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Fletch Lives [ anamorphic widescreen ] [ dutch import ]

Chevy Chase , Hal Holbrook , Michael Ritchie    DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook, Julianne Phillips, R. Lee Ermey, Richard Libertini
  • Directors: Michael Ritchie
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: Dutch
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001BJK64E
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 414,175 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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audio : english / francais / deutsch / italiano / espagnol - subtitles : english / dutch / deutsch / francais / espagnol / italiano


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fletch is back..... 9 Jun 2008
Format:DVD
in this sequel to the highly amusing Fletch.
Chevy Chase is one of the best comic actors EVER! and always has the right line in almost any situation and here in fletch lives thats still the key formula. This movie sees Fletch back and in Louisiana after being left a mansion!! The locals however are not exactly enthralled to have him in their backwater community but this is not a problem for Fletch as he is intent on discovering why they want rid of the ace crime reporter.
What ensues is some fabulous comedy and Chevy showing he still can be Fletch once more!!
A great movie worthy of 4 stars but not quite as enjoyable as the original.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My favorite film when I was a kid 19 May 2011
By Inspector Gadget VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Peggy-Lee Zorba, Nostradamus, The Colonel, Victor Hugo, Billy-Jean King, Claude-Henry Smoot, Peter Lemonjello, Ed Harley, Elmer-Fudd Gantry and Bobby-Lee Schwartz II. Not to mention Fletch himself. Has Chevy Chase ever played so many people in one film? I love Fletch Lives, it is so damn funny and cackles with hilarious dialogue. It's a bloody shame that the critics were beastly when it first came out. Chevy Chase, once again, nails the role of Fletch and only he can deliver the deadpan sarcasm in a way no other actor can.

Fletch quits his job as an investigative reporter after he inherits a plantation mansion in Louisiana. But he stumbles upon another mystery and does his best to unravel it. Compared to the first the plot may be a little weak but it works fine. The focus seems to have shifted to Fletch's disguises and working set-pieces and gags around them rather than working on layers of mystery. And why the producers commissioned a brand new screenplay instead working from one of Gregory MacDonald's novels is beyond me.

His disguises will, however, make you grin from ear to ear (Claude Henry Smoot steals the show) and they way he comes out with the most ridiculous of things when he's talking to people makes you wonder why they ever believe it. As Peter Lemonjello, Fletch tells a studio camera operator that his house is on fire. The guy believes him! I do wish that they had used more of the Bibleland sets as it seems so much for so little screen time but the presence of R. Lee Ermey as the eccentric TV Evangelist makes up for it.

And to any of you who are puzzled why Mr. Underhill is credited in the cast of characters but not actually in the film, he IS. Look closely at the Zipedee Doo-Dah sequence and you can see him as one of the dancers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fletch Lives 26 Aug 2011
Format:DVD
I have this film on VHS and I could not find it in HMV. This is better than the first Fletch film. Chevy Chase is a legend, a true comedian and great actor.
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8 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars better than citizen kane 20 Dec 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD
This superfluous motion picture experience made in the much lambasted eighties period, features the comedic force of nature Chevy Chase (This man rocks).
If only a crisp was this tasty. If it was, it would be pan fried and covered in slithers of the finest food on the planet. It would also come with a free gold bar.
If it was a chocolate, it would easily consist of biscuit (the finest on the planet), milk, 75% cocoa powder and many lovely E numbers.
I think you know where I’m going with this. It’s good.
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  57 reviews
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm gonna give 5 stars to this movie ... 21 Nov 2000
By the_review_guy - Published on Amazon.com
I'd have to really go 4.5 but 4 is unfair. Fletch is back and it's great. Leonard Maltin should relax a little bit and lighten up. Starting off in a mafia-controlled seafood restaurant, we find Fletch in drag and the object of desire of a near-sighted Greek man.
Inheriting a Louisiana mansion, Fletch flies down next to an obnoxious but friendly nasal-surgery candidate. Yet another classic dream sequence, and this one is not to be missed, as "Old White Joe", Fletch fantasizes that his ex-wife's lawyer, his boss and the cute gal from the office all fall at his feet. The imagery from Disney's "Song of the South" is pure genius and you might notice "Ted Underhill" making a cameo appearance at the end of the dream sequence (there must have been 300 extras here or a *whole* lot of CGI ... check out the *very end* of the dream sequence closely).
I love it. Again beautiful women involved here including the lovely Julianne Phillips. This is Cleavon Little's best work since "Blazing Saddles" (though he was great in the early 1970's "Vanishing Point"). Randall "Tex" Cobb never fails to amuse especially with his "Ben Dover" appearance as a **faux** zooerastia-obsessed transvestite necrophiliac (get a dictionary!). Now this movie doesn't bash Christians, in fact there are some accurately quoted Bible verses. But it does lampoon some who misuse Christianity for money solely.
Phil Hartman is here as a Bly Bio Chem manager. Richard Libertini is back and a little goosey it appears. Hal Holbrook is here as the vengeful attorney / land owner. And the great Geoffrey Lewis who never fails to deliver an interesting, if not xenophobic and myopic, character, is here. Little is "Calculus Entropy" causing Chase to introduce himself as "Geometry Fletch" and the real-estate attorney as "Miss Trigonometry Ross". As Billy Gene King of Bug Busters, Fletch investigates Miss Ross's house for "Reticularious Marios Cuomos" (approximately!). Dangerous African Flesh-Eating Termites, not only do they cause the walls in Miss Ross's house to be deplaning to an alarming degree but they jump into the ear of the sheriff's deputy. Fortunately, Fletch gives him sound advice on how to get those termites out. Too funny! Besides, how many movies have the terms "carpetbagger", "toxic waste" and "The (Rolling) Stones" in them? ...
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My fave film when I was a kid 30 April 2006
By Inspector Gadget - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Peggy-Lee Zorba, Nostradamus, The Colonel, Billy-Jean King, Hank Himmler, Claude-Henry Smoot, Peter Lemonjello, Ed Harley, Elmer-Fudd Gantry and Bobby-Lee Schwartz II. Not to mention Fletch himself. Has Chevy Chase ever played so many people in one film?

I love Fletch Live, it is so damn funny and cackles with hilarious dialogue. It's a bloody shame that the critics were beastly, when it first came out. Chevy Chase, once again, nails the role of Fletch and only he can deliver the deadpan sarcasm in a way no other actor can.

The plot may be a little weak but it works fine. Fletch quits his job as an investigative reporter after he inherits a plantation mansion in Louisiana. But he stumbles upon another mystery and does his best to unravel it.

His disguises will make you grin from ear to ear (Claude Henry Smoot steals the show) and they way he comes out with the most ridiculous of things when he's talking to people makes you wonder why they ever believe it. As Peter Lemonjello, Fletch tells a studio camera operator that his house is on fire. The guy believes him!

I do wish that they had used more of the Bibleland sets as it seems so much for so little screen time but the presence of R. Lee Ermey as the eccentric TV Evangelist makes up for it.

I'm not really that impressed with this lackluster DVD. There are still pictures over the end credits that hint at deleted scenes, but none of them are on here. The 1.85:1 anamorphic picture is fine, as is the Dolby Surround sound design. But it's yet another non-effort by Universal. Fletch Lives really deserved a lot more than this.

And to any of you who are puzzled why Mr. Underhill is credited in the cast of characters but not actually in the film, he IS. Look closely at the Zipedee Doo-Dah sequence and you can see him as one of the dancers.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not as good as the original but still damn witty 1 Dec 2005
By musicfan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
This movie is no way as good as the first one, but don't let that put you off. It has some very funny and witty moments throughout with some great one liners by Chevy.

Highlights include:

- Chevy as Claude Henry Schmoot, a guest healer on a tv evangelist show

- Chevy as a member of the KKK

- Chevy confessing his sins to evangelist preacher "I parked in a handicapped zone. Actually on a handicapped person - but I told him I'd be back in five minues so that's not such a big deal."

The film does run out of steam towards the end a little but is definitely worth a view.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chevy Chase's witty humor will be sure to keep you laughing! 19 Sep 2004
By Karl Morkunas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
I caught this movie by chance on USA Family one weekend night, and I'm glad that I stayed tuned! Chevy Chase plays a reporter working out of L.A. that inherits a piece of real estate in the South and soon finds himself being shot at and in the middle of hilarious, wild antics. Chase dresses up as many different inconspicuous characters to find the mysterious murderer that wants his property and him dead. Although one will see that the critics here have bashed the script for its lack of stability and substance, but this older comedy truly fulfills its mission to keep you laughing.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally on DVD, thank God! 4 Aug 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
It's hard for me to pick a favorite between this one and the first. I don't understand anyone who says this was was considerably weaker. Most people I talk to like this one better! This is one of the ones I've been waiting for since I bought my DVD player!
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