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Fletch (1985)

 -  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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Meet the only guy who changes his identity more often than his underwear. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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31 May 1985 (USA)  »

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$46,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Gregory McDonald, the author of the Fletch novels, had casting approval over the film. He rejected both Mick Jagger and Burt Reynolds before he decided on Chevy Chase for the lead. See more »

Goofs

When Fletch is called in to assist during the postmortem scene, the doctor comments on the size of the dead patient's spleen during its removal. The doctor is working on the dead patient's right side, however, the human spleen is on the left side (unless the dead patient has a very rare congenital condition). See more »

Quotes

Fletch: [Fletch bumps the lawyer's forehead] He draws the foul!
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Spoofs The 39 Steps (1935) See more »

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Produced by Dan Hartman and Jimmy Iovine
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Funny
9 September 2004 | by (Lakewood, NJ) – See all my reviews

My friend in college recommended this movie last year and I finally got around to seeing it today and I just have to say it was absolutely hilarious! The dialog was witty, plot kept my attention, and even though I hate Chevy's new material this was definitely awesome. The lady that played Gail Stanwyk was so hot too I couldn't believe it. The only other movie I recognized her from was "Tombstone", it's a travesty she's not in more as she's such a good actress to go along with her looks. I thoroughly enjoyed this film and am looking forward to watching it again. I highly recommend it if you are one of the unfortunate's that haven't been graced with it's showing yet.

Final Call:

Movies : Sure I'd splurge!

DVD Purchase : Yes, I just hope they digitally remastered it as the VHS copy was kind of blurry.

Rental : An awesome rental!


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