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A fixer or the fixer may refer to:


In journalism

  • A fixer is a local guide who assists foreign journalists in volatile countries. They often provide interpretation, personal connections, and transportation as a service.

In legal matters

  • A fixer is a person who arranges immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion.[1]

In the Public Service

  • A fixer is a person who connects people whom would otherwise not meet due to restrictions inherent in the hierarchical nature of the government structures. This is often done using vast social media enabled networks.

In entertainment

  • Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi, a 2009 documentary directed by Ian Odds
  • The Fixer, a UK TV series starring Andrew Buchan
  • The Fixer, a 1966 novel by Bernard Malamud
  • The Fixer, a 1968 film based on the novel
  • Fixer, the name of two different characters appearing in Marvel Comics publications
  • The Fixer, an acclaimed comic strip about the Bosnian War
  • RC-1140, clone commando of Star Wars: Republic Commando

In music

  • "The Fixer", a song by George Thorogood from Ride 'Til I Die
  • "The Fixer", a song by Pearl Jam from Backspacer
  • "The Fixer", a song by Humble Pie from Smokin'
  • "Fixxxer", a song by Metallica from ReLoad
  • Mentallo and the Fixer, an industrial band from Texas
  • FiXeR, an album by the band Download
  • Fixer, a slang term for someone who books freelance musicians for concerts, often at short notice

In photography

  • Fixer is a chemical that removes unexposed silver salts from photographic media and renders them insensitive to light.

In real estate

  • A fixer is a fixer-upper, a house that is in a state of disrepair, or needs to be "fixed up".


  1. ^ Sutherland, Edwin H. (ed); Conwell, Chic (pseudonym) (1937). The Professional Thief: by a Professional Thief. Annotated and Interpreted by Edwin H. Sutherland. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. LCCN 37-036112. 


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See also fixer



Fixer m. (genitive Fixers, plural Fixer)

  1. junkie (heroin user)
  2. one who is engaged in short selling (finance)
  3. one who converts Commodore 64 programs from PAL to NTSC and vice versa


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