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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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Suzanne
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Alora
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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 »


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Release Date:

6 October 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy umbulda  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,000,000, 31 October 1978
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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This film is the last entry in director Jeremy Paul Kagan's trilogy about the aftermath of the 1960s and 1970s malaise after a particularly volatile historical period. The other two in the trilogy were Katherine (1975) and Heroes (1977). See more »

Quotes

Moses Wine: Bakunin? Bakunin was a terrorist monster. You are not an authority on Bakunin just because you used to date every terrorist in Soviet Russia, that does not make you an authority.
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Connections

References Francis (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

We Shall Not Be Moved
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Richard Dreyfuss and F. Murray Abraham
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Another hit for Dreyfus
27 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

An excellent film for Dreyfus. At this point (1978), the best known films with Dreyfus were "American Graffiti"(1973), "Jaws"(1975), "The Goodbye Girl"(1976) and "Close Encounters"(1977). Dreyfus did a great job inviting the viewer in and sharing his (Moses Wine's) feelings about the late 60's and its effects on the students at Univ of California Berkley. Wine wanders aimlessly to find out who is pitting various ethnic and political groups, etc. against each other. He does not find out who the true enemy is until the end of the movie. You won't either. John Lithgow also appears in one of his first films. Look for Mandy Patinkin as the pool cleaner. F. Murray Abraham and Susan Anspach also star.


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