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Fletch Lives (1989)

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

Director:

Michael Ritchie

Writers:

Gregory McDonald (character), Leon Capetanos

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher
Hal Holbrook ... Hamilton "Ham" Johnson
Julianne Phillips ... Becky Culpepper
R. Lee Ermey ... Jimmy Lee Farnsworth
Richard Libertini ... Frank Walker
Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Ben Dover
Cleavon Little ... Calculus Entropy
George Wyner ... Marvin Gillet
Patricia Kalember ... Amanda Ray Ross
Geoffrey Lewis ... KKK Leader
Richard Belzer ... Phil
Phil Hartman ... Bly Manager
Titos Vandis ... Uncle Kakakis
Don Hood ... Tom Barbour
Dennis Burkley ... Joe Jack
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Storyline

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 KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When there's more trouble than one man can handle...there's more than one man for the job.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The last name of televangelist Jimmy Lee Farnsworth is the same as that of the widely-acknowledged inventor of television, Philo T. Farnsworth. See more »

Goofs

When Fletch first sits on the water bed, the guitar falls from the wall. In the next shot the guitar hangs on the wall, although nobody put it back there. See more »

Quotes

Ben Dover: Take your pants off.
Fletch: I don't even know your name.
Ben Dover: Bend over.
Fletch: Ben? Nice to meet you, Victor Hugo.
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Connections

Followed by Fletch Won See more »

Soundtracks

Fletch Suite (Instrumental)
Performed by Harold Faltermeyer
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Amusing, but not funny
26 March 2000 | by Crowbot-2See all my reviews

This movie is amusing, but I can't believe someone would call this a laugh riot. Yes, I can watch it more than once... at two o'clock in the morning after my fourth cup of moca late and I have nothing better to do. Yes, this movie will keep you entertained, but in the end, it's what every movie historian fears the most, typical eighties humor.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fletch Saved See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,045,760, 19 March 1989

Gross USA:

$35,150,960

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,450,960
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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