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Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job, and finding clues when it's clear the man is... See more »

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Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher
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Chief Jerry Karlin
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Gail Stanwyk
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Frank Walker
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Alan Stanwyk
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Dr. Joseph Dolan
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Fat Sam
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Stanton Boyd
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Larry
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Speaker
William Traylor ...
Ted Underhill
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Marvin Gillet
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Detective #1
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Gummy
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Creasy
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Detective #2
Reid Cruickshanks ...
Sergeant
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Dr. Holmes
Burton Gilliam ...
Bud
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Teenager (as David Harper)
Chick Hearn ...
Chick Hearn
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Pan Am Clerk (as Alison Laplaca)
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Watchman
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Jim Swarthout
Penny Santon ...
Velma Stanwyk
Robert Sorrells ...
Marvin Stanwyk
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Willy
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Waiter
Peggy Doyle ...
Identification Nurse
Rick Garcia ...
Waiter
Grace Gaynor ...
Mrs. Underhill
Freeman King ...
Cop #1
Loraine Shields ...
Records Nurse
Bill Sorrells ...
Surfer Cop
Arnold F. Turner ...
Reporter #2 (as Arnold Turner)
Roger Ammann ...
Cop #3
Mary Battilana ...
Madeline Turner
Henry 'Hank' Bleeker ...
Surfer Cop #2
Donald Chaffin ...
Banquet Guest
Darren Dublin ...
Reporter
Kristine M. Gossman ...
Secretary
Irene Olga López ...
Maid
Merv Maruyama ...
Chinese Busboy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Dante ...
Banquet Guest (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ...
Banquet Guest (uncredited)
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Homeless Man on the Beach (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ...
Banquet Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Ritchie

Written by

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Gregory McDonald ... (novel)
 
Andrew Bergman ... (screenplay)
 
Phil Alden Robinson ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Peter Douglas ... producer
Alan Greisman ... producer
Gordon A. Webb ... associate producer

Music by

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Harold Faltermeyer

Cinematography by

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Fred Schuler

Film Editing by

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Richard A. Harris

Editorial Department

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Pamela Easley ... apprentice film editor
Jack Garsha ... color timer
Toni Morgan ... assistant film editor
Wally Weber ... negative cutter
Ron S. Herbes ... trailer editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Patricia Mock

Production Design by

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Boris Leven

Art Direction by

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Todd Hallowell

Set Decoration by

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Marvin March

Costume Design by

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Gloria Gresham

Makeup Department

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Ken Chase ... makeup artist
Bunny Parker ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Gordon A. Webb ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Wolfgang Glattes ... first assistant director
Warren Gray ... second assistant director: second unit
Peter Norman ... second unit director
Larry Rapaport ... second assistant director
Chuck Sanford ... first assistant director: second unit

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Michael Dale ... property assistant
Leonard Early ... construction foreman
Louis M. Mann ... set designer (as Louis Mann)
Paul Myerberg ... lead man
Pat O'Connor ... property master
Richard Reseigne ... construction coordinator (as Dick Reseigne)
Matty Azzarone ... property master (uncredited)
Ted Wilson ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Greg Agalsoff ... boom operator
James R. Alexander ... sound mixer (as Jim Alexander)
David Franklin Bergad ... apprentice sound editor
Karen Brocco ... assistant sound editor
Vivien Hillgrove Gilliam ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Ronald Jacobs ... supervising sound editor
Michael Magill ... assistant sound editor
Paul E. Miller ... sound recordist (as Paul Miller)
Richard Portman ... re-recording mixer (as Richard R. Portman)
Robert Shoup ... sound editor
Karen Spangenberg ... sound editor
Dennie Thorpe ... foley artist
Philip Rogers ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Cliff Wenger ... special effects
Eric Roberts ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Vince Deadrick Jr. ... stunts (as Vince Paul Deadrick Jr.)
Richard L. Duran ... stunts (as Richard Duran)
Jeannie Epper ... stunts
Richard Epper ... stunts
Joe Finnegan ... stunts
George Fisher ... stunts
Tim Gilbert ... stunts
Dean Jeffries ... stunt coordinator
Neal Kaz ... stunts
Gene LeBell ... stunts
Carey Loftin ... stunts (as William Carey Loftin)
Ray Marek ... stunts
John P. McGroarty ... stunts
Rick Overton ... stunts
John S. Platt ... stunts (as John Platt)
J.N. Roberts ... stunts
Walter Robles ... stunts
Fred Scheiwiller ... stunts
Bob Terhune ... stunts
Dick Warlock ... stunts
George P. Wilbur ... stunts (as George Wilbur)
Larry Holt ... stunts (uncredited)
Lance Warlock ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lou Barlia ... camera operator
Clyde E. Bryan ... assistant camera (as Clyde Bryan)
Stephen Clark ... grip
Earl Gilbert ... chief lighting technician
Jeff Goldenberg ... assistant camera
Rhio Haessig ... assistant chief lighting technician
Jud Kehl ... assistant camera (as Judd Kehl)
William Kenney ... grip (as Bill Kenney)
Gary B. Kibbe ... director of photography: second unit (as Gary Kibbe)
Henry M. Lebo ... camera operator (as Hank Lebo)
Mike Mandel ... grip
Gaylin P. Schultz ... key grip (as Gaylin Schultz)
Raymond Stella ... camera operator (as Ray Stella)
Randy Tepper ... still photographer
Arvel Youngblood ... assistant chief lighting technician
Kenneth Zunder ... assistant camera (as Ken Zunder)
Audie Aragon ... best boy grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Carol Lefko ... casting assistant
Carlos Tappin ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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James W. Tyson ... assistant costume designer (as Jim Tyson) / costumer: men (as Jim Tyson)

Location Management

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Ira S. Rosenstein ... location manager (as Ira Rosenstein)

Music Department

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Jeff Carson ... music editor
Greg Fulginiti ... music engineer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Ken Lubin ... transportation captain
Craig Pinkard ... transportation coordinator
Patrick Hogan ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Joe Bernard ... craft service
Jonathan Burrows ... produced by special arrangement with
Cheryl Burton ... assistant: Mr. Greisman
Paul A. Calabria ... animal trainer (as Paul Calabria)
Pamela Cederquist ... production assistant
Mark Fitzgerald ... production assistant
Chip Fowler ... production coordinator
Wolfgang Glattes ... production consultant
Roz Glazer ... assistant: Mr. Douglas
Phyllis Gardner Hirsen ... unit publicist
Ray Whitehead Kuhn ... assistant: Mr. Ritchie
James Maull ... auditor (as Jim Maull)
George McDowell Agnew ... intern (as George McDowell)
Karin McElhatton ... animal trainer (as Karin Dew)
Marshall Schlom ... script supervisor
Daniel Cameron ... security officer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, Los Angeles journalist, really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have caused several heads to roll in the past. Now, Fletch is at it again: In disguise as a bum, he lives at the beach, researching drugs and their dealing. One day, Fletch is addressed by Alan Stanwyk, a rich man, who asks him, the bum, a favour. For the sum of $50,000, Fletch should kill poor cancer-ridden Mr. Stanwyk with a gun, so that his wife will get the insurance money. What the guy didn't think of was Fletch's real profession. Returning into normal life, Fletch instantly takes up research not only to find out that Mr. Stanwyk is healthy as life itself but he also runs into certain connections between drug dealing at the beach, Alan Stanwyk, his private jet, the police and a very expensive piece of Land in Utah. Written by Julian Reischl

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Taglines Meet the only guy who changes his identity more often than his underwear. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Fletch - Der Troublemaker (Germany)
  • Fletch, el camaleón (Spain)
  • Fletch, el extraordinario (Peru)
  • Fletch - Der Troublemaker (West Germany)
  • Fletch - hva' var navnet? (Denmark)
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  • 98 min
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Box Office

Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $7,022,970, 02 Jun 1985
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $59,612,888

Did You Know?

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Trivia Gregory McDonald, the author of the Fletch novels, had casting approval over the film. He rejected both Mick Jagger and Burt Reynolds before he decided on Chevy Chase for the lead. See more »
Goofs When Fletch goes to the airport ticket counter, the ticket agent advises Fletch that the reservation is under the name of "Alan Stanwyk", but Alan's scheme is to kill Fletch's alter ego, Ted Nugent, and then fly to Rio with his passport. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Chevy Chase/Maureen Murphy/Vanity (1985). See more »
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Quotes Fletch: Why don't we go lay on the bed and I'll fill you in?
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