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Fletch Lives (1989)

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

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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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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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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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During the first scene in the newsroom, as Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher and Frank Walker walk through the office, we see a map of Long Island, New York on the wall in the background. The newsroom is supposed to be in Los Angeles, California. (The scene was filmed at Newsday's Melville, Long Island office.) See more »

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Cindy Mae: [Turbulence] Oh Lord, what was that?
Fletch: We just clipped a Piper Cub. Pilot's okay, I just saw him parachuting.
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References Mississippi Burning (1988) See more »

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An Adequate Sequel and Nothing More
9 June 2014 | by (United States) – 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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