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Fletch (1985)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  31 May 1985 (USA)
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Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, Los Angeles journalist, really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have caused several heads to roll in the past. Now, Fletch is at it... See full summary »

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Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, Los Angeles journalist, really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have caused several heads to roll in the past. Now, Fletch is at it again: In disguise as a bum, he lives at the beach, researching drugs and their dealing. One day, Fletch is addressed by Alan Stanwyk, a rich man, who asks him, the bum, a favour. For the sum of $50,000, Fletch should kill poor cancer-ridden Mr. Stanwyk with a gun, so that his wife will get the insurance money. What the guy didn't think of was Fletch's real profession. Returning into normal life, Fletch instantly takes up research not only to find out that Mr. Stanwyk is healthy as life itself but he also runs into certain connections between drug dealing at the beach, Alan Stanwyk, his private jet, the police and a very expensive piece of Land in Utah. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Fletch. Until last week, he was just another mild-mannered reporter fighting for truth, justice and a window office. Now he's being threatened, shot at, accused and arrested. And that's by the people he's trying to help. But there's still one thing even more dangerous than his work. His love life. See more »

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31 May 1985 (USA)  »

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$46,700,000 (USA)
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Irwin Fletcher's daydream of playing in the NBA was based partly on another "Earvin"; former L.A. Laker Magic Johnson. In the movie's promotional poster, Fletch's team ID card bears the name "Magic Christian" (a reference to The Magic Christian (1969), a 1969 Peter Sellers movie based on a Terry Southern novel). See more »

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Gail Stanwyk: What are you doing here?
Fletch: I ordered some lunch.
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Fletch: Well, I knew this is where my mouth would be.
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Can't decide what it is, doesn't do anything well
22 June 2007 | by (Fort Wayne, IN) – See all my reviews

This movie couldn't decide if it wanted to be a comedy or a mystery. It's possible to be both ("48 Hours" comes to mind), but this one doesn't do either well. The basic concept seems usable, but the jokes are lame and far between, and the drama doesn't hold up under all the weak attempts at humor. There are a few giggles (the airplane mechanics and the basketball fantasy are the best) but it generally goes down with hardly a smile.

It's not a 1 (e.g. "Manos, the Hands of Fate"), but it certainly doesn't meet my standard of "an hour and a half well spent" required to get a 5. It's about midway in between. Call it a three.

Sad to think that this is rated as Chevy Chase's fourth-best movie.


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