1985 PG 1h 38m DVD


1985 PG 1h 38m DVD
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When a wealthy businessman offers reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, a fast-talking master of disguise, a fortune to murder him before a terminal illness takes hold, Fletch works the scenario in hilarious style to get the exclusive scoop.
Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini, Tim Matheson, M. Emmet Walsh, George Wendt, Kenneth Mars, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geena Davis, Bill Henderson, William Traylor, George Wyner, Tony Longo, Larry Flash Jenkins, Ralph Seymour
Michael Ritchie
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this Chevy Chase classic came out just one year after the PG-13 rating was instituted, so although it's rated PG, today it would probably merit a PG-13 for its language ("bitch," "s--t," and many words starting with "ass"), sexual innuendo, and mild violence. As an investigative reporter, Fletch is a "master of disguise" who impersonates various people to gain information. The situations he gets himself into are funny and, for the most part, harmless.

Sexual Content

Fletch comes onto, propositions, and kisses a married woman. He makes remarks that make it clear he has slept with her. He says "nice piece of ass" and "pimp" and makes slightly lewd remark about his large "endowment."


Fletch knees a guy in the groin. Someone hires Fletch to kill him. A character tries to kill his wife and Fletch.


PG-13-level cursing: "bitch," "assface," "ass," "assh--e," "asswipe," "s--t," "crap," "hell," "Jesus H. Christ"

Social Behavior

As an investigative reporter, Fletch does some sneaky things, mostly impersonating others, to get information. On the other hand, he has the public's best interest (and his career) in mind.


Los Angeles Lakers and their merchandise are featured fairly prominently; also Coors beer and Miracle Whip in one scene.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink champagne, beer, and wine in a few scenes; Drugs are discussed and a drug dealer/supplier exposed.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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