Fletch script
Fletch (1985)
Synopsis: A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher (Chevy Chase) might drive his editor (Richard Libertini) up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch goes undercover as a homeless man. Unaware of Fletch's true identity, businessman Alan Stanwyk (Tim Matheson) offers Fletch $50,000 to kill him. Intrigued, Fletch decides to unearth the full story behind the offer.

FLETCH:

Then I found out Hopalong Cassidy had

shot himself in the game room. That

just blew it for me.

STANWYK:

Who?

FLETCH:

Hopalong Cassidy. Killed himself here.

Bow and arrow. Strange.

---Stanwyk stops before the front door, stares at Fletch

STANWYK:

What are you, doped up or something?

---Fletch abruptly changes gears, stares at Stanwyk

FLETCH:

I don't work for you yet, assface.

Don't talk to me like that.

STANWYK:

(after a beat)

Come inside.

15 INT. HOUSE - DAY

---Stanwyk and Fletch enter. A Mexican Maid crosses.

STANWYK:

Buenas dias.

MAID:

Buenas dias.

She disappeared.

FLETCH:

I commend you on your Spanish.

---Stanwyk doesn't reply, keeps on walking. He opens a set of double doors to the

---left of the winding staircase, then stands to one side, indicating that Fletch

---should enter.

16 INT. LIBRARY - DAY

---Massive fireplace. Everything built in teak. Fletch enters, and Stanwyk closes

---the door behind them.

FLETCH:

Ahh, the library. Masculine but sensitive.

---Stanwyk wordlessly goes behind the desk

FLETCH:

Really, I love what you've done with the place.

Must have cost you...hundreds.

---Stanwyk turns, looks out a pair of French doors behind his desk, then turns

---back.

STANWYK:

Here's my proposition, Mr. Fletcher.

FLETCH:

I'm all ears.

STANWYK:

I want you to murder me.

17

thru OMITTED

19

20 FLETCH

---Even garrulous Fletch is stopped in his tracks by this remark, uttered in the ---most business-like manner.

21 STANWYK

STANWYK:

Here. On Thursday. I'd like you to shoot me dead.

22 FLETCH

---He just stares, barely breathing.

23 STANWYK

STANWYK:

The reason I ask you to do me this service

is that I am facing a long, painful, and most

certain death. You see, I have bone cancer.

I don't know if you know anything about bone cancer.

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Gregory Mcdonald

Gregory Mcdonald was an American mystery writer best known for his creation of the character Irwin Maurice Fletcher, an investigative reporter who preferred the nickname "Fletch. more…

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