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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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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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Fletch Saved  »

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$35,150,960 (USA)
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Trivia

The set of the Farnsworth Television Ministry is actually the Universal Amphitheater concert arena at Universal Studios Hollywood. 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 »

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Man: Uh and you are...
Fletch: I'm Claude Henry Carlton Smoot
Man: Ca... ca... ca...
Fletch: Claaaauuuuude Henry
Man: Ca... ca... Carl...
Fletch: Claude or Carl
Man: Carl...
Fletch: Smoot. Smoot. S-M-M-O-T-T. I'm sorry 2 O's, 1 T.
Man: Smmoot.
Fletch: I'm a guest healer.
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Spoofs Deliverance (1972) See more »

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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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