The Big Fix


The Big Fix (1978)



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Richard Dreyfuss plays Moses Wine, an ex-Sixties radical who pays the bills as a private eye. Wine is hired to stem a smear campaign against a popular political candidate. Gradually the plot thickens into a murder case, involving a hippie leader whose values, like Wine's, have been severely compromised over the years - and who plans to blow up a major LA freeway as a protest. Susan Anspach provides a great deal of dramatic (and sexual) tension as Wine's boss. Among the minor players are future stars Mandy Patinkin and F. Murray Abraham. The Big Fix was adapted by Roger L. Simon from his own novel.

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

[Dreyfuss is] always on, hyper, eager to get to his next line. He makes a detective we can just about believe, even in an investigation so labyrinthine that you have to see the movie twice to understand what happened.

Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The wonderful irony is that Dreyfuss is able to blackmail all his former revolutionary friends by threatening to tell everyone all the good things they were a part of. No one needs to know that they might actually be decent, upstanding people.

Jun 30, 2011 | Full Review…

Never makes its case why we should care about it.

Jun 8, 2006 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Um detetive politizado que chora ao relembrar os ideais abandonados e que leva seus dois filhos pequenos para ajudá-lo em suas investigações? Só mesmo nos anos 70, bicho!

Feb 18, 2004 | Rating: 5/5

The Big Fix is a lively Western in the Dashielle Hammet style.

Jan 24, 2004 | Full Review…

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