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The Onion Field

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Cast
John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson
Released
1979
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A criminal accused of murdering a police officer ties up the criminal justice system for years while the police officer who survives the murder of his partner appears to suffer from PTSD, hoarding an enormous collection of unwanted items he has compulsively stolen until he himself is charged with theft. The story focuses attention on the failure of law enforcement agencies to recognize and provide help for such problems in employees.

Compare to Bee Season.