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The Onion Field (1979)

Drama | 122 minutes
3,23 71 votes

Genre: Drama / Crime

Duration: 122 minuten

Country: United States

Directed by: Harold Becker

Stars: John Savage, James Woods and Ted Danson

IMDb score: 6,8 (5.658)

Releasedate: 9 September 1979


This movie is not available on US streaming services.


The Onion Field plot

"That happened in the onion field is true. But the real crime is what happened after."

Jimmy Smith (Franklyn Seales) is a petty criminal who one day comes into contact with the deranged Gregory Powell (James Woods). Together they think they will make it all the way. Karl Hettinger (John Savage) and Ian Campbell (Ted Danson) are two officers in the Major Crimes Unit. One evening they see a suspicious car driving with a broken tail light. Jimmy and Gregory are in the car. Gregory doesn't feel like being apprehended and pulls out a gun. They kidnap the agents and drive them to a remote onion field...

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Karl Hettinger

Gregory Powell

Ian Campbell

Pierce Brooks

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Helen Hettinger

Chrissie Campbell

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