Fletch

Fletch

Director: Michael Ritchie Cast: Chevy Chase, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Tim Matheson
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Overview

Fletch

Chevy Chase added a classic comic hero to the film landscape with Fletch, one of his few truly popular star vehicles in a famously misguided post-Saturday Night Live career. Chase plays Irwin M. Fletcher, known to everyone as Fletch, a Los Angeles Lakers-loving investigative reporter with a gleeful disdain for deadlines and a knack for pushing the buttons of his frustrated editor (Richard Libertini). He's also known for donning numerous disguises and assuming zany false identities to help gain information. While pursuing an ongoing story about a powerful drug dealer who operates from Venice Beach, he comes across an intriguing offshoot in which he becomes intimately involved. Aviation executive Alan Stanwyk (Tim Matheson) has an unusual proposition for Fletch: If Fletch agrees to an elaborate plan to kill him, for reasons Stanwyk refuses to divulge beyond explaining that he has bone cancer, Fletch will walk away with a healthy sum of money and a plane ticket to Brazil. Curious yet suspicious by profession, Fletch begins investigating Stanwyk's true motives, which leads him through numerous misadventures. Among them are a visit to a stuffy country club; a high-speed car chase with an unwitting passenger; repeat encounters with Stanwyk's wife (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson), although she may not be his only one; and a trip to Provo -- that's Utah, not Spain. Inspired by a novel of the same name by Gregory McDonald, Fletch went from thriller to comedy as it was adapted into a vehicle for Chase. ~ Derek Armstrong

Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/2009
UPC: 0025192027536
Original Release: 1985
Rating: PG
Source: Universal Studios
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:00:00
Sales rank: 58,610

Special Features

Just Charge It to the Underhills: Making and Remembering Fletch; ; Relive the insanity of this comedy masterpiece through hilarious interviews with the cast and crew!; ; From John Cocktoastin to Harry S. Truman: The Disguises ; ; See how Chevy Chase's wild imagination and a few prosthetics created the wackiest characters of all time!; ; Favorite Fletch Moments ; ; Relive all the funniest Fletch Moments!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chevy Chase I.M. Fletcher
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson Gail Stanwyk
Tim Matheson Alan Stanwyck
Joe Don Baker Chief Karlin
Richard Libertini 'Frank' Walker
Geena Davis Larry
George Wendt Fat Sam
M. Emmet Walsh Dr. Dolan
Kenneth Mars Stanton Boyd
Larry "Flash" Jenkins Gummy
Ralph Seymour Creasy
Mary Battilana Madeline Turner
Nico de Silva Waiter
Donald Chaffin Banquet Guest
Bill Henderson Speaker
William Traylor Mr. Underhill
George Wyner Gillet
Tony Longo Detective
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Himself
James Avery Detective
Reid Cruickshanks Sergeant
Bruce French Pathologist
Burton Gilliam Bud
David W. Harper Teenager
Chick Hearn Himself
Alison La Placa Pan Am Clerk
Joe Praml Watchman
William Sanderson Swarthout
Penny Santon Velma Stanwyk
Robert Sorrells Marvin Stanwyk
Beau Starr Willy
Rick Garcia Waiter
Grace Gaynor Mrs. Underhill
Freeman King Cop #1
Bill Sorrells Surfer Cop
Arnold Turner Reporter
Darren Dublin Reporter
Irene Olga Lopez Maid

Technical Credits
Michael Ritchie Director
Jerry Belson Screenwriter
Andrew Bergman Screenwriter
Ken Chase Makeup
Peter Vincent Douglas Producer
Harold Faltermeyer Score Composer
Franne Golde Songwriter
Alan Greisman Producer
Gloria Gresham Costumes/Costume Designer
Todd Hallowell Art Director
Richard A. Harris Editor
Dan Hartman Songwriter
Dean Jeffries Stunts
Boris Leven Production Designer
Marvin March Set Decoration/Design
Stephanie Mills Songwriter
Phil Alden Robinson Screenwriter
Fred Schuler Cinematographer
James Tyson Costumes/Costume Designer
Gordon A. Webb Associate Producer
Cliff Wenger Special Effects

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Fletch 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fletch is the best movie I have ever seen.I am a huge Chevy Chase fan and this is my favorite movie of all time.....What else can I say, It's funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chevy Chase at his best. Watch this and Fletch Lives and you won't stop laughing. The wiseass in you will get further trained from the master...FLETCH!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Does anyone know where I can find a large Fletch 1 Poster. I want to get one for the biggest Fletch fan ever, my brother.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fletch is one of Chevy Chase's best movies. Its part of the classic genre of 70's spoof films, but spoofs with such a relaxed attitude you can't help but laugh. If you're looking for a simple comedy, this is one of the best.
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