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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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Jimmy Lee Farnsworth
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Calculus Entropy
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Amanda Ray Ross
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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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17 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Fletch Saved  »

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$35,150,960 (USA)
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Though there were eight sequels and prequels written by Gregory McDonald that could have been used as the basis for the second "Fletch" movie at the time, Universal decided to write a completely new story. 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 »

Quotes

Calculus Entropy: Should I be doing anything?
Fletch: No, not really, um... as soon as you get that trunk upstairs and have finished your nap I guess you could fix that step and jump down, turn around and pick a bale of cotton. And while I'm gone see to it Miss Scarlet stays away from the Union army will you?
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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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