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

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31 May 1985 (USA)  »

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$46,700,000 (USA)
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In an interview for Red Bull Music Academy, held in Tokyo October 22, 2014, composer Harold Faltermeyer stated the anthem from "Top Gun" was something he originally composed for a dream sequence in the movie "Fletch", but friend Billy Idol, who was recording close by, stopped in and told him it would be great as the theme for "Top Gun", so Harold dropped it from "Fletch". See more »

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Picture jumps back on the wall after being knocked off when Fletch is thrown against the wall. See more »

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Fletch: [narrating] In case you haven't guessed yet, there's been a lot of drug traffic on the beach. And I'm not talking about Robitussin and No-Doze. I'm talking about the hard stuff, and a lot of it. I've been trying to find out who's behind it. It hasn't been easy. I don't shower much.
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Bit By Bit
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Still fun stuff.
25 December 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Fletch" (circa 1985), the original "Fletch" flick, features Chevy Chase at his prime who, in his own inimitable way, plays a straight-faced, bemused, fast-double-talking investigative reporter who solves a major drug smuggling operation. "Fletch" is currently on the cable merry-go-round and makes for a fun and entertaining watch for Chase fans or Chase fans to be.


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