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Fletch

Year:
Duration:
98 min
Genres:
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
IMDB rate:
6.9
Director:
Michael Ritchie
Awards:
1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1985-05-31
Filming Locations: LAX Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $7,022,970 (USA) (2 June 1985)
Gross: $46,700,000 (USA)SEK 3,466,517 (Sweden)
Cast
Actor
Character
Chevy Chase
Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher
Joe Don Baker
Chief Jerry Karlin
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
Gail Stanwyk
Richard Libertini
Frank Walker
Tim Matheson
Alan Stanwyk
M. Emmet Walsh
Dr. Joseph Dolan
George Wendt
Fat Sam
Kenneth Mars
Stanton Boyd
Geena Davis
Larry
Bill Henderson
Speaker
William Traylor
Ted Underhill
George Wyner
Marvin Gillet
Tony Longo
Detective #1
Larry Flash Jenkins
Gummy
Ralph Seymour
Creasy
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
James Avery
Detective #2
Reid Cruickshanks
Sergeant
Bruce French
Dr. Holmes
Burton Gilliam
Bud
David W. Harper
Teenager (as David Harper)
Chick Hearn
Chick Hearn
Alison La Placa
Pan Am Clerk
Joe Praml
Watchman
William Sanderson
Jim Swarthout
Penny Santon
Velma Stanwyk
Robert Sorrells
Marvin Stanwyk
Beau Starr
Willy
Nico De Silva
Waiter
Peggy Doyle
Identification Nurse
Rick Garcia
Waiter
Grace Gaynor
Mrs. Underhill
Freeman King
Cop #1
Loraine Shields
Records Nurse
Bill Sorrells
Surfer Cop
Arnold F. Turner
Reporter #2 (as Arnold Turner)
Roger Ammann
Cop #3
Mary Battilana
Madeline Turner
Henry 'Hank' Bleeker
Surfer Cop #2
Donald Chaffin
Banquet Guest
Darren Dublin
Reporter
Kristine M. Gossman
Secretary
Irene Olga López
Maid
Merv Maruyama
Chinese Busboy
Terrence Evans
Man with Shotgun (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Irwin Fletcher's daydream of playing in the NBA was based partly on another "Earvin"; former L.A. Laker Magic Johnson. In the movie's promotional poster, Fletch's team ID card bears the name "Magic Christian" (a reference to The Magic Christian (1969), a 1969 Peter Sellers movie based on a Terry Southern novel).
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An original run of movie posters showing Fletch in his various disguises including one as a hockey player which never made the actual film.
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In an interview for Red Bull Music Academy, held in Tokyo October 22, 2014, composer Harold Faltermeyer stated the anthem from "Top Gun" was something he originally composed for a dream sequence in the movie "Fletch", but friend Billy Idol, who was recording close by, stopped in and told him it would be great as the theme for "Top Gun", so Harold dropped it from "Fletch".
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Goofs
When Fletch is escaping from the shotgun wielding man in what is supposed to be Provo, Utah, right after his rear window is shot out, you can clearly see Palm trees in the background. Provo, Utah does not have Palm trees indicating the scene was shot somewhere else. Most likely southern California.
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Fletch looks at a picture of Sally Ann Cavanaugh as the mother turns the pages in the photo album. We see Fletch holding the picture and the album's pages aren't being flipped.
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When Fletch is getting a physical, there is a chest x-ray in the background which is hung up backwards. Unless of course, that particular patient had a rare congenital disease.
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Quotes
Fletch: Look, defenseless babies!
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Fletch: [entering through the window] If you're wearing rubbers, leave them outside, would you?
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Fletch: For an extra grand, I'll let you take me out to dinner.
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