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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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fletch | louisiana | mansion | murder | prison | See more »

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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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Comedy | Mystery | Crime

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17 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Fletch Saved  »

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$35,150,960 (USA)
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Trivia

At one point during the narration, Fletch quips that even Larry Holmes could figure out that the guy who shot at him was the same guy who stole his Lakers watch. This guy was played by former boxer Randall "Tex" Cobb. Cobb's most famous bout as a boxer was in 1982 during which he was beaten to a bloody pulp by Larry Holmes but refused to be knocked down. 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

Jimmy Lee Farnsworth: Irwin, admit that you are a sinner.
Fletch: Uh. Well, I've sinned. I didn't take any Polaroids or anything. But, yeah, I've sinned.
Jimmy Lee Farnsworth: The Lord forgives ya!
Fletch: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. Amen. What? Other sins? Uh, I parked in a handicap spot on my way up here. Actually, on a handicap person. I told him I'd be back in five minutes, so that's not such a big deal.
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Spoofs Jezebel (1938) See more »

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funny than the original
20 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

FLETCH LIVES is funnier than the original. Less gritty than FLETCH, the sequel pits the P.I. against a PTL type fraud group which has it's hand in murder and crime. The sequel thrives on satire complete with a elaborate send up of tv evangelism and a song and dance scene which is a spoof on SONG OF THE SOUTH. Irreverent and clever FLETCH LIVES is one of the better vehicles that CHEVY CHASE was in during the 1980's. FLETCH LIVES sports a ensemble supporting cast and was something different instead of the usual hollywood canned sequel.


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