Dramatisation of one of the most infamous UK football scandals in the history of the game. In the early 1960s an ex-footballer, Jimmy Gauld, was able to bribe a large number of strikers and... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The One That Got Away (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The existence of the anti-Iraq coalition was threatened when Saddam targetted Israel. In order to keep Israel out of the war, and the coalition together the Scuds had to be stopped. SAS ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Jody Abrahams, Nick Brimble, Simon Burke
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Stephen Lawrence was a black London teenager attacked by white racists. His mother Doreen and father Neville fought to have the events properly investigated, culminating in a judicial ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hugh Quarshie, Leon Black
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A dreamer who aspires to human flight is assigned public service after one of his attempts off a public building. This leads him to meeting a young woman, who is dying of motor neuron ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Kenneth Branagh, Gemma Jones
Resurrected (1989)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

True story of a British soldier (David Thewlis), who is left behind in the Falklands after the war with Argentina. He travels on a journey from the Falkland Islands, to his army barracks in... See full summary »

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Tom Bell, Rita Tushingham, David Thewlis
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell
The Late Show (1989–1995)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Television programme on arts, the media and culture.

Stars: Jeremy Isaacs, Sarah Dunant, Kirsty Wark
United 93 (2006)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September eleventh, 2001, that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas
Green Zone (2010)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Matt Damon, Jason Isaacs, Greg Kinnear
Biography | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman
Open Fire (TV Movie 1994)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An authentic story from 1983: The young police officer Finn is awarded a medal for the courage he showed in arresting a dangerous criminal. Meanwhile transvestite David Martin is released ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Rupert Graves, Douglas Hodge, Kate Hardie
World in Action (1963–1998)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A documentary series focusing on current affairs.

Stars: Chris Kelly, Andrew Brittain, Mike Walsh
Crime Story (1992–1995)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Peter O'Brien, Dee Anderson, Scott Anderson
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Mike Gabbett
...
Tony Kay
...
Marina Kay
...
Peter Campling
...
Gordon
...
Harry Catterick
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judith Barker ...
Muriel
Amy Beswick ...
Nicky
Roger Blake ...
News editor
...
Sam Campbell
...
Skipper
John Forgeham ...
Peter Hughes ...
Major
...
Brian
Edit

Storyline

Dramatisation of one of the most infamous UK football scandals in the history of the game. In the early 1960s an ex-footballer, Jimmy Gauld, was able to bribe a large number of strikers and goalkeepers from football clubs all over the country to illegally throw matches and thus clean up at the bookies on these fixed matches. The scandal was eventually brought to light when football hating investigative journalist, Mike Gabbett, was assigned the story by his editor. Even though he had no idea where to start, Gabbett tenaciously continued to follow the story until he exposed top football star Tony Kay and his corrupt friends, which made headline news. The breaking of this story eventually led to Tony Kay and friends being sentenced to four months in prison and Jimmy Gauld as 'Mr. Fix It' receiving four years. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History | Sport

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un tremendo fracaso  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
is this available? phil_c_brown
Discuss The Fix (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?