Fletch Lives (1989)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Thriller, Whodunit  |   Release Date - Mar 17, 1989 (USA)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Though the original Fletch was drubbed by critics, it proved a major success for star Chevy Chase. It was inevitable, then, that a sequel would make an appearance. Surprisingly, Fletch Lives didn't come out until 1989--a full five years after the original. Once more, Chase stars as Irwin Maurice "Fletch" Fletcher, the gonzo investigative reporter created by novelist Gregory McDonald. Indulging his penchant for disguises and bizarre aliases, Fletch investigates a deep dark mystery at a crumbling Southern plantation. Various friends and enemies are portrayed con brio by Hal Holbrook, Cleavon Little, Juliane Phillips, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Richard Libertini and Richard Belzer (Chase's cohort from the old Groove Tube days).

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arson, bishop, con/scam, false-accusation, inheritance, journalism, killing, murder, revenge, role-switching, toxic-waste