Though the original Fletch was drubbed by critics, it proved amajor success for star Chevy Chase. It was inevitable, then, that asequel would make an appearance. Surprisingly, Fletch Lives didn't comeout until 1989--a full five years after the original. Once more, Chasestars as Irwin Maurice "Fletch" Fletcher, the gonzo investigativereporter created by novelist Gregory McDonald. Indulging his penchantfor disguises and bizarre aliases, Fletch investigates a deep darkmystery at a crumbling Southern plantation. Various friends and enemiesare portrayed con brio by Hal Holbrook, Cleavon Little, JulianePhillips, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Richard Libertini and Richard Belzer(Chase's cohort from the old Groove Tube days).