I Witness

I Witness

Director: Rowdy Herrington Cast: Jeff Daniels, James Spader, Portia de Rossi



An American abroad discovers that a series of crimes may have a greater significance than imagined in this drama. Rhodes (Jeff Daniels) is an American human rights activist who has come to a small Mexican border town to help oversee union elections at a factory owned by a United States firm. While in Mexico, Rhodes learns that things have not been quiet around town lately -- a number of people were found shot dead in a tunnel just across the border in the States, and a pair of Californians who came to Mexico to do some trail riding have disappeared without a trace. Rhodes has a hunch the recent crimes may have something to do with the hotly contested upcoming election, and with the permission of a pal from the State Department (James Spader), he joins up with Castillo (Clifton Collins Jr.), a police detective who is looking into the tunnel deaths. I Witness also co-stars Portia de Rossi.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2007
UPC: 0025195016988
Original Release: 2003
Rating: R
Source: Screen Media
Time: 1:35:00

Special Features

Spanish Subtitles.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Daniels James Rhodes
James Spader Douglas Draper
Portia de Rossi Emily
Clifton Collins Castillo

Technical Credits
Rowdy Herrington Director,Screenwriter
Antonio Betancourt Sound/Sound Designer
David Bixler Producer
Pasquale A. Buba Editor
Ed Cathell Co-producer
Paul Desouza Executive Producer
Colin Greene Co-producer,Screenwriter
Marc Greville-Masson Production Designer
David Kitay Score Composer
Jon Kramer Executive Producer
Zoraida Sanjurjo Lopez Casting
Mayna Magruder Art Director
Michele Michel Costumes/Costume Designer
Monica Monserrate Set Decoration/Design
Robert Ozn Co-producer,Screenwriter
Shelly Strong Producer
Julia Verdin Casting,Co-producer
Michael Wojciechowski Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- I Witness
1. War on Drugs? [7:54]
2. International Rights Watch [8:46]
3. Company Politics [6:34]
4. Do Me a Favor [9:21]
5. Watch What You Say [7:50]
6. Everyone is Behind It [7:15]
7. UFB [8:31]
8. No Union [8:01]
9. Just Cooperate [9:33]
10. Save Some Other Country [9:16]
11. Showdown [8:37]
12. End Credits [3:07]

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I Witness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ebnozn01 More than 1 year ago
This powerful, intense and moving film was written by Robert Ozn and Colin Green and directed by Rowdy Herrington. It tells the story of 27 bodies found in a collapsed Mexican tunnel, 2 missing American teenagers and how their deaths intertwine. Jeff Daniels is James Rhodes, a human rights advocate that investigates these tragedies in cooperation with an honest Mexican homicide police officer. In the meantime, Daxmoore Industries is holding a vote for unionization. How do all of these events relate? Watch and see. No matter how anyone feels about NAFTA and illegal immigration, no one can deny that any human deserves to be treated less than humanely. Nothing demonstrates this more than the scene where the people are forced to vote verbally with an example of what the wrong vote may get them standing right in front of them. Yeah, no coercion there. Very highly recommended.