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The Fixer (1968)

The Fixer




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Yakov Bok (Alan Bates) is a Jewish handyman living in the ghetto of Kiev. His people suffer from the anti-Semitic persecution of the Czarist troops that march through the ghetto without warning. One day, he is accused of the murder of a young boy. When he denies the charges and refuses to confess under torture, he is thrown into jail without trial. He endures unspeakable brutality at the hands of his captors, but his faith and convictions give him the strength to endure the hardships. After many years of imprisonment, his case becomes a cause for international concern over issues of human rights and religious freedom. The story is taken from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Bernard Malamud, with the screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, himself a victim of McCarthy era persecution during the communist witch hunts of the early 1950s by the U.S. Senate.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Dalton Trumbo
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On DVD: Feb 23, 1994


Alan Bates
as Yakov Bok
Dirk Bogarde
as Bibikov
Georgia Brown
as Marfa Golov
Ian Holm
as Grubeshov
David Warner
as Count Odoevsky
George Murcell
as Deputy Warden
Peter Jeffrey
as Berezhinsky
Mike Pratt
as Father Anastasy
David Lodge
as Zhitnyak
William Hutt
as the Czar
Roy Sone
as Akimytch
Alfie Bass
as Potseikin
Danny Green
as the Giggler
Helen Dowling
as Black Page
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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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May 30, 2001
AV Club
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I came away admiring only the acting.

Full Review… | December 30, 2014
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This is "The Fixer" who didn't know he had courage...until courage was all he had left.

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