The Onion Field

Director: Harold Becker
Year Released: 1979
Rating: 2.0

James Woods overplays his role as a lunatic with homosexual leanings - the film ignorantly associates homosexuality with psychotic, criminal behavior (as shown in several scenes, including a man who goes berserk in a police station and another incident in Death Row) - that murders a cop and exposes loopholes in the legal system by drawing out his (and his accomplice's) case; the movie's high point is less than half-way through and the remainder of the picture is little more than a too-long - not to mention melodramatic - final act.