#1 Fletch (1985)

I’ll kick off this project with Fletch, starring Chevy Chase who dominated the comedy movie scene in the 80s. Chevy plays Irwin ”Fletch” Fletcher, a journalist who gets involved in drug trafficking case and goes after the suspects in many of his disguises.

The character is based on the novel Fletch (1974) by Gregory Mcdonald that spawned a series of 11 books over the years. Fletch movie series itself spawned a somewhat decent sequel called Fletch Lives (1989).

The movie is also known for having a catchy theme by Harold Faltermeyer (Beverly Hills Cop, The Running Man, Tango & Cash).

Fletch, an investigating reporter is a perfect vessel for Chevy Chase’s style of comedy; utterly stupid but undoubtedly funny and pretty much as 80s as they come.

80s-o-meter: 92%

Total: 90%


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