The Onion Field 44 years old

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

The Onion Field

An LA police officer is murdered in the onion fields outside of Bakersfield. However, legal loopholes could keep his kidnappers from receiving justice, and his partner is haunted by overwhelming survivor's guilt.

Credits

The Onion Field Cast

Name Character
Ted Danson He was 31, now 76 years old as Det. Ian James Campbell
James Woods He was 32, now 76 years old as Gregory Ulas Powell
Ronny Cox He was 41, now 85 years old as Det. Sgt. Pierce R. Brooks
Christopher Lloyd He was 40, now 85 years old as Jailhouse lawyer
William Sanderson He was 35, now 80 years old as Young Con
John Savage He was 30, now 74 years old as Det. Karl Francis Hettinger
Sandy McPeak She was 43, 61 years old when she died as Mr. Powell
Priscilla Pointer She was 55, now 99 years old as Chrissie Campbell
Franklyn Seales He was 27, 37 years old when he died as Jimmy Lee 'Youngblood' Smith
Richard Herd He was 46, now 91 years old as Beat Cop
Lillian Randolph She was 80, 81 years old when she died as Nana, Jimmy's grandmother
Lee Weaver He was 49, now 94 years old as Billy
Richard Venture He was 55, 94 years old when he died as Det. Glenn Bates
Dianne Hull She was 29, now 74 years old as Helen Hettinger (as Diane Hull)
K Callan She was 37, now 82 years old as Mrs. Powell
David Huffman He was 34, 39 years old when he died as Dist. Atty. Phil Halpin
Pat Corley He was 49, 76 years old when he died as Jimmy's Lawyer #2
Beege Barkette She was 28, now 73 years old as Greg's woman (as Beege Barkett)
Le Tari He was 33, 40 years old when he died as Emmanuel McFadden
Ned Wilson as LAPD Captain

The Onion Field Crew

Name Department
John W. Wheeler as Editor. He was 132 (now 177) years old Editing
Harold Becker as Director. He was 50 (now 95) years old Directing
Charles Rosher, Jr. as Cinematography. Crew
Eric Roth as Screenplay. He was 34 (now 79) years old Writing
Lynn Stalmaster as Casting. He was 52 (now 96) years old Production
Walter Coblenz as Producer. He was 51 (now 95) years old Production
Brian Eatwell as Production Design. He was 40 (67) years old when He died Art
Joseph Wambaugh as Novel. He was 42 (now 87) years old Writing
Joseph Wambaugh as Screenplay. He was 42 (now 87) years old Writing
Eumir Deodato as Original Music Composer. He was 36 (now 80) years old Sound
The Onion Field poster
The Onion Field (44 years)

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

  • Release day: Sunday, September 09, 1979
  • Runtime: 122 minutes