John Mercer (Andy Buchan) is an assassin for the state - beholden to his sinister master but not the boundaries of the law.
Released from prison unexpectedly early, Mercer is introduced to Lenny Douglas, a police officer retired on the grounds of "ill health". He quickly realises his newfound freedom comes at a price. Douglas runs an unofficial operation with a single brief: dealing with untouchable criminals and disorganising crime. Mercer's role is that of hitman.
On hand to help Mercer fulfil each hit are Calum, whose main interests are girls, drugs and music, and the sharp tongued but seductive Rose, an ex-copper forced out of the police by scandal. The team are brought together to bring order where the law has failed. But can operating outside the usual parameters of the law – even under the pretext of protecting it - ever be justified?
Runtime: 60 minutes
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The Fixer is a 1968 British drama film based on the 1966 semi-biographical novel of the same name, written by Bernard Malamud. It was directed by John Frankenheimer and stars Alan Bates.
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It is the story of a man named Yakov Bok, a Jew living in the Russian Empire, who was unjustly imprisoned based on prejudice and the blood libel. It was based on the incidents of the Beilis Trial in 1913, in which Menahem Mendel Beilis was wrongly accused of having murdered a Ukrainian boy named Andrei Yushchinsky, with blood libel being presented as the alleged motivation.
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