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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:

Jeremy Kagan (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)

Writers:

Roger L. Simon (screenplay), Roger L. Simon (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Moses Wine
Susan Anspach ... Lila
Bonnie Bedelia ... Suzanne
John Lithgow ... Sam Sebastian
Ofelia Medina ... Alora
Nicolas Coster ... Spitzler
F. Murray Abraham ... Eppis
Fritz Weaver ... Oscar Procari Sr.
Jorge Cervera Jr. Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Jorge
Michael Hershewe Michael Hershewe ... Jacob
Rita Karin Rita Karin ... Aunt Sonya
Ron Rifkin ... Randy
Larry Bishop ... Wilson
Andrew Bloch ... Michael Linker
Sidney Clute ... 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy umbulda See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,000,000, 31 October 1978
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Moses is driving he is talking about Bakunnin. However, his comments are not historically correct. He is way of base. 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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Connections

Referenced in Red Dragon (2002) 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 tinman-7See 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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