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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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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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Comedy | Mystery | Crime

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17 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fletch Saved  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$35,150,960 (USA)
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Trivia

The character of Jimmy Lee Farnsworth (R. Lee Ermey) satires real-life televangelist Peter Popoff. Directly mimicking his powers of "healing touch" and being radioed information through a hidden earpiece. However, in the Popoff situation, his wife was on the radio. See more »

Goofs

In the biker bar scene, it's pouring rain when Fletch goes in. It's dry when they come out. Then the roads are wet again when they go riding to the train. Then, after they jump through the boxcar, it's dry again. See more »

Quotes

Fletch: [flirting] Hey Betty, how about lunch at the In N' Out Burger?
Betty Dilworth: [disgusted] No.
Fletch: Okay, forget the burger, how about just the In N' Out?
[she sneers at him]
Fletch: Ok, how about just the In?
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Caddyshack II (2014) See more »

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Uptown Zydeco
Performed by Buckwheat Zydeco
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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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