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      Fletch Lives

      1989, Comedy, 1h 34m

      30 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      Chevy Chase remains ideally suited for the role, but Fletch Lives lacks its predecessor's wit, relying instead on silly disguises, cheap stereotypes, and largely unfunny gags. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher (Chevy Chase) is one of the best investigative reporters in the country, and he'll need all his skill when he becomes the main suspect in a murder case. After inheriting a Louisiana plantation from a distant relative, Fletch makes the journey from Los Angeles to check it out. When he winds up in bed with a lawyer -- who in turn winds up dead the next morning -- Fletch has to solve the crime before he ends up behind bars for someone else's misdeed.

      • Rating: PG

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Michael Ritchie

      • Producer: Alan Greisman, Peter Douglas

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $32.9M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Universal Pictures

      • Production Co: Universal Pictures

      • Sound Mix: Surround

      Cast & Crew

      Chevy Chase
      Hal Holbrook
      Julianne Phillips
      Cleavon Little
      R. Lee Ermey
      Patricia Kalember
      George Wyner
      Phil Hartman
      Bruce Bodner
      Bob Larson
      Harold Faltermeyer
      John McPherson
      Cameron Birnie
      Jimmie Bly
      Susan Bode
      Gary Fettis

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      • Jan 30, 2013

        Chevy Chase is back for more misadventures in the hilarious comedy Fletch Lives. After inheriting his great aunt's estate in Louisiana, Fletch is framed for murder and has to discover who's behind it. Once again Chase delivers a great performance, though the character is a bit less edgy than in the previous film. Additionally, the sketches aren't as organic; coming off as rather board and cartoonish. Still, the comedy's really good and the mystery is involving. Fletch Lives is a lot fun and is full of laughs, but it doesn't have as good a story as the original.

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      • Aug 07, 2011

        i laughed a few times but it was missing the story of the first film, this was more comedy and setpieces for chase to dress up. would've liked to have another booked adapted but considering they took certain parts and swapped parts from the original book and movie, this is somewhat a failure

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      • Sep 06, 2010

        Chase's sequel to Fletch is just as good as the first movie, just as funny too. If you're a fan of his, you really should see this movie.

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      • Jul 08, 2010

        Not as good as the original, sadly, it just seems to lack that something special that makes the first Fletch seem so effortless. Perhaps the change of setting was a mistake - making Fletch a fish out of water deprives us of the enjoyment of watching him work every situation to his advantage and approach everything as though he's encountered it a thousand times. A couple laughs but mostly a disappointment.

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