The Onion Field (1979)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama


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An LA police officer is murdered in the onion fields outside of Bakersfield. However, legal loopholes could keep his kidnappers from receiving justice, and his partner is haunted by overwhelming survivor's guilt.

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  • James Woods and Franklyn Seales in The Onion Field (1979)
  • Ted Danson and John Savage in The Onion Field (1979)
  • James Woods in The Onion Field (1979)
  • James Woods and Franklyn Seales in The Onion Field (1979)
  • Ted Danson and John Savage in The Onion Field (1979)
  • John Savage in The Onion Field (1979)

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Director:

Harold Becker

Writers:

Joseph Wambaugh (book), Joseph Wambaugh (screenplay)

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18 September 2000 | yenlo
True Story of Cops, Robbers and the justice system.
From the Joseph Wambaugh book of the same name comes a frighteningly true story of two police officers and two robbers whose career paths in life fatally cross one night in 1963 in a bizarre execution murder in Bakersfield Ca and the justice systems handling of it all. The film can't match the book but does hold up well. The casting of the various characters is amazing as they resemble in great detail the actual people they are portraying. The film airs on Television from time to time but be sure if you see it it's on a channel that will not edit it in the slightest. To be on the safe side rent it. James Woods and Franklyn Seales stand out in their performances.

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