The Onion Field(Movie, 1979)

| 2h 2min | Genres: Crime, Drama
The Onion FieldRating: 3.1/5 (with 21 votes)
The Onion Field is a 1979 American neo-noir crime drama film directed by Harold Becker and written by Joseph Wambaugh, based on his 1973 true crime book The Onion Field. The film stars John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales and Ted Danson in his film debut. Woods' performance as Greg Powell was the film's most widely praised element, earning the actor a Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award and his first Golden Globe nomination. ()
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About 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.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Shot in: California
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 10 languages: Bulgarian (BG), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Russian (RU)
Status: Released
Release date US: 09/09/1979
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Il campo di cipolle"

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