When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to. So they set up a stakeout in the Robbersons' home. Hard-nosed, ... See full summary »
Ailing Los Angeles newspaper reporter Irvin "Fletch" Fletcher, in debt, inherits from a aunt "Bell Isle", a sprawling 80-acre Louisiana plantation estate, quits his job and moves east expecting to live like a Dixie king. But he failed to inspect the run-down inheritance, leaving him only a shabby mansion with a shifty caretaker instead of reliable staff. Having celebrated anyway with an attractive lawyer in bed, he wakes up finding her mysteriously murdered and himself jailed, soon to be bailed, as prime suspect. Undaunted by a neighborly lawyer's warning to leave town, he waves foxy real estate agent Becky Culpepper's persistent offer well above the apparent value from a third party and starts snooping why with Becky. That proves a dangerous activity for him and almost anybody around, everything pointing to local magnate Hamilton "Ham" Johnson and his 'Confederate' circle of friends; including TV preacher Jimmy Lee Farnsworth and a dodgy chemical plant.Written by
When Fletch is being wheeled into the morgue by Calculus, Ben Dover removes Fletch's wristwatch and puts it on his right wrist. When Ben sits down at his desk, the watch is on his left wrist. See more »
Jimmy Lee Farnsworth:
Irwin, admit that you are a sinner.
Uh. Well, I've sinned. I didn't take any Polaroids or anything. But, yeah, I've sinned.
Jimmy Lee Farnsworth:
The Lord forgives ya!
Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. Amen. What? Other sins? Uh, I parked in a handicap spot on my way up here. Actually, on a handicap person. I told him I'd be back in five minutes, so that's not such a big deal.
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It stars Chevy Chase. What else do you need to know?
Chevy Chase returns as goofy reporter Irwin Fletcher. This time, he inherits a Louisiana mansion and decides to move there. On the way, he expects the mansion (and the South overall) to be a "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" world, but finds just the opposite when he arrives. To complicate matters, he finds himself involved in a murder plot, gets chased by the Ku Klux Klan, and various other mishaps.
Oh come on! I shouldn't have to explain "Fletch Lives" to you! The very presence of Chevy Chase should identify that it's a hilariously wacky good time (remember, he was funny before his failed attempt at a TV show; and he did play a good role in "Orange County"). I don't care what anyone says; Chevy Chase is truly one of the funniest people in history.
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