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Fletch Lives (1989)

PG  |   |  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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Hamilton "Ham" Johnson
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Calculus Entropy
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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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Fletch attends two different tapings of the Jimmy Lee Farnsworth television show, but the announcer introduces both of them as the "4,323rd edition" of the show. See more »

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Calculus Entropy: Our families go back for hundreds of years - your great-grandparents owned my great-grandparents and that's how it all started.
Fletch: You ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?
Calculus Entropy: Well I heard something about it, but I don't recall exactly. It didn't get too much publicity around these here parts.
Fletch: I'll bet.
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An Adequate Sequel and Nothing More
9 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fletch (Chevy Chase) 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.

The movie gained a mixed to negative reception, and I can understand why. While there is a certain level of fun with any classic Chevy Chase film, this one has almost none of what made the first one great. Much lighter on the antics, and much heavier on trying to play up southern stereotypes for cheap laughs.

Hal Holbrook and R. Lee Ermey make for some good supporting cast members, but they just are not enough to save this one. Entertaining, yes, but not the sequel it should have been.


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