The Onion Field

The Onion Field

That happened in the onion field is true. But the real crime is what happened after. Sep. 09, 1979 USA 122 Min. R
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John Savage isKarl Hettinger
Karl Hettinger
James Woods isGregory Powell
Gregory Powell
Franklyn Seales isJimmy
Jimmy "Youngblood" Smith
Ted Danson isIan Campbell
Ian Campbell
Ronny Cox isPierce Brooks
Pierce Brooks
David Huffman isPhil Halpin
Phil Halpin
Christopher Lloyd isJailhouse Lawyer
Jailhouse Lawyer
Dianne Hull isHelen Hettinger
Helen Hettinger
Priscilla Pointer isChrissie Campbell
Chrissie Campbell
Beege Barkette isGreg's Woman
Greg's Woman


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.

Original title The Onion Field
IMDb Rating 6.8 4,335 votes
TMDb Rating 6.2 47 votes

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