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Fletch - a classic movie in so many ways

Archived 1 January 2019

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Fletch and Fletch lives are both classic movies. We have collected the trailers for both the movies and picked up a bit of background information on the story. The first movie is based on the 1970s novel by the same name. A journalist working on the beach receives an offer to murder the man he just met. He appears to be sincere, and Fletch begins investigating the man's story in between investigating the drug story on the beach and hiding from the two attorneys after him for alimony for each of his ex-wives.

Synopsis from Wikipedia

The novel introduces I. M. Fletcher, a journalist and ex-marine camping on a beach watching the drug culture for a story, waiting to find the dealer's source before publishing an exposé.

A millionaire businessman named Alan Stanwyk approaches Fletch to hire Fletch to murder him; the man tells Fletch that he is dying of bone cancer and wants to avoid a slow, painful death. Fletch accepts $1000 in cash to listen to the man's proposition; the man offers him $20,000 for the murder, and Fletch talks him up to $50,000 in an effort to see if the man is serious. He appears to be sincere, and Fletch begins investigating the man's story in between investigating the drug story on the beach and hiding from the two attorneys after him for alimony for each of his ex-wives.

Fletch

The quirky hit comedy that over the years has achieved cult status. Staring Chevy Chase backed by a large supporting cast. Adaptation of a novel by Gregory McDonald. The movie follows the outline of the book plus the ad lib genius of Chevy Chase.

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Fletch Lives

Sequel to the comedy hit "Fletch." We've always thought it was funnier than the original.

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Fletch Won

And just when you thought that things couldn't get any funnier, the Internet is swirling with rumours of a sequel to the first two installments called, Fletch Won.

The first rumours of the sequel emerged around 2000, but Den of Geek reports that the movie is still in development hell over 11 years later. IMDb reports that Chevy Chase wanted to improvise throughout the film as he had done in the original film, but the producer, Kevin Smith, disagreed with this approach.

When the man Fletch is about to interview turns up dead, Fletch takes it upon himself to figure out who killed him.

Fletch Audiobooks

The original books have been converted into audio releases and are available on the Archive. Because of the popularity of Fletch, many sequels (and prequels) were written involving the character. The following books were written in the Fletch series by Gregory McDonald (in the stories' chronological order):

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