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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)

Writers:

(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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Certificate:

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

References Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) See more »

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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Lived through the moment, love this movie
4 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

This movie and John Sayles's "The Return of the Secaucus Seven" are the best movies I know about the post-hippie years.

"The Big Fix" is funny, fast, and smart -- and also touching. The scenes of the old activists in jail and around the swimming pool are touched with aching nostalgia. Richard Dreyfuss plays an adorable, idealistic nebbish who really thought the future was going to hold more than EST trainers and deteriorating VW Beetles. I think it's his best performance (though "Inserts" was also fine).

I have read the book on which this was based, and it is not only nothing like the movie but considerably worse than the movie. This is one case ("Roger Rabbit" is another) in which the Hollywood rewrite was a noticeable improvement over the original.


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