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Fletch Lives (1989)

 -  Comedy | Mystery | Crime  -  17 March 1989 (USA)
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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 »

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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>

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

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Fletch Saved  »

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$35,150,960 (USA)
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In the scene when Fletch hides in the morgue's refrigerator from Ben Dover, the chalkboard in the background has names for the other corpses in storage. Names include those of Wally Cox, Carol Wayne, Alan Ludden, Paul Lynde, all of whom made appearances on _"The Hollywood Squares" (1965)_. Most likely, this was done because of the 3 x 3 grid of the refrigeration units. See more »

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During the first scene in the newsroom, as Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher and Frank Walker walk through the office, we see a map of Long Island, New York on the wall in the background. The newsroom is supposed to be in Los Angeles, California. (The scene was filmed at Newsday's Melville, Long Island office.) See more »

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Hamilton "Ham" Johnson: So tragic when this happens to somebody so young and healthy. Was she feeling alright last night?
Fletch: She felt great to me.
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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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It stars Chevy Chase. What else do you need to know?
2 December 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Chevy Chase returns as goofy reporter Irwin Fletcher. This time, he inherits a Louisiana mansion and decides to move there. On the way, he expects the mansion (and the South overall) to be a "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" world, but finds just the opposite when he arrives. To complicate matters, he finds himself involved in a murder plot, gets chased by the Ku Klux Klan, and various other mishaps.

Oh come on! I shouldn't have to explain "Fletch Lives" to you! The very presence of Chevy Chase should identify that it's a hilariously wacky good time (remember, he was funny before his failed attempt at a TV show; and he did play a good role in "Orange County"). I don't care what anyone says; Chevy Chase is truly one of the funniest people in history.


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