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The Onion Field

The Onion Field

The Onion FieldSep. 09, 1979USA122 Min.12
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John Savage isDet. Karl Francis Hettinger
Det. Karl Francis Hettinger
James Woods isGregory Ulas Powell
Gregory Ulas Powell
Franklyn Seales isJimmy Lee 'Youngblood' Smith
Jimmy Lee 'Youngblood' Smith
Ted Danson isDet. Ian James Campbell
Det. Ian James Campbell
Ronny Cox isDet. Sgt. Pierce R. Brooks
Det. Sgt. Pierce R. Brooks
David Huffman isDist. Atty. Phil Halpin
Dist. Atty. Phil Halpin
Christopher Lloyd isJailhouse lawyer
Jailhouse lawyer
Dianne Hull isHelen Hettinger (as Diane Hull)
Helen Hettinger (as Diane Hull)
Priscilla Pointer isChrissie Campbell
Chrissie Campbell
Beege Barkette isGreg's woman (as Beege Barkett)
Greg's woman (as Beege Barkett)
Richard Herd isBeat Cop
Beat Cop


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.

The Onion Field
The Onion Field
The Onion Field
The Onion Field
Original titleThe Onion Field
IMDb Rating6.9 3,879 votes
TMDb Rating6.1 37 votes

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