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The Big Fix (1978)

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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Richard Dreyfuss
as Moses Wine
Susan Anspach
as Lila Shay
Bonnie Bedelia
as Suzanne
John Lithgow
as Sam Sebastian
Nicolas Coster
as Spitzler
Fritz Weaver
as Oscar Procari Sr.
Rita Karin
as Aunt Sonya
Ron Rifkin
as Randy
Larry Bishop
as Wilson
Andrew Bloch
as Michael Linker
Sidney Clute
as Mr. Johnson
John Cunningham
as Hawthorne
Frank Doubleday
as Jonah's Partner
Joyce Easton
as Woman in Mercedes
Martin Garner
as Bittleman
William Glover
as Commentator
Kathryn Grody
as Wendy Linker
Ray Martucci
as Policeman
Bob O'Connell
as Policeman
Mandy Patinkin
as Pool Man
Miiko Taka
as Saleswoman
Pat Hustis
as Dealer
Billy Cardenas
as Chicano
Chester Grimes
as Chester
David Matthau
as Volunteer
Gregory Prentiss
as Reporter #4
James Wing Woo
as Pak Chung
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Critic Reviews for The Big Fix

All Critics (4)

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.

Full Review… | June 30, 2011

Never makes its case why we should care about it.

Full Review… | June 8, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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!

February 18, 2004
Cinema em Cena

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

Full Review… | January 24, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for The Big Fix


The Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski is not the first film to cross a rickety counterculture with the work of a gumshoe. This film, which has yet to put out on DVD, is forgotten and it shouldn't be.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

This film works on several levels: the '60's activists, the old flame connection, the good old murder myster....all put together with affection and style. The cast is excellent, from Richard Dreyfus on through John Lithgow and Susan Anspach---even the minor characters are well-played. Watch this one and wonder [i]why[/i] it didn't get more play.

d mondo
d mondo

Dreyfuss as a 60's revolutionary holdover. Look for small bit by F.Murray Abraham as a Abbie Hoffman type.

Michael Rome
Michael Rome

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