Fletch

Chase, Chevy

$14.98 
SKU: 025192027536

UPC 025192027536
Release Date 2009-06-02
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Loosely based on the book by Gregory McDonald, director Michael Ritchie's FLETCH is a laugh-out-loud comedy that features a classic performance by Chevy Chase, who stars as Irwin Fletch Fletcher, a crack investigative journalist who goes undercover for a story about possible connections between the L.A. police department and the local drug trade. He gets derailed when a Santa Monica businessman, Alan Stanwyk (Tim Matheson), mistakes him for a homeless man and offers him $50,000 to commit a murder. The man claims to have terminal bone cancer but can't commit suicide if he wants his family to collect on his insurance policy, so he wants Fletch to do his dirty work. Fletch pretends to accept the offer and finds that it leads him deeper into the heart of his own investigation. Working from a crackling script by Andrew Bergman, Chase relishes every line of dialogue written for his goofy, master-of-disguise character, making FLETCH one of the most influential and oft-quoted comedies of the 1980s.Legendary basketball center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar makes a cameo as himself during Fletch's daydream. The film was followed by 1989's FLETCH LIVES, also directed by Michael Ritchie.An investigative reporter with a talent for disguise becomes involved in a huge drug smuggling scheme and police corruption after answering the bizarre request of a dying man....Easy charm....An enjoyable paperback of a film...Can I help you Dr....?--Receptionist Oh it's me, Dr. Rosenpenis. I'm just here to check out Alan Stanwyk's file.--Fletch (Chevy Chase) Dr. who?--Receptionist Dr. Rosenrosen. I'm here to get into the records room.--Fletch What was that name again?--Receptionist It's Dr. Rosen, I want to check the records room.--Fletch Dr. who?--Receptionist Dr. Rosen! Where's the records room?--Fletch Where am I?--Fletch You're in the records room.--Records nurse Oh. Do you have the Beatles' White Album? Never mind...just bring me a cup of hot fat. And the head of Alfredo Garcia.--Fletch That's an interesting name, Mr...?-Doctor Babar.--Fletch Is that with one B or two?--Doctor One. B-A-B-A-R.--Fletch That's two.--Doctor Yeah, but not right next to each other. That's what I thought you meant.--Fletch Isn't there a children's book about an elephant named Babar?--Doctor Ha, ha, ha. I wouldn't know. I don't have any.--Fletch No children?--Doctor No elephant books.--Fletch Does this proposition entail my dressing up as Little Bo Peep?--Fletch It's nothing of a sexual nature, I assure you.--Alan Stanwyk (Tim Matheson) Yeah, I assure you.--Fletch One thousand just to listen. I don't see how you can pass that up, Mr...?--Alan Stanwyk Nugent. Ted Nugent.--Fletch...FLETCH is smart, dead-pan dry and funny...Enjoyable...4 stars out of 4 -- One of the most quotable comedies ever made where Chase is at the top of his game.
Cast Chevy Chase (Star)
Burton Gilliam (Star)
Tony Longo (Star)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Cameo)
George Wendt (Star)
Geena Davis (Star)
Joe Don Baker (Star)
Alison La Placa (Star)
George Wyner (Star)
Michael Ritchie (Director)
Ralph Seymour (Star)
Kenneth Mars (Star)
Bruce French (Star)
M. Emmet Walsh (Star)
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (Star)
Tim Matheson (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Widescreen Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 - English Subtitles: English, SDH, French, Spanish Additional Release Material: Trailers Featurette: 1. Just Charge It To The Underhills: Making and Remembering Fletch 2. From John Cocktoastin To Harry S. Truman: The Disguises 3. Favorite Fletch Moment Interactive Features: BD Live - Basic Download Center Additional Products: Playstation 3 Controller
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.75000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Mystery
Attribute Additional Footage,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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