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Fletch Lives (1989)

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After receiving an inheritance in Louisiana, LA reporter Irvin Fletcher heads to the Belle Isle plantation where he gets himself into hilarious trouble.

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Hamilton "Ham" Johnson
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Jimmy Lee Farnsworth
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Calculus Entropy
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Amanda Ray Ross
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KKK Leader
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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>

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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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17 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Fletch Saved  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,150,960 (USA)
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The set of the Farnsworth Television Ministry is actually the Universal Amphitheater concert arena at Universal Studios Hollywood. See more »

Goofs

When Fletch rides the motorcycle through the moving boxcar, the train is rolling from right to left. When the gang leader tries to jump through the first scene shows him after leaving the ramp and the train is rolling in the same direction. The next scene shows the wheel of the motorcycle coming through the side of the boxcar and after that, it shows the train rolling in the opposite direction with the wheel of the motorcycle in front of the open door. If the biker missed the door with the train moving, the wheel would be behind the door, not in front of it. 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.
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One of Chevy Chase best !
13 September 2001 | by (Lake Butler, Florida) – See all my reviews

When Gregory McDonald created the character I. M. Fletcher "Fletch", he must have had Chevy Chase in mind. Both "Fletch Lives" and "Fletch" are perfect vehicles for Chevy's brand of dry humor. Snappy dialogue and amusing disguises by Chase make these two Fletch movies, his best film work. If you like Chevy Chase you'll love "Fletch Lives and "Fletch".


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