The Onion Field (1979)

Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy scheme. They drive out to a deserted onion field in Bakersfield, where one cop is killed and the other escapes. The film explores the consequences.

  • Harold Becker
  • Eric Roth
  • Joseph Wambaugh
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  • Release Date: 1979-09-09
  • Views: 222
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 122

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Ted Danson

Det. Ian James Campbell

Christopher Lloyd

Jailhouse lawyer

K Callan

Mrs. Powell

Ronny Cox

Det. Sgt. Pierce R. Brooks

Lillian Randolph

Nana, Jimmy's grandmother

John Savage

Det. Karl Francis Hettinger

Priscilla Pointer

Chrissie Campbell

Dianne Hull

Helen Hettinger (as Diane Hull)

David Huffman

Dist. Atty. Phil Halpin

Richard Herd

Beat Cop

Richard Venture

Det. Glenn Bates

Pat Corley

Jimmy's Lawyer #2

Sandy McPeak

Mr. Powell
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