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Fletch Lives (1989)

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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When the man Fletch is about to interview turns up dead, Fletch takes it upon himself to figure out who killed him.

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Hamilton "Ham" Johnson
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Becky Culpepper
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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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Uncle Kakakis
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Tom Barbour
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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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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

When chasing off the Klan, Fletch yells "Zulu, Zulu, Zulu" into the megaphone and then continues in gibberish, interjecting the line, "Gene Hackman kick your ass!" The previous year Gene Hackman had played an F.B.I. agent battling the Klan in the movie Mississippi Burning (1988). See more »

Goofs

When Fletch leans on the railing outside his 'new' house and the railing collapses, you can see that the top rail has been cleanly and evenly cut vertically so it will break away easily. See more »

Quotes

Bly Guard: [Seeing Fletch walk by in an all white suit, with a limp] This is a secure area!
Fletch: Well I'm very happy for ya, most people live in terrible neighborhoods.
Fletch: Are you the head honcho?
Bly Manager: That's right sir, Headly Dan Duke, and what seems to be your problem.
Fletch: The problem IS I agreed to take a shit load of that blue bird crap of your hands and it ain't come yet!
Bly Manager: I'm very sorry sir, and you are...?
Fletch: I ARE PISSED!
[reaches into his white jacket pocket and begins to pull out a fake invoice]
Fletch: Some damn fool told me...
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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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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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