Fletch Lives

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Fletch Lives

Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichael Ritchie
Produced byPeter Douglas
Alan Greisman
Written byCharacters:
Gregory Mcdonald
Screenplay:
Leon Capetanos
StarringChevy Chase
Hal Holbrook
Julianne Phillips
R. Lee Ermey
Richard Libertini
Cleavon Little
Music byHarold Faltermeyer
CinematographyJohn McPherson
Editing byRichard A. Harris
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date(s)March 17, 1989
Running time95 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$39,450,960
 
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Fletch Lives

Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichael Ritchie
Produced byPeter Douglas
Alan Greisman
Written byCharacters:
Gregory Mcdonald
Screenplay:
Leon Capetanos
StarringChevy Chase
Hal Holbrook
Julianne Phillips
R. Lee Ermey
Richard Libertini
Cleavon Little
Music byHarold Faltermeyer
CinematographyJohn McPherson
Editing byRichard A. Harris
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date(s)March 17, 1989
Running time95 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$39,450,960

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 film Fletch.

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Plot

Chevy Chase once again plays the reporter Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher, who learns that he has inherited a plantation in Louisiana. Upon 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 (whose techniques are virtually identical to those used by real-life televangelist Peter Popoff), who the audience is led to believe wants to gain control of Fletch's land in order to build a Christian theme park. It is subsequently revealed that, in actuality, a chemical company wants the land so it can dump its toxic waste there.

Fletch Lives was filmed in Louisiana.

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Reception

The movie gained a mixed to negative reception.[1][2] Fletch Lives currently holds a 31% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Box Office

The movie debuted at No. 1.[3] It went on to gross $39.4 million worldwide.

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