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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.

Director:

(as Jeremy Paul Kagan)

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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Michael Linker
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Mr. Johnson
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Storyline

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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Richard Dreyfuss as Moses Wine, private detective. So go figure... See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

6 October 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy umbulda  »

Box Office

Budget:

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

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Dreyfuss broke his wrist just before shooting was to begin. Rather than delay shooting they worked his cast into the script. See more »

Quotes

Eppis: Do you know why being a revolutionary doesn't work in this country? Being a revolutionary in America is like being a spoil sport at an orgy. All these goodies being passed around and you feel like a shit when you say no.
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Soundtracks

Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Written by Morris Levy and Frankie Lymon (as Frank Joseph Lymon)
Sung by Frankie Lymon (as Frankie Lyman)
Courtesy of Roulette Records
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What 60's / 70's Druggy Hooey!
7 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when I was 18, and at 51 I realize what a dope I was. This is sloppy 70's film-making at its WORST. Dreyfus is (like the entire film) using cutesy shorthand in lieu of acting. One need only look at the constant continuity errors to realize that everybody must have been either high, or thought making a quality film was too bourgeois. I "got" the 60's. I was a teen in the 70's, and "The Big Fix" is typical of the hipster coding that allowed the excesses that typified Richard Dreyfus "the drug years". What was well written wisenheimer dialog in "Jaws" and "The Good-Bye Girl" is here reduced to winging it, and the wires of laziness clearly show the puppet to be merely in motion; mimicking performance. What a silly, and disingenuous waste of time this film still is!


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