History Film / Fletch

10th Sep '17 11:18:09 AM ClintEastwood
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Alan Stanwyk. In the novel he had nothing to do with the drug-dealing on the beach or the crooked police department. He did plan to kill Fletch as a way of faking his death, but Fletch correctly notes when he confronts him at the end that he's a good person who feels guilty about his bigamy, and he won't be able to pull the trigger.



* JerkAss: Ted Underhill, a snobby rich jerk who doesn't tip the waiter. It's this that makes Fletch [[LaserGuidedKarma use his credit card as his own personal expense account.]]

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Ted Underhill, a snobby rich jerk who doesn't tip the waiter. It's this that makes Fletch [[LaserGuidedKarma use his credit card as his own personal expense account.]]
6th Jun '17 11:51:24 PM HudsonHawk
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* JerkAss: Ted Underhill, a snobby rich jerk who doesn't tip the waiter. It's this that makes Fletch [[LaserGuidedKarma use his credit card as his own personal expense account.]]
6th Jun '17 2:30:00 PM HudsonHawk
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*BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Gail knocks out Chief Karlin with the blunt edge of a tennis racket as Karlin is seconds away from fatally shooting Fletch.]]
18th May '17 4:19:14 PM NightShade96
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted. In the novels, Fletch was a handsome, young, blond, extremely muscular man who could bed any woman he wanted. In the movies, he was played by a forty-something Chevy Chase who, while not exactly unhandsome, doesn't meet the other criteria that closely.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted. AdaptationalUgliness: In the novels, Fletch was a handsome, young, blond, extremely muscular man who could bed any woman he wanted. In the movies, he was played by a forty-something Chevy Chase who, while not exactly unhandsome, doesn't meet the other criteria that closely.
5th Apr '17 3:19:39 PM Mdumas43073
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Probably Chevy Chase's most well-known role after [[NationalLampoonsVacation Clark Griswold]], and something of a cult hit. Resulted in a sequel, ''Fletch Lives'', which took Fletch to The DeepSouth where he investigated intrigue around his family estate.

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Probably Chevy Chase's most well-known role after [[NationalLampoonsVacation Clark Griswold]], and something of a cult hit. Resulted in a A 1989 sequel, ''Fletch Lives'', which took takes Fletch to The DeepSouth where he investigated investigates intrigue around his family estate.
5th Apr '17 3:14:42 PM Mdumas43073
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5th Apr '17 3:13:06 PM Mdumas43073
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-> ''If you shoot me... you're liable to lose a lot of those humanitarian awards.''

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-> ''If ->''"If you shoot me... you're liable to lose a lot of those humanitarian awards.''
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12th Jan '17 10:55:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** The doctor remarks as his having the same name as "[[{{Babar}} a childrens elephant]]."

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** The doctor remarks as his having the same name as "[[{{Babar}} "[[Literature/{{Babar}} a childrens elephant]]."
20th Aug '16 7:19:37 AM KneadToKnow
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* DudeNotFunny: In universe, the reaction of the African-American emcee at Fred Dorfmann's banquet on being called "Sammy," at least as soon as Fletch's back is turned. While Fletch is looking at him, it's more ActuallyPrettyFunny.
19th Aug '16 7:13:02 AM KneadToKnow
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* HollywoodSpelling: Averted with Stanwyk: Fletch spells the last bit for Larry to help her search for articles. Averted also with Chief Karlin, when Fletch confirms "So that's Karlin with a K, right?" But to be fair, he's a reporter and Karlin is DaChief, so he'd probably know. Played straight as an arrow with Swarthout, which most people would need both repeated ''and'' spelled out over a mid-80s long distance connection to have a hope of getting right.
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