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.

Directing:
  • Harold Becker
  • Toshiya Shinohara
  • JoJo Henrickson

Writing:
  • Eric Roth
  • Joseph Wambaugh
  • Katsuyuki Sumisawa

Stars:
Release Date: 1979-09-09
themoviedb icon 6.2/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 122
Ted Danson
Ted Danson
Det. Ian James Campbell
Christopher Lloyd
Christopher L...
Jailhouse lawyer
Ronny Cox
Ronny Cox
Det. Sgt. Pierce R. Brooks
William Sanderson
William Sande...
Young Con
James Woods
James Woods
Gregory Ulas Powell
Richard Herd
Richard Herd
Beat Cop
John Savage
John Savage
Det. Karl Francis Hettinger
Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull
Helen Hettinger (as Diane Hull)
Priscilla Pointer
Priscilla Poi...
Chrissie Campbell
Richard Venture
Richard Ventu...
Det. Glenn Bates
Lee Weaver
Lee Weaver
Billy
Pat Corley
Pat Corley
Jimmy's Lawyer #2
K Callan
K Callan
Mrs. Powell
Lillian Randolph
Lillian Rando...
Nana, Jimmy's grandmother
Kappei Yamaguchi
Kappei Yamagu...
Inu-Yasha
Satsuki Yukino
Satsuki Yukin...
Kagome Higurashi
Ruben Garfias
Ruben Garfias
Caco
David Barrera
David Barrera
Richard
Noel Gugliemi
Noel Gugliemi
Johnny
David Huffman
David Huffman
Dist. Atty. Phil Halpin
Sandy McPeak
Sandy McPeak
Mr. Powell
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