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The Big Fix (1978)

An ex-'60s radical now working as a private eye is hired by an old flame to investigate a political smear campaign. The case becomes more dangerous as it unfolds.

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(as Jeremy Paul Kagan)

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(screenplay), (novel)
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Cast

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Moses Wine
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Lila
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Suzanne
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Sam Sebastian
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Alora
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Spitzler
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Eppis
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Oscar Procari Sr.
Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
Jorge
Michael Hershewe ...
Jacob
Rita Karin ...
Aunt Sonya
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Randy
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Wilson
Andrew Bloch ...
Michael Linker
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Mr. Johnson
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An ex-'60s radical now working as a private eye is hired by an old flame to investigate a political smear campaign. The case becomes more dangerous as it unfolds.

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Release Date:

6 October 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy umbulda  »

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Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mandy Patinkin's movie debut. See more »

Quotes

Eppis: Hey man! I can write copy faster than any alcoholic on this floor!
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Connections

Referenced in Family Ties: The Big Fix (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

We Shall Not Be Moved
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Richard Dreyfuss and F. Murray Abraham
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Maintaining our civil rights is an everyday struggle. If you give up, all dreams die!
7 August 2002 | by (Bloomington, IN) – See all my reviews

This is the best movie Richard Dreyfus has been in. Corruption and dirty tricks in a senatorial campaign directed by John Lithgow, an Abbie Hoffman character played by F. Murray Abraham, not a little comedy and a heaping of social commentary a la 60's style make this a highly recommended movie. I hope it comes out on DVD soon.


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