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Fletch Lives (1989)

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

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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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Comedy | Mystery | Crime

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17 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,045,760, 19 March 1989

Gross USA:

$35,150,960

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,450,960, 31 December 1989
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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

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

Fletch: What do you mean, toxic waste?
Frank: Well, it's some special stuff. There's only eleven places in the country that makes this shit.
Fletch: Where?... Frank, just give me the ones that aren't in New Jersey.
Frank: Uh, there's only one.
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Referenced in On Cinema: 'Snowden' and 'Bridget Jones's Baby' (2016) See more »

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Performed by Buckwheat Zydeco
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An Adequate Sequel and Nothing More
9 June 2014 | by 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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