The Choirboys Script

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Director:Robert Aldrich
Written by:Joseph Wambaugh (Novel), Christopher Knopf (Screenplay), Joseph Wambaugh (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after-hours debauchery.

The Onion Field Script

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Director:Harold Becker
Written by:Joseph Wambaugh (Novel), Joseph Wambaugh (Screenplay), Eric Roth (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy scheme. They drive out to a deserted onion field in Bakersfield, where one cop is killed and the other escapes. The film explores the consequences.

The Black Marble Script

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Director:Harold Becker
Written by:Joseph Wambaugh (Novel), Joseph Wambaugh (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:When alcoholic homicide investigator Valnikov is transferred to a burglary case that seems to involve a creepy dogcatcher, he's also given a new partner -- the pragmatic Sgt. Natalie Zimmerman, who's experiencing a midlife crisis and does not welcome Valnikov's company. But as these emotionally bruised cops are drawn deeper into the bizarre world of dog shows, animal fanatics and pet cemeteries, they're also drawn to each other.