R | | Crime, Drama
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.
The abduction of officers Hettinger and Campbell was filmed at the exact location at Carlos and Gower, where the real crime occurred in March 1963. Writer Joseph Wambaugh said, "I made sure that there were cops who were on duty the night Hettinger and Campbell were kidnapped, to come around and take a look at how we were depicting it."
Yeah, I think I'll play the bagpipes as long as I live.
Chrissie Campbell: I think that's a lovely idea.
When Karl Hettinger is talking into the patrol car microphone, the microphone is turned around and he is actually talking into the back of it.