Fletch

Fletch

"Meet the only guy who changes his identity more often than his underwear."
  • PG
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.9  (47,587)
  • 68

Based on the 1974 mystery novel of the same name by Gregory Mcdonald, Fletch follows the comedic exploits of investigative reporter Irwin M. Fletcher. Starring Chevy Chase as Fletch, Geena Davis and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar among many others, reporter for the LA Times Fletch is writing an expose on the drug traffic taking place on the beaches of Los Angeles. Undercover and posing as an addict he is approached by a Boyd Aviation executive vice president who is taken in by his disguise. The executive claims to have only months left to live and wishes to avoid the pain and suffering involved, as a result he offers $50,000 to Fletch if he comes to his mansion later, kills him making the murder look like a burglary gone wrong, and then Fletch can escape to Rio de Janeiro with the money. Fletch is suspicious but agrees and with his colleague Larry (Davis), they begin investigating the executive. Aside from the humor one would expect from a Chevy Chase film, plot twists abound as Fletch and Larry uncover a nest of corruption and dirty deals that go deeper than either of them could have anticipated.

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Description
Based on the 1974 mystery novel of the same name by Gregory Mcdonald, Fletch follows the comedic exploits of investigative reporter Irwin M. Fletcher. Starring Chevy Chase as Fletch, Geena Davis and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar among many others, reporter for the LA Times Fletch is writing an expose on the drug traffic taking place on the beaches of Los Angeles.

Undercover and posing as an addict he is approached by a Boyd Aviation executive vice president who is taken in by his disguise. The executive claims to have only months left to live and wishes to avoid the pain and suffering involved, as a result he offers $50,000 to Fletch if he comes to his mansion later, kills him making the murder look like a burglary gone wrong, and then Fletch can escape to Rio de Janeiro with the money.

Fletch is suspicious but agrees and with his colleague Larry (Davis), they begin investigating the executive. Aside from the humor one would expect from a Chevy Chase film, plot twists abound as Fletch and Larry uncover a nest of corruption and dirty deals that go deeper than either of them could have anticipated.

Fletch is a 1985 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 68.

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  • Release Date
    1985
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 38 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (47,587)
  • Metascore
    68