The Onion Field

  • Directed By: Harold Becker

Synopsis: 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.

James Woods

Gregory Ulas Powell

Ted Danson

Det. Ian James Campbell

Ronny Cox

Det. Sgt. Pierce R. Brooks

David Huffman

Dist. Atty. Phil Halpin

Christopher Lloyd

Jailhouse lawyer

Dianne Hull

Helen Hettinger (as Diane Hull)

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Writers: Eric Roth
Meta Score: Coming Soon
Rotten Tomaotes: Coming Soon
Studio: AVCO Embassy Pictures
Black Marble Productions
Release Date: Sep 8th, 1979
Box Office: Not Available
Budget: Not Available
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