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Fletch (1985) Movie Information

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Fletch (1985)
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Overall Rank:

4845

Avg. Rating:

2.59/4

# of Ratings:

99

Genres:

Comedy, Crime

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

05/31/1985

Director:

Michael Ritchie

Actors:

Chevy Chase
Joe Don Baker
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
Richard Libertini
Tim Matheson
M. Emmet Walsh

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Fletch is a journalist who takes his job very seriously - even to the point of taking on different personas to get the story. Researching drugs and their dealings as a bum, he is approached by Alan Stanwyk who wants to die before cancer kills him. As Fletch noses around, he discovers Stanwyk is hiding a few things and it's all linked to the drugs. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans 06/24/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

I'd have to agree with Yojimbo's review. This is a crime comedy that is more crime than comedy. I just didn't laugh much.

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Yojimbo 05/26/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Reasonably amusing, but never laugh-out-loud Chevy Chase vehicle that's a shameless clone of Beverly Hills cop sanitized for middle class white America.

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Chris Kavan 03/14/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

If it wasn't for Chevy Chase, this comedy would be a disaster (think Dana Carvey in Master of Disguise) but thanks to the comedic genius of one of the original kings of cinematic comedy, this is just a whole lot of fun to watch. If you're a fan of the 80s, this comedy can not be missed.

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mitchellyoung 08/04/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

The main reason this film works is because of the comic genius and timing of Chevy Chase. The plot itself is rather thin and some of the one-liners could have come across as corny in a lesser comic actor's mouth. Fletch has the perfect blend of 80's movie nostalgia and a subversively witty screenplay.

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serioussir 05/08/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Classic Chevy comedy -- weak plot but funny lines and characters.

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05/31/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Chevy Chase at his best!

Chevy Chase plays investigative reporter Irwin M. Fletcher, nicknamed Fletch, who's disguising himself as a junkie on the beach to uncover a smuggling ring. He gets spotted by Tim Matheson, a real estate millionaire, who asks Fletch to kill him so his wife can receive the inherit. Fletch goes snooping around and finds out that his smuggling ring investigation might somehow be tied to the millionaire.

With a different leading man this film could very well have been a full blown thriller. Imagine John Frankenheimer directing and Robert De Niro starring. But, in dealing with what's at hand, Fletch is a good comedy where Chase can showcase his range of disguises and delivery of good one-liners. Chase absolutely smothers the film with wisecracks and the overall very well constructed mystery...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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