Fletch (film)

FletchFletch WonFletch'' (film)Bit by Bit (Theme from Fletch)film adaptationmovie of the same name
Fletch is a 1985 American neo-noir comedy thriller film directed by Michael Ritchie and written by Andrew Bergman and is based on Gregory Mcdonald's popular Fletch novels.wikipedia
159 Related Articles

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase Chevy Chase, Washington, D.C.Stuff
It stars Chevy Chase, Tim Matheson, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Geena Davis and Joe Don Baker.
He is further known for his portrayals of Clark W. Griswold in five National Lampoon's Vacation films and Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher in both Fletch (1985) and Fletch Lives (1989).

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Dana Wheeler Nicholson
It stars Chevy Chase, Tim Matheson, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Geena Davis and Joe Don Baker.
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (born October 9, 1960) is an American actress and singer best known for her roles in the films Fletch (1985), Tombstone (1993), Fast Food Nation (2006) and Parkland (2013).

Michael Ritchie (film director)

Michael RitchieRitchie
Fletch is a 1985 American neo-noir comedy thriller film directed by Michael Ritchie and written by Andrew Bergman and is based on Gregory Mcdonald's popular Fletch novels.
He scored commercial successes directing sports films like Downhill Racer and The Bad News Bears, and Chevy Chase's Fletch comedies.

Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch is a 1985 American neo-noir comedy thriller film directed by Michael Ritchie and written by Andrew Bergman and is based on Gregory Mcdonald's popular Fletch novels.
The original book became a 1985 movie of the same name starring Chevy Chase.

Joe Don Baker

Baker
It stars Chevy Chase, Tim Matheson, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Geena Davis and Joe Don Baker.
He established himself as an action star with supporting roles as a mysterious cowboy drifter in Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969), and as a deputy sheriff in the western Wild Rovers (1971), before receiving worldwide fame for his iconic roles as a mafia hitman in Charley Varrick (1973), real-life Tennessee Sheriff Buford Pusser in the classic action film Walking Tall (1973), brute force detective Mitchell in Mitchell (1975), deputy sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III in Final Justice (1985), and as chief Jerry Karlin in the action-comedy Fletch (1985).

Jonathan Burrows (producer)

Jonathan Burrows
The original producer, Jonathan Burrows, also wanted Richard Dreyfuss after Chevy Chase, his high school classmate, initially rejected the part.
His is best known for producing Texasville and Fletch.

Tim Matheson

Tim Matthieson
It stars Chevy Chase, Tim Matheson, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Geena Davis and Joe Don Baker.
Then Matheson starred in the comedy films Up the Creek (1984) and Fletch (1985).

Andrew Bergman

BergmanBergman, Andrew
Fletch is a 1985 American neo-noir comedy thriller film directed by Michael Ritchie and written by Andrew Bergman and is based on Gregory Mcdonald's popular Fletch novels.
Bergman wrote Oh, God! You Devil (1984) and Fletch (1985) starring Chevy Chase.

Geena Davis

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in MediaReza Jarrahy
It stars Chevy Chase, Tim Matheson, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Geena Davis and Joe Don Baker.
In Fletch (1985), an action comedy, Davis appeared as the colleague of a Los Angeles Times undercover reporter trying to expose drug trafficking on the beaches of Los Angeles, opposite Chevy Chase.

Fletch Lives

Fletch IIFletch Saves
It has since developed an enormous cult following and was followed by a 1989 sequel, Fletch Lives.
Fletch Lives is a 1989 American comedy film starring Chevy Chase and a sequel to Fletch directed by Michael Ritchie with a screenplay by Leon Capetanos based on the character created by Gregory Mcdonald.

Fletch (novel)

FletchFletch and the Man WhoFletch'' (novel)
Fletch is a 1985 American neo-noir comedy thriller film directed by Michael Ritchie and written by Andrew Bergman and is based on Gregory Mcdonald's popular Fletch novels.
The novel was loosely adapted into a comedy film, Fletch (1985), starring Chevy Chase.

George Wendt

Wendt, GeorgeGeorge R. Wendt
He has also appeared in films such as Fletch, Gung Ho, Dreamscape, House, Forever Young, Hostage for a Day, Man of the House and Lakeboat.

Richard Libertini

His films include Catch-22 (1970), The In-Laws (1979), Popeye (1980), All of Me (1984), Fletch (1985), Fletch Lives (1989), Awakenings (1990), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), and Dolphin Tale (2011).

Chick Hearn

Francis D. "Chick" HearnFrancis Dayle "Chick" HearnFrancis Hearn
The film makes numerous references to Fletch's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, and includes appearances by Lakers player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn, as themselves.

Larry "Flash" Jenkins

Jenkins was also known for his performances in minor but memorable roles in such films as Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Fletch as the junkie and informant Gummy.

Get Outta Town

Fletch, Get Outta Town
"Get Outta Town" (a.k.a. "Fletch, Get Outta Town") is a song by American musician-singer-songwriter Dan Hartman, released as a single in 1985 from the original motion picture soundtrack for the film Fletch.

Harold Faltermeyer

Harald Faltermeyer
He also composed the "Top Gun Anthem" for the feature film Top Gun and the music for the Chevy Chase Fletch feature films, Fletch and Fletch Lives.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Lew AlcindorKareem Abdul JabbarAbdul-Jabbar
The film makes numerous references to Fletch's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, and includes appearances by Lakers player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn, as themselves.
He has had roles in movies such as Fletch, Troop Beverly Hills and Forget Paris, and television series such as Full House, Living Single, Amen, Everybody Loves Raymond, Martin, Diff'rent Strokes (his height humorously contrasted with that of diminutive child star Gary Coleman), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Scrubs, 21 Jump Street, Emergency!, Man from Atlantis, and New Girl.

Stephanie Mills

Feel the FireHome
In 1985, Mills's recording of "Bit by Bit (Theme from Fletch)" was featured in the Chevy Chase film, Fletch, and reached #52 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, #78 on The Billboard Hot 100 and #15 on the Dance Chart.

Hoodwinked!

HoodwinkedCzerwony Kapturek – prawdziwa historiaHoodwinked!'' soundtrack
The 2005 animated feature Hoodwinked! depicted the Big Bad Wolf (from Little Red Riding Hood) as a sarcastic investigative reporter in a direct parody of Fletch, right up to the Lakers shirt, disguises, and a version of Fletch's theme playing during his scenes.
Todd Edwards had the idea of basing the Wolf on Chevy Chase's character in Fletch, feeling that it would be fun to apply the character's dry, deadpan style of humor to an animated wolf, while Cory Edwards created the hyperactive character of Twitchy to serve as the Wolf's foil.

Phil Alden Robinson

Phil RobinsonRobinson
Phil Alden Robinson also did some uncredited work on the script.