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Fletch Lives (1989)


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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

Sep 2, 2003

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (9) | DVD (2)

The mystery is barely there, and nobody really cares, as long as Chase gets to ham it up under a wider array of fake moustaches and silly accents.

August 14, 2008 Full Review Source:

A very disappointing sequel that's not nearly as funny and witty as the original.

October 5, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Not quite as good as the first, but still an enjoyable jaunt

May 6, 2005
Film Threat

Fairly funny sequel.

April 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Too bad, he did. Maybe if he hadn't this sequel won't have been necessary.

August 20, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Audience Reviews for Fletch Lives

Chase's sequel to Fletch is just as good as the first movie, just as funny too. If you're a fan of his, you really should see this movie.
April 4, 2011

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Fletch Lives is the sequel to the 1985 comedy/noirish film starring Chevy Chase as investigative reporter Jane Doe. In Lives Fletch inherits a plantation in Louisiana and quits the reporter game but winds up in the middle of another conspiracy this time involving land speculation, toxic waste, and a Christian amusement park.

Is Fletch Lives better than the original? No, of course not, but it is better than most of the stuff Chevy Chase has been in after it (Christmas Vacation excluded). Chevy is still the wise ass reporter who has a thousand different names and a thousand different comebacks that remain totally oblivious to whomever he's using them on. There the throwaway girl (apparently Fletch uses the same cologne as Roger Moore: women just fall onto him). Hal Holbrook plays Matlock. That's right, just call him Matlock. The real standout is R. Lee Ermey who goes from the legendary performance in Full Metal Jacket to playing a televangelist. And he pulls it off.

The story is Bblah. it's not weak and it's not strong it's just there. Overall Fletch Lives isn't the greatest thing out there, but it isn't the worst. Chevy last shining moment? One of them anyway.
November 29, 2008

Super Reviewer

This is not as good as the first one but it's still fun and Chase is great as this character.
January 8, 2008

Super Reviewer

Better than the original Fletch movie, with Chevy Chase donning many funny disguises to solve a series of wrong-doings in the richly-flavored old South. I liked his impersonation of a televangelist scammer, and his tribute to "Song of the South".
July 30, 2007

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    1. I.M. Fletcher: Well, I don't scare easy. I'm too dumb.
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