Chevy Chase added a classic comic hero to the film landscape with Fletch, one of his few truly popular star vehicles in a famously misguided post-Saturday Night Live career. Chase plays Irwin M. Fletcher, known to everyone as Fletch, a Los Angeles Lakers-loving investigative reporter with a gleeful disdain for deadlines and a knack for pushing the buttons of his frustrated editor (Richard Libertini). He's also known for donning numerous disguises and assuming zany false identities to help gain information. While pursuing an ongoing story about a powerful drug dealer who operates from Venice Beach, he comes across an intriguing offshoot in which he becomes intimately involved. Aviation executive Alan Stanwyk (Tim Matheson) has an unusual proposition for Fletch: If Fletch agrees to an elaborate plan to kill him, for reasons Stanwyk refuses to divulge beyond explaining that he has bone cancer, Fletch will walk away with a healthy sum of money and a plane ticket to Brazil. Curious yet suspicious by profession, Fletch begins investigating Stanwyk's true motives, which leads him through numerous misadventures. Among them are a visit to a stuffy country club; a high-speed car chase with an unwitting passenger; repeat encounters with Stanwyk's wife (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson), although she may not be his only one; and a trip to P...

Chevy Chase, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Tim Matheson, Joe Don Baker, Richard Libertini

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Year: 1985
Running Time: 98 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG

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Fletch was originally a novel by Gregory Mcdonald.

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Ted Nugent is a musician that was very popular in the 1970s and 80s.

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Fletch alias: "Arnold Babar"

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Filming location: 827 4th St. Santa Monica, CA is Fletch's apartment.

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The picture to Fletch's left falls off the wall. In a moment, that picture is back on the wall.

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Fletch alias: "Gordon Liddy". G. Gordon Liddy worked for President Richard Nixon and allegedly planned the break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate (Hotel) in 1972.

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Filming location: York Blvd. & N Ave. 51, Los Angeles, CA - Notice the "Pizza Man" restaurant in 1985. As of 2010, they still have the same phone number - 323-254-2581, although they are in a different location. As of 2009, this location is now Italiano's Pizza

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Alison La Placa (as the Pan Am Clerk) also appeared as a reporter on an episode of Cheers (Behind Every Great Man) in 1985 as Paula Nelson.

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Pan American World Airways (also known as "Pan Am") began in 1927 and finally closed in 1991.

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Filming location: Ogden, UT Airport

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Don Corleone was the fictional name of Marlon Brando in "godfather The Godfather".

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Stanwyk calls Fletch "Ass-face" as a reference to when Fletch called him the same thing at the beginning of the movie.

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Stanwyk calls Fletch "Hopalong" as a reference to the beginning of the movie when Fletch jokes that he almost bought this mansion until he found out that Hopalong Cassidy had killed himself there - with a bow and arrow.

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