Fletch Lives (1989) USA
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Director:Michael Ritchie
Studio:Universal Studios
Producer:Alan Greisman, Bruce Bodner, Peter Douglas, Richard A. Harris, Robert E. Larson
Writer:Gregory McDonald, Leon Capetanos
Date Added:2007-03-06
Purchased On:2007-06-03
Genre:Assumed Identity
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Languages:English, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:Spanish, French
Michael Ritchie  ...  (Director)
Gregory McDonald, Leon Capetanos  ...  (Writer)
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
Noelle Beck  ...  
William Traylor  ...  
Barney D. Arceneaux  ...  
Roy Babich  ...  
Mary Battilana  ...  
Comments: When there's more trouble than one man can handle...there's more than one man for the job.

Summary: Before his movie career completely tanked, Chevy Chase made one of the few films that gave him a chance to display his comic versatility: 1985's Fletch, the Michael Ritchie-directed comedy about an investigative reporter who specializes in going undercover on big stories. Lightning, however, didn't strike twice when Ritchie and Chase went back to Gregory MacDonald's novels for a second helping. This sequel features Chase once again as Fletch, super-reporter, who heads from L.A. to the South, where he supposedly has inherited an estate. Before long, he's become involved in a murder plot and is trying to stay out of the killer's sights himself. The material is considerably weaker, revealing Chase's shortcomings as an ad lib comic. --Marshall Fine