Harold Becker

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Birth Name: Harold Becker
Born: 1950
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

It took seven years for him to find a suitable project to mark his solo directorial effort, but in settling on "The Onion Field" (1979), Joseph Wambaugh's based-on-fact novel about cop-killers who manipulate the legal system and avoid prosecution for years, Becker found a suitable project. Bringing a stark, cinema verite approach to the story, he crafted a beautifully realized police drama that doesn't traffic in pat answers or fairy-tale endings. Becker followed with yet another Wambaugh adaptation, "The Black Marble" (1980), a somewhat less successful feature about the growing romance between a female cop and her troubled partner. Part love story, part black comedy, the film never quite ge... Continue Bio >>

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