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The onion field / a Black Marble Production ; an Embassy Pictures release ; produced by Walter Coblenz ; screenplay by Joseph Wambaugh ; directed by Harold Becker.

Coblenz, Walter. (Added Author). Becker, Harold. (Added Author). Savage, John, 1949- (Added Author). Woods, James, 1947- (Added Author). Seales, Franklyn, 1952-1990 (Added Author). Cox, Ronny. (Added Author). Danson, Ted, 1947- (Added Author). Deodato, Eumir. (Added Author). Black Marble Productions. (Added Author). Embassy Pictures Corp. (Added Author). MGM Home Entertainment Inc. (Added Author). John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ronny Cox, Ted Danson. (Cast).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Series Information

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch DVD.c ONION (Text) 78294000209287 DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0792853369
  • ISBN: 9780792853367
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, [2004]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
Special features: "Ring of Truth" documentary; audio commentary with director Harold Becker; original theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Charles Rosher ; music, Emuir Deodato.
Participant or Performer Note:
John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ronny Cox, Ted Danson.
Summary, etc.:
A true story about a case that changed LAPD policies forever. Two plainclothes LAPD officers were abducted and one was brutally executed, the other escaped. The criminals managed to drag the justice process on for years.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; special features contain unrated material.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Note:
English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Digital recordings.
Murder > California > Los Angeles > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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