The movie poster.
|Directed by||Michael Ritchie|
|Music by||Harold Faltermeyer|
|Editing by||Richard A. Harris|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||March 17, 1989|
|Running time||95 min.|
|Preceded by||Fletch (1985)|
|Followed by||Fletch Won|
Fletch Lives is a 1989 comedy film starring Chevy Chase. It was directed by Michael Ritchie with a screenplay by Leon Capetanos based on the character created by Gregory Mcdonald. Fletch Lives was released by Universal Pictures. It is a sequel to the 1985 Fletch.
Chevy Chase once again plays the reporter Irwin Fletch Fletcher, who learns that he has inherited a mansion in Louisiana. Once arriving, Fletch's Aunt's lawyer is murdered, leaving Fletch to unravel the mystery.
In order to catch the real killers and clear his name, Fletch dons a series of disguises and infiltrates the congregation of television evangelist Jimmy Lee Farnsworth who wants to gain control of Fletch's land in order to build a Christian theme park.
Fletch Lives was filmed in Louisiana.
- Chevy Chase as Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher
- Hal Holbrook as Hamilton "Ham" Johnson
- Julianne Phillips as Becky Culpepper
- R. Lee Ermey as Jimmy Lee Farnsworth
- Richard Libertini as Frank Walker
- Randall "Tex" Cobb as Ben Dover
- Cleavon Little as Calculus Entropy
- George Wyner as Marvin Gillet
- Patricia Kalember as Amanda Ray Ross
- Geoffrey Lewis as Ku Klux Klan Leader
- Richard Belzer as Phil
- Phil Hartman as Bly manager
- Dennis Burkley as Joe Jack
- "It takes a big man to admit when he's wrong. I am NOT a big man." - Chevy Chase as Fletch.
- "Hey, everybody! Ed the Third here owns Harley-Davidson! We're the Nazis from Natchez!" - Dennis Burkley as Joe Jack.
- "Our families go back for hundreds of years - your great-grandparents owned my great-grandparents and that's how it all started." - Cleavon Little as Calculus Entropy