The Onion Field (1979)

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.

Directing:
  • Harold Becker

Writing:
  • Eric Roth
  • Joseph Wambaugh

Stars:
Release Date: 1979-09-09
TMDb: 6.2/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 122
John Savage
John Savage
Karl Hettinger
Christopher Lloyd
Christopher L...
Jailhouse Lawyer
Ronny Cox
Ronny Cox
Pierce Brooks
James Woods
James Woods
Gregory Powell
Ted Danson
Ted Danson
Ian Campbell
William Sanderson
William Sande...
Young Con
K Callan
K Callan
Mrs. Powell
Franklyn Seales
Franklyn Seal...
Jimmy "Youngblood" Smith
Priscilla Pointer
Priscilla Poi...
Chrissie Campbell
Beege Barkette
Beege Barkett...
Greg's Woman
Sandy McPeak
Sandy McPeak
Mr. Powell
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