May 31st, 1985


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Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, Los Angeles journalist, really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe...

Release Year: 1985

Rating: 6.7/10 (21,821 voted)

Director: Michael Ritchie

Stars: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, Los Angeles journalist, really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have caused several heads to roll in the past. Now, Fletch is at it again: In disguise as a bum, he lives at the beach, researching drugs and their dealing. One day, Fletch is addressed by Alan Stanwyk, a rich man, who asks him, the bum, a favour. For the sum of $50,000, Fletch should kill poor cancer-ridden Mr. Stanwyk with a gun, so that his wife will get the insurance money. What the guy didn't think of was Fletch's real profession. Returning into normal life, Fletch instantly takes up research not only to find out that Mr. Stanwyk is healthy as life itself but he also runs into certain connections between drug dealing at the beach, Alan Stanwyk, his private jet, the police and a very expensive piece of Land in Utah.

Writers: Gregory McDonald, Andrew Bergman

Chevy Chase - Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher
Joe Don Baker - Chief Jerry Karlin
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson - Gail Stanwyk
Richard Libertini - Frank Walker
Tim Matheson - Alan Stanwyk
M. Emmet Walsh - Dr. Joseph Dolan
George Wendt - Fat Sam
Kenneth Mars - Stanton Boyd
Geena Davis - Larry
Bill Henderson - Speaker
William Traylor - Ted Underhill
George Wyner - Marvin Gillet
Tony Longo - Detective #1
Larry Flash Jenkins - Gummy
Ralph Seymour - Creasy

Taglines: Fletch. Until last week, he was just another mild-mannered reporter fighting for truth, justice and a window office. Now he's being threatened, shot at, accused and arrested. And that's by the people he's trying to help. But there's still one thing even more dangerous than his work. His love life.

Release Date: 31 May 1985

Filming Locations: 827 4th Street, Santa Monica, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $7,022,970 (USA) (2 June 1985)

Gross: $46,700,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?

An original run of movie posters showing Fletch in his various disguises including one as a hockey player which never made the actual film.

Crew or equipment visible: Right as Fletch is going upstairs in the Cavanaugh house, there is a crew member visible in the doorway to the right of the stairway.

Fletch: Look! Defenseless babies! Fell for the oldest trick in the book!

User Review

GREAT MOVIE - will leave you dying laughing!

Rating: 10/10

This movie is over the top hillarious - I don't know what hyped up dope that the last person who left a comment was on, but I LOVE this movie! What really makes the movie is both Fletch's imagination, his flair for developing different characters, and especially his speed talking. examples include "I love your body Larry (Geena Davis)" while on the phone in front of a hotel clerk, "Nugent, Ted Nugent" when asked by Alan what his name was, "What kind of a name is Poon anyways?" asks Mr. Boyd, to which Fletch's reply is, "Comanche Indian". This movie totally rocks and you will love seeing it AGAIN and AGAIN!!! It is so much better than jay and silent bob strike back, you'll be laughing for hours! enjoy!