The photo of Johnny in handcuffs shown at the beginning of the film differs from the scene where the photo was taken. The lights in the building are off in the photo but on in the scene, the number of people standing behind Johnny are different, and the man in the plaid shirt standing next to the policeman in the photo is not standing next to him in the scene. See more »
"Basketball Fix" has 25 year old Marshall Thompson playing Johnny, a basketball player fresh out of high school. (Which just goes to show that using actors in their mid-20s to play teenagers has been going on forever.) Anyway, Johnny becomes the best player on some unknown state university basketball team.
Things soon become complicated as he is approached by a friendly but shady character who wants him to shave points off of games. At first he refuses but circumstances cause him to reconsider.
There are no surprises at all in this film. The topic is handled just as you would expect it to be in the early '50s. It all culminates in an especially unfulfilling conclusion. 2/10
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