The Onion Field

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.

Directors: Harold Becker
Actors: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson, Ronny Cox, David Huffman, Christopher Lloyd, Dianne Hull, Priscilla Pointer, Beege Barkette, Richard Herd
Countrys: USA

More Details

Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
6.9 3,958 1979-09-09 122

Crew Details

Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
DirectorHarold BeckerNovelJoseph Wambaugh
ScreenplayJoseph WambaughScreenplayEric Roth
ProducerWalter CoblenzOriginal Music ComposerEumir Deodato
CinematographyCharles Rosher Jr.EditorJohn W. Wheeler
CastingLynn StalmasterProduction DesignBrian Eatwell

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