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FLETCH LIVES

title: FLETCH LIVES
year: 1989
cast: Chevy Chase
rating: *

Fletch is back, and he's angry, irritable, and not funny. Too bad because the first FLETCH is Chevy Chase's best, and funniest, film. Unlike the previous plot-line, which had interesting villains connected to a nifty L.A. Film Noir plot, Fletch quits his job and heads South (his dead aunt left him a dilapidated yet sought-after mansion) where he takes on hillbillies, racists, and religious zealots. His disguises range from a white-haired cleaning lady to a televangelist: all impossible to imagine anyone falling for. And before leaving L.A., when Fletch crosses paths with his ex-wife's lawyer (George Wyner) and newspaper editor (Richard Libertini), his humorously glib indifference is bitter and downright aggressive (continuing for the rest of the film). By far one of the crappiest sequels of all time.
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