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THE ONION FIELD

Directed by Harold Becker
United States, 1979
Crime, Drama

Synopsis

Greg Powell is a disturbed ex-con who recruits Jimmy Smith, a petty thief, as his partner in crime. Powell panics one night when the two of them are pulled over by a pair of cops for broken brake-lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith reluctantly goes along with Powell’s scheme.

Synopsis

Greg Powell is a disturbed ex-con who recruits Jimmy Smith, a petty thief, as his partner in crime. Powell panics one night when the two of them are pulled over by a pair of cops for broken brake-lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith reluctantly goes along with Powell’s scheme.

The Onion FieldDirected byHarold Becker

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Awards & Festivals

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Golden Globes (USA)
1980 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
1979 | 3rd place: Best Supporting Actor
National Society of Film Critics Awards
1980 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actor

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