- Actors: Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Anspach, Bonnie Bedelia, John Lithgow, Ofelia Medina
- Directors: Jeremy Kagan
- Writers: Roger L. Simon
- Producers: Richard Dreyfuss, Carl Borack
- Format: Color, NTSC
- Rated: Parental Guidance SuggestedPG
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Universal Pictures
- VHS Release Date: January 1, 1998
- Run Time: 108 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6300182606
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #650,575 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
The Big Fix [VHS]
Top Customer Reviews
The director, Jeremy Kagan, deftly balances this mix, even managing to throw in some humor (Moses Wine's aunt is Russian and a former revolutionary; now, with a great sense of humor, she sasses back at a conservative politico and tells stories about the 'Albanian revolution' to Wine's two young sons).
Wine is hired by two different people to find two other different people. One's a political radical who's dropped out of sight; the other's the son of the man who hires Wine. Naturally these intertwine, and how they do that is nicely put together. It's a shame there's no DVD for this release; it's a lot of fun to see Dreyfuss chew up the scenery, especially when confronting his ex-wife (Bedelia)'s new lover, a pompous "BEST" trainer (remember EST?) played by Ron Rifkin.
Very entertaining. OK. So where's the DVD??
I first watched this movie on HBO, oh, longer ago than I care to remember. (c. 1980) I just saw it again tonight, ravaged by commercial TV (PAX this time). I think I might break down and buy the VHS version.
If you like nostalgic murder mysteries, you will like this one. If you like good, snappy dialogue, this movie is for you. Dreyfus is very believable, and is supported by a great cast. (No pun intended, if you have seen it!) The twist and turns are great, and I'm not talking about a car chase here.
See this movie when you can, and pray for a DVD release.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is such a great film! I remember seeing it in the theater in 1978. Why has there been no movement on a DVD! This would be a great seller.Published on December 19, 2012 by J. T. Miller
Laidback Los Angeles-based Moses S. Wine, ex-campus activist and current private dick, is hired by old flame Lila Shay to look into a smear campaign against Lila's employer, Miles... Read morePublished on June 21, 2006 by H. Bala