MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,741 this week

Fletch Lives (1989)

 -  Comedy | Mystery | Crime  -  17 March 1989 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 12,898 users  
Reviews: 40 user | 23 critic

Fletch is a reporter for a Los Angeles newspaper, but he acts more like a detective. When an obscure relative leaves him a Louisiana mansion in his will, Fletch is naturally curious. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(character),
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 07 Feb 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 27 Aug 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 03 Apr 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 20 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Fletch Lives" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fletch Lives (1989)

Fletch Lives (1989) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fletch Lives.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to. So they set up a stakeout in the Robbersons' home. Hard-nosed, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird. His tactless radio show is a hit, and he becomes very popular. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin
Funny Farm (1988)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When Andy and Elizabeth buy a farm in Vermont, they can't imagine the trouble that awaits them. Andy has quit his job as a sports journalist and is planning to use the peace and quiet of ... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Kevin O'Morrison
Comedy | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Browning is a PI with a bad cold, who's sent to investigate a case by a mysterious client.He stumbles across the body of a young woman and is stabbed to death, and when he wakes up in ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Camp
Stars: Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Benji
Fletch (1985)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
Spies Like Us (1985)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fiedler, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses not only to win her back, but to gain a little revenge.

Director: Ken Shapiro
Stars: Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville, Dabney Coleman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Chevy Chase, Carrie Fisher, Eve Arden
Caddyshack II (1988)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.

Director: Allan Arkush
Stars: Jackie Mason, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Arms dealers from several companies vie to sell the most expensive and highest tech weapons to a South American dictator. There are complications; understanding the exact nature of how '... See full summary »

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines
Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Fletch Won tells the story of a young Fletch on his first story. When the man Fletch is about to interview turns up dead, Fletch takes it upon himself to figure out who killed him.

Stars: Jason Sudeikis
Fletch (Video 2014)
Short | Action | Comedy

An intimate coming of age character study of Frisbee golf legend Fletcher Ferguson, as he embarks on an epic journey to make his mark in the world, and learn what it means to be a man... in under a minute and a half.

Director: Zen Freese
Stars: Zach Sanchez, Britt Harris, Clint Blackburn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Hamilton "Ham" Johnson
...
Becky Culpepper
...
Jimmy Lee Farnsworth
...
...
...
Calculus Entropy
...
...
Amanda Ray Ross
...
KKK Leader
...
Phil
...
Bly Manager
Titos Vandis ...
Uncle Kakakis
Don Hood ...
Tom Barbour
...
Edit

Storyline

Fletch is a reporter for a Los Angeles newspaper, but he acts more like a detective. When an obscure relative leaves him a Louisiana mansion in his will, Fletch is naturally curious. Arriving in Louisiana, events occur that make him suspect that all is not well, and there is more to the property than he has been led to believe. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When there's more trouble than one man can handle...there's more than one man for the job.

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fletch Saved  »

Box Office

Gross:

$35,150,960 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Fletch dreams about a Song of the South (1946) re-enactment. Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold mentioned the theme song "Zippedie Doo Dah", having an outburst in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983). National Lampoon, in turn, spoofed Disney Pictures: owner of "South". See more »

Goofs

When Fletch leans on the railing outside his 'new' house and the railing collapses, you can see that the top rail has been cleanly and evenly cut vertically so it will break away easily. See more »

Quotes

Fletch: [narrating] The Reverend Farnsworth was Becky's father, but I wasn't going to hold that against her. If I was going to hold anything against her, it certainly wouldn't be her father.
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Deliverance (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not quite the first... which is not to say that it doesn't make for a fine viewing
21 May 2008 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Since I enjoyed the first, and this one also aired on TV, I gave it a chance, too. It defines itself very strongly as a sequel(in spite of not actually referencing the start of this series, at least as far as I could tell)... scenes and occurrences from the film it follows are redone with something of a step up... in intensity. It's perfectly clear from the start that this tries to outdo the other by making it all "bigger". It doesn't all work, and on the whole I'd go for Fletch before this. The gross-out comedy for example did not need to go that far... nor did the sexual material. To be entirely honest, I didn't particularly care for all the jabs at the South, either. But it still is funny, and I was into this, as well. The dry wit returns. The plot isn't bad, if the ending is a bit much. Pacing is pretty good, and some of the stuff that is of a larger scale than last time around is worthwhile. The acting is fairly solid, and Ermey does a nice job(and Chase). Hartman had far too little to do, for how entertaining he could be(R.I.P.), though I suppose fully unleashing him would compromise the style of humor(not to mention overshadow Chevy). The music is great. The mystery is interesting, and the script isn't bad(though the man behind it doesn't seem to have worked since... hmmm...). I recommend this to fans of the character, the movie that came before this, and/or Chevy Chase(people who like what he does, not the... man himself). 6/10


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite scene thga
One of the most racist movies ever cuso23
woman on airplane? topazpt19-1
Is that Mr. Underhill? Wabals
question... vermount
Region 2? Benji_82
Discuss Fletch Lives (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?