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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
John Lithgow
as Sam Sebastian
Fritz Weaver
as Oscar Procari Sr.
Rita Karin
as Aunt Sonya
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
Pat Hustis
as Dealer
Miiko Taka
as Saleswoman
David Matthau
as Volunteer
Gregory Prentiss
as Reporter #4
Al Ruban
as Detective
James Wing Woo
as Pak Chung
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Critic Reviews for The Big Fix

All Critics (7) | 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.

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

It is an awkwardly worked out mystery. Since that is what the movie is supposed to be all about, things are not as good as they should be.

October 31, 2019 | Full Review…

The end result is a curious film noir that is difficult to find these days. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 7, 2019 | 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.

June 30, 2011 | Full Review…

Never makes its case why we should care about it.

June 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!

February 18, 2004 | Rating: 5/5

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