Video Release: August 16, 2011
Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
- Originally in English
Chevy Chase is Fletch, 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 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 the "drifter" 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. It will take all his wit, and talent for disguises, to get out of this one alive.
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. Outstanding performance by Chevy Chase. Based, loosely, on the books by Gregory MacDonald.
Color by Technicolor. Followed by a sequel, "Fletch Lives" (1989).