The Onion Field Movie Review 1979

Information and Film Reviews for The Onion Field the Movie

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True story about the mental breakdown of an ex-cop who witnessed his partner's murder. Haunted by the slow process of justice and his own feelings of insecurity, he is unable to get his life together. Based on the novel by Joseph Wambaugh, who also wrote the screenplay. Compelling script and excellent acting.


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Available on VHS
Running time 126 minutes.

Cast and Crew

True Stories, Books to Film: Joseph Wambaugh, Ex-Cops, Sanity Check, True Crime, Ex-Cons
Eric Roth
John Savage, James Woods, Ronny Cox, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson, David Huffman, Christopher Lloyd, Dianne Hull, Priscilla Pointer, Richard Venture, William Sanderson, Michael Pataki
Charles Rosher
Harold Becker
Eumir Deodato
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