The Onion Field

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The Onion Field ★★★½ 1979 (R)

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. 126m/C VHS, DVD . John Savage, James Woods, Ronny Cox, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson, David Huffman, Christopher Lloyd, Dianne Hull, Priscilla Pointer, Richard Venture, William Sanderson, Michael Pataki; D: Harold Becker; W: Eric Roth; C: Charles Rosher Jr.; M: Eumir Deodato.