Book."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "Are you enjoying your reading?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "Oh yeah. I'm learning a lot about manure. Very interesting."

Jan Rubeš as Eli Lapp

  • (Jan Rubeš) "Book -- that you, Book?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "Yeah."
  • (Jan Rubeš) "What you doing there?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "Trying to get the car started."
  • (Jan Rubeš) "You are well enough to do that, you can do work for me."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Sure -- what can I do?"
  • (Jan Rubeš) "Milking, maybe -- you know, cows."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Yeah, I've seen pictures."
  • (Jan Rubeš) "Good. We start tomorrow."
  • (Jan Rubeš) "4:30. Time for milking."
  • (Jan Rubeš) "What you take into your hand, you take into your heart."
  • (Jan Rubeš) "You be careful out among them English."

Lukas Haas as Samuel Lapp

  • (Lukas Haas) "Goodbye, John Book."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Goodbye, Samuel."

Josef Sommer as Chief Paul Schaeffer

  • (Josef Sommer) "Calling me at home. I can't trace the call. That's smart, John, very smart."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Lost the meaning, did you, Paul?"
  • (Josef Sommer) "What?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "Isn't that what you used to say about dirty cops? Somewhere along the way they lost the meaning?"
  • (Josef Sommer) "Now don't make this difficult, John. We know where you are. We're about to --"
  • (Harrison Ford) "Oh no, man, you got it wrong. I'm coming to get you."
  • (Josef Sommer) "I like your style, John. I've always liked your style."
  • (Harrison Ford) "I'm gonna do to you whatever you did to Zenovich. And whatever you did to Carter, I'm gonna f***ing do that to you too, asshole."

Alexander Godunov as Daniel Hochleitner

  • (Amish) "Jacob was a good farmer."
  • (Amish) "Not a man to buy a horse from. Hochleitner, wasn't it he who sold you the one with the ruptured testicle? Said it was a bee sting?"
  • (Alexander Godunov) "That horse had one good ball. That's all it takes."
  • (Alexander Godunov) "You are the Yankee they talk about?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "I thought I was the English."
  • (Alexander Godunov) "Your hole, it is better now?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "Yeah, it's pretty much healed."
  • (Alexander Godunov) "Good. Then you can go home."
  • (Townsman) "Never seen anything like it in all my years."
  • (Alexander Godunov) "He's from Ohio, my cousin."
  • (Townsman) "Well, them Ohio Amish must be -- different. Around here, the brethren don't have any of that kinda fight in 'em. Good day to you, Mr. Lapp. This ain't good for the tourist trade, you know. Tell that to your Ohioan friend."

Harrison Ford as John Book

  • (Harrison Ford) "If we'd made love last night I'd have to stay. Or you'd have to leave."
  • (Harrison Ford) "I know you, asshole."
  • (Harrison Ford) "No, no --"
  • (Jan Rubeš) "Eat, Book, eat. What's the matter, where is your appetite?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "I'm not used to eating in the middle of the night."
  • (Jan Rubeš) "Not used to hard work. That's what makes appetite."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Honey, that's great coffee."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Uh, it's a joke -- from a commercial -- on television."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Samuel, the man who was killed tonight was a policeman, and it's my job to find out what happened. I want you to tell me everything you saw when you went into the bathroom."
  • (Lukas Haas) "Um -- there were two."
  • (Harrison Ford) "There were TWO men?"
  • (Lukas Haas) "I only saw one."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Does anybody else know about this?"
  • (Det. Sgt. Elden Carter) "No, no one's had a chance to talk to him."
  • (Harrison Ford) "What did he look like, the man that you saw?"
  • (Lukas Haas) "He was -- like him."
  • (Harrison Ford) "He was a black man, had black skin?"
  • (Lukas Haas) "Ya, but not schtumpig."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Schtulpig? What's 'schtumpig'?"
  • (Kelly McGillis) "On a farm, when a pig is born small like that, it's called schtumpig, a runt."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Oh, so he wasn't a runt. He was a big guy, like me?"
  • (Lukas Haas) "Big guy."
  • (Tourist Lady) "Hi. We're just here for the day, would you mind --"
  • (Harrison Ford) "Lady, you take my picture with that thing and I'm gonna rip your brassiere off -- and strangle you with it. You got that?"
  • (Tourist Lady) "Did you hear what that Amish just said to me?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "What happened to Hochleitner?"
  • (Kelly McGillis) "He went home. He's a friend of the family -- he's like a son to Eli."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "You know carpentry. Can you do anything else?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "Whacking. I'm hell at whacking."
  • (Kelly McGillis) "Whacking is not much use on a farm."

Patti LuPone as Elaine

  • (Patti LuPone) "How could you do this to me tonight?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "It's important."
  • (Patti LuPone) "I told you I had company."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Where's Jason and Billy?"
  • (Patti LuPone) "Upstairs asleep."
  • (Harrison Ford) "You got a man in the house and the kids are upstairs?"
  • (Patti LuPone) "That's none of your business. So, keep you holier-than-thou mouth shut. Anyway, they like Fred."
  • (Harrison Ford) "Oh, now we've got Fred."
  • (Patti LuPone) "Who are these vagrants, anyway?"
  • (Harrison Ford) "They're Amish."

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