When Andy and Elizabeth buy a farm in Vermont, they can't imagine the trouble that awaits them. Andy has quit his job as a sports journalist and is planning to use the peace and quiet of ... See full summary »
George Roy Hill
Madolyn Smith Osborne,
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
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Fletch's complete list of disguises and aliases is: Peggy-Lee Zorba, Nostradamus, The Colonel, Billy-Jean King, Claude-Henry Smoot, Peter Lemonjello, Ed Harley, Elmer-Fudd Gantry, Henry Himmler, Victor Hugo, and Bobby-Lee Schwartz II. See more »
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 »
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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"Fletch Lives" is a so-so comedy. It has a nice plot that keeps it somewhat interesting. But the humor is very spotty. The best of it comes in Chevy Chase's many disguises. His use of phony names though of real people in history, was funny for one movie, but gets tiring and not too funny in this sequel. The script again has many wisecracks and cliché's the latter are obviously intentional as a parody of other films and times. But, they just weren't all that funny.
As with the first film, this one has some unnecessary profanity that is a put off for some viewers, and makes the film not suitable for families. What's disappointing to me is that it lacks punch in the humor. With a good enough plot, I think some writers and Chase in impromptu, could have come up with some newer funnies. Instead, we get much of the same insipid quips for humor that just don't tickle the funny bone.
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