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The comedy thriller starring Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker
Wisecracking investigative reporter I.M. Fletcher is posing as a beach bum to get a story when he is approached by Alan Stanwyk with an incredible proposition.
Stanwyk offers Fletch 50,000 dollars and a guaranteed escape to murder him.
Fletch pretends to agree to the scheme and finds himself caught up in a bizarre and dangerous plot.
Screenplay by Andrew Bergman based on the novel by Gregory McDonald
(First showing on British television) FILMS: page 26


Screenplay: Andrew Bergman
Novel by: Gregory McDonald
Produced by: Alan Greisman
Produced by: Peter Douglas
Directed by: Michael Richie
Fletch: Chevy Chase
Chief Karin: Joe Don Baker
Gail Stanwyk: Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
Walker: Richard Libertini
Alan Stanwyk: Tim Matheson
Dr Dolan: M. Emmet Walsh
Fat Sam: George Wendt
Stanton Boyd: Kenneth Mars
Larry: Geena Davis
Speaker: Bill Henderson
Underhill: William Traylor
Gillet: George Wyner
Detective: Tony Longo
Gummy: Larry Flash Jenkins
Creasy: Ralph Seymour
Himself: Kareen Abdul-Jabbar

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