YMMV / Fletch

  • Adaptation Displacement: The movie is arguably more well-known than the novels.
  • Adaptational Villainy: 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.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Fletch's Imagine Spot in the first film where he's a star player for the Lakers.
    • He has another in the sequel, where he's a Southern plantation owner, with his boss and his ex-wife's attorney as his slaves. With animated birds, no less.
  • Ear Worm: Fletch's theme.