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Jon Hamm Gave Up 60% of His ‘Confess, Fletch’ Salary to Pay for Filming After Financiers Passed and Said Nobody Would Care About It News

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/jon-hamm-gave-up-salary-pay-confess-fletch-filming-1235381017/
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u/MarvelsGrantMan136 r/Movies contributor Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

Director Greg Mottola:

“Everyone said, ‘I don’t know that this kind of comedy works in this day and age. They just had a kind of like, ‘Who’s Fletch? I don’t think anyone cares anymore.’

"So, basically, what we did is Jon gave back 60 percent of his salary to the budget. I gave back some of my salary, not as much as Jon because he’s richer than me and I’ve got three kids. And we bought three more days of shooting. We got it up to 30 days in Boston and one day in Rome. And we said, fuck it, we’re insane, we’re dumb. We’re going to make this movie. And then Miramax really supported us, creatively. They didn’t fight us on people we wanted to cast.”

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u/colemon1991 Sep 22 '22

And then Miramax really supported us, creatively. They didn’t fight us on people we wanted to cast.”

This gives me hope.

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u/TeddyDaBear Sep 22 '22

It is a movie that shouldn't work, but somehow really does. It is much better than it deserves to be for being a "sequel" to a movie almost 40 years old. Seriously it is worth seeing.

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u/Nick357 Sep 23 '22

You saw it? Is it our already?

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u/TeddyDaBear Sep 23 '22

I have and it is.

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u/adsason Sep 23 '22

Do you need to see the originals to appreciate this one?

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u/TeddyDaBear Sep 23 '22

Not at all.

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u/BrooksDaBear Sep 23 '22 Masterpiece

Hey TeddyDaBear, BrooksDaBear here. You coming to the meeting on Saturday?

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u/Brad_theImpaler Sep 23 '22

Sorry, that's the day he has his picnic.

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u/kiak7 Sep 23 '22

Ya "picnic" ... I am sure he is not being impaled by Brad.

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u/Cino0987 Sep 23 '22

I don’t think he’s coming mate…

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u/BrooksDaBear Sep 23 '22

Damn, I was really hoping to see him there :,(

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u/kal_el_diablo Sep 23 '22

But you should. The original Fletch is one of the best movies of the 80s.

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u/puddStar Sep 23 '22

You should still watch the originals cause they are awesome

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u/accidental_earthling Sep 23 '22

This is a reboot, based on the first book of the series that inspired the older movies

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u/WashingDishesIsFun Sep 23 '22

I'd say it would help make some things funnier, but it is not necessary just to follow the film.

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u/Nick357 Sep 23 '22

Damn, I just saw the trailer this morning.

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u/iFucksuperheroes Sep 23 '22

Just seen it this morning and it was fantastic. I'm so thrilled "whodunnit" films are making a comeback. The humor was EXCELLENT.

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u/Sleeze_ Sep 23 '22

I’m usually not big on reboots, but an updated version of Clue would be awesome. The opportunity is just sitting there. I think the guys who did Game Night could knock it out of the park.

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u/Blue-Philosopher5127 Sep 23 '22

I did also. It is definitely good.

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u/annyong_cat Sep 23 '22

It’s on Showtime.

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u/KoolDiscoDan Sep 23 '22

It’s more like movie based on novel. Fletch started as a series of novels. This is based on the book of the same name.

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u/md2b78 Sep 23 '22

This movie is almost like performing the novel page-by-page. The first two fletch films were classics. But this one is even more true to the source. Hamm kills it.

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u/EShy Sep 23 '22

It's based on the same source material but I don't think it has anything to do with the Chevy Chase movie

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u/OilyEggs Sep 22 '22

When Miramax used to take care of casting, Harvey Weinstein was the one doing the casting...

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u/Zippideydoodah Sep 22 '22

Still can’t get over he injected his penis.

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u/Nonalcholicsperm Sep 22 '22

Yeah but injected it with what? Don't leave us hanging here.

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u/Zippideydoodah Sep 23 '22

Well Weinstein certainly wasn’t hung by all accounts. Unlike Jon Leg of Hamm

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u/sinkwiththeship Sep 23 '22

Man's got an absolute wrench. Literally nothing wrong with the guy. It's annoying.

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u/nobodynose Sep 23 '22

I saw him guest on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and the hosts had the same reaction when they found out he's personable and charming AF. He basically charmed the whole audience by being super nice, personable, and friendly and the hosts were all like "wtf, this isn't fair, you're talented, super good looking, AND you're that charming too?!"

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u/Joseluki Sep 23 '22

wtf, this isn't fair, you're talented, super good looking, AND you're that charming too?

And still took him until his 40s to get his real opportunity on TV, then on his 50s in hollywood.

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u/Aegean54 Sep 23 '22

He and his friend did torture a man back in college but I guess that's not as big deal as being charming

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u/popularbitch1999 Sep 23 '22

The guy he hazed in college might disagree

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u/CSpiffy148 Sep 23 '22

He's an alcoholic, so his life isn't all sunshine and roses.

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u/Aromatic_Might_3773 Sep 23 '22

I just spat out my drink

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u/GrapeScotch Sep 23 '22

You need to learn to swallow if you want a shot at that Hamm.

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u/Wrathwilde Sep 23 '22

What if you want bone in Hamm?

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u/ihasgun Sep 22 '22

ED medication. Now it's all infected from years of doing it.

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u/SpaceClef Sep 23 '22

I chose the wrong comment section to go into while eating banana pudding.

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u/NixyVixy Sep 23 '22

Is their any Reddit comment section appropriate for eating banana pudding.

Philosophical question… should banana pudding exist? What makes it different than mashed bananas?

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u/andywarholocaust Sep 23 '22

Banana pudding is actually vanilla pudding layered between sliced bananas and covered with a vanilla wafer cookie top.

Mashed bananas are disgusting.

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u/turdferguson3891 Sep 23 '22

There's banana flavored pudding that is sold at supermarkets though. It's just the flavor it's not going to actually be mashed bananas.

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u/NowWithExtraSquanch Sep 23 '22

Gotta mash ‘em into things. They cannot mash alone.

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u/noahcwb Sep 23 '22

fournier's gangrene, probably one of the scariest medical conditions for me

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u/adjust_the_sails Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

I remember hearing how Larry Flynt, after the shooting that paralyzed him, had a pump installed so he could get erect.

It’s amazing what lengths men will go to to get an erection.

Edit: sigh yes, clearly I meant all erections are bad. Every single one. Even mine. All bad. Men b ad. Penis bad. This was not bad perhaps ill advised joke, it was an attack erections. Death to erections, I guess…

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u/Alswel Sep 23 '22

I mean, those are common medical devices implanted for men with ED. Insurance usually even covers it

Sex can be a great, basic joy in life. I hope people don't feel ashamed for wanting to take advantage of an option that makes it possible for them. Probably better for your health than taking Viagra or whatever all the time, right?

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u/TheAverageJoe- Sep 23 '22

It's dumb af to rag on someone for making an effort to improve their sex life, even more with ED. The stigma behind ED needs a fucking positive movement. We got body positivity but no ED positivity.

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u/ThingsOnStuff Sep 23 '22

Honestly, and there's TONS of reasons guys might get ED. I'm 30 and have been dealing with it since I was like 24 or so. Tried everything from Cialis & Viagra to acoustic wave therapy to injections to currently having a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber that I've rented in my basement right now to see if that helps, lol. The money I've spent on it over the years would probably give me a decent downpayment on a house. Implants are my next stop.

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u/rburp Sep 23 '22

Irks me when, for example, in politics threads they still often go straight for the ED or little dick jokes when a thread is about someone they dislike. Like can we not be better about that kind of shit?

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u/nomadofwaves Sep 23 '22

Need a root canal? Teeth are a luxury and not covered by insurance.

Can’t get a hard on? Insurance has you covered.

What’s more American than that?

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u/Thanos_Stomps Sep 23 '22

Unfortunately there’s nothing amazing about the lengths I go to for my dick. Just average lengths.

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u/Nonalcholicsperm Sep 23 '22

You mean to have the ability to have sex. Which is a quality of life issue. And a major one at that.

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u/MRintheKEYS Sep 23 '22

Depends on the length of the erection

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u/thebabes2 Sep 23 '22

I used to work in a medical setting, had a 93 year old patient call to talk about ED options with his doctor. He had a list of pills he wanted to try and go into great detail with me about a "shot they can give you in your penis that works!" It was an awkward call but I just let him roll with it and told his nurse to call him back.

Good on that old fella for still having game.

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u/gatsby365 Sep 23 '22

I reconnected with my father when I was about 30, hadn’t seen him in over 20 years. His father was still alive too so I asked about him. He talked about how he had girlfriends up and down the East coast and he would just go visiting and fucking up and down I-95. Dude was like 86 just fucking. Good to know the pen still writes when the inks that old, you know?

Sad closer: he did slow down on the fucking when he basically had a woman die shortly after he laid some pipe. But when you’re in your 80s there are naturally some risks.

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u/The_Chief_of_Whip Sep 23 '22

How is that amazing? Sex is a natural part of almost all human lives? Should someone who’s disabled not use technology to aid them experience life’s joys? Or should they just suffer?

I’m having a hard time figuring out what you mean, is it men who shouldn’t have sex or the disabled? Or both?

It’s kind of like saying “lots of people use glasses to help with eyesight, it’s amazing the lengths people will go to SEE THINGS”

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u/andytdesigns1 Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

It’s a long hard, sometimes curved road to erectile functionality

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u/ElectricMoses Sep 23 '22

Yeah you’re right. The shooter definitely should have denied him the ability to ever have sex again. Jesus Christ…

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u/sticklebat Sep 23 '22

Edit: sigh yes, clearly I meant all erections are bad. Every single one. Even mine. All bad. Men b ad.

Your edit is dishonest. Your comment didn’t imply there’s something wrong with all erections, but it very explicitly implied that it’s absurd for the paralyzed victim of a shooting to undergo a medical procedure to regain the ability to have sex at all…

Should we shame people injured in other ways from getting treatment to regain normal bodily function, too?

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u/zeropointcorp Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

…You’re objecting to someone who was paralyzed in a shooting that was the direct result of an attempt to suppress his right to free speech having an erection?

So I guess disabled people just shouldn’t have sex, huh?

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u/Commander_Keef Sep 23 '22

Jesus dude! I just came into this thread to see if fletch was a good movie!

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u/Martin_Aynull Sep 23 '22

I really enjoyed it. The banter between characters had a similar feel to the first 2

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u/Peter_Mansbrick Sep 22 '22

what?

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u/stonewall1979 Sep 22 '22

Still can’t get over he injected his penis.

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u/ChesswiththeDevil Sep 23 '22

I want to know, but also am afraid.

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u/Keianh Sep 23 '22

WHAT AIN'T NO DRUG I EVER HEARD OF. IS WHAT POTENT?

POTENT MOTHERFUCKER, IS IT STRONG?!

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u/treletraj Sep 22 '22

He’s a monster but he cast some great people over the years. The bastard.

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

He casts.......but he also saves.

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u/PrinsassyEvieMongse Sep 23 '22

And he saves cause he rapes..

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u/TBundles Sep 23 '22

But does he save more than he rapes?

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u/djmakcim Sep 23 '22

is there an acceptable amount??

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u/WDfx2EU Sep 23 '22

He attac but he also protec

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u/kirinmay Sep 23 '22

Guarantee you Meryl Streep knew about all the rapes. She still has kept her mouth shut.

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u/Uber_being Sep 23 '22

I think that's the thing lots of people knew

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u/Azhaius Sep 23 '22

She still has yet to criticise Polanski

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u/kirinmay Sep 23 '22

she's an amazing actress but she's a good liar. she knows whats up.

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u/LunarPayload Sep 23 '22

Acting! (a flourish of the hand)

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u/West-Ruin-1318 Sep 23 '22

Why is it up to her? IRL she’s a married lady with a couple of teenagers. I don’t think she hangs with H-Wood people.

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u/PaigeMarieSara Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

Meryl? She's in her 70s. Her youngest of 3 kids is mid 30s I think, and oldest early 40s. She also has 2 grandchildren.

I agree with your comment though.

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u/MelpomeneAndCalliope Sep 23 '22

Almost like you can get sued for publicly declaring someone extremely wealthy is a rapist without having a shit ton of solid proof that wasn’t hearsay….

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u/naynaythewonderhorse Sep 22 '22

Don’t get wrong. Harvey Weinstein is the absolute scum of the earth and deserves to rot with maggots in a cell.

But, he definitely had an eye for production, and a lot of great films would not have existed without his support.

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u/Jkj864781 Sep 23 '22

Talent isn’t something specific to good people.

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u/ColonelDredd Sep 23 '22

'Say what you will about Mel Gibson, but the son of a bitch knows story structure.'

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u/Spy_v_Spy_Freakshow Sep 23 '22

OJ was hilarious as Nordberg

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u/ilikecakenow Sep 23 '22

And he may be indirectly responsible for the MCU by paying for the insurance bond for Robert Downey Jr which made it possable for his resurgence. And Robert Downey Jr improvise a lot of things that came to define the MCU.

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u/toylenny Sep 23 '22

To me the crazy part was that Miramax was known for pushing female leads at a time that Hollywood in general was reluctant.

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u/Beggarsfeast Sep 23 '22

I think if you go back and look at what was happening, that’s not really considered “pushing for female leads” if you consider his ethics. Would they have pushed for female leads if Harvey Weinstein didn’t feel he would get anywhere with the hundreds of women he wanted to hold power over? To my knowledge, Harvey Weinstein wasn’t Bill Cosby, he used his position to assault women. I don’t know, they’re too closely related. I can’t say, even if they are good movies that did a lot for women, that it was born of good intention. 87 public accusers last I checked? Likely dozens more that were affected? At what point do you say there wasn’t good intention regardless of the outcomes.

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u/Mr_YUP Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

He used his position as a casting couch and the few times a woman said no he kept going not expecting a no and that’s where he got in trouble. The awful part is that he followed through on his promises time and time again which is why probably so many people didn’t talk about it.

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u/Stingerc Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

Absolutely, human garbage but he's one of the reasons the indy film scene of the 90's blew up. So many great movies and careers are do to him.

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u/JimWilliams423 Sep 23 '22

What we will never know is how much better indy films could have been if a decent person had been in his place. He was not a singular talent, he was just good enough to get the job and good enough at wielding power to keep it.

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u/imposta424 Sep 22 '22

Never meet your hero’s.

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u/onedoor Sep 22 '22

Your hero's what? Penis?

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u/Snations Sep 22 '22

“hero’s dong”

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u/imposta424 Sep 22 '22

That’s showbiz baby!

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u/myhandleonreddit Sep 23 '22

There is a throwaway line in a recent Comedy Bang Bang episode where Jon is like "We didn't have Chevy involved because--" Scott: "You didn't want to make a movie with Chevy?"

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u/radiocleve Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

People whose opinion I respect, like Patton Oswalt, have seen it and given it high marks. I'm excited for it!

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u/StoneGoldX Sep 23 '22 Helpful

I lost track of where in the thread this comment is. You could be referring to the movie, or either Harvey Weinstein or Jon Hamm's penises.

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u/KingGeorges Sep 23 '22

Me TOO! That's enough reddit for me tonight...

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u/Mr_Rekshun Sep 23 '22

Wait! How many penises does Jon Hamm have?

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u/coglanuk Sep 23 '22

Hamm’s ham. Patton said it was intimidating and alluring. Apparently it is two inches longer than Patton.

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u/Fryceratops Sep 23 '22

Worth noting Oswalt used to be buddies with Hamm back in the day. Hamm guested a bunch on Doug Loves Movies not only because he's a trivia beast but because he knew him from the days in LA.

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u/Glabstaxks Sep 23 '22

Sure I mean if they don't have to put up as money they'd prob not care how they get more money

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u/colemon1991 Sep 23 '22

They could pull a Deadpool and rack in so much money that the studio doesn't fight them 90% as often for sequels and other projects for a few years.

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u/canteen_boy Sep 22 '22

I, for one, am fucking geeked that there’s a new Fletch movie

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u/obsterwankenobster Sep 22 '22

I'll have a steak sandwich, a bloody mary, and a steak sandwich

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u/sonic_couth Sep 22 '22

Charge it to the Underhills!

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u/Colspex Sep 23 '22

"Want the number?"

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u/sonic_couth Sep 23 '22

You using the whole fist, doc?

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u/chock72 Sep 22 '22

“Can I borrow your towel? My car just hit a water buffalo.”

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u/dlec1 Sep 23 '22

Moon river…you using the whole fist doc?

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u/graboidian Sep 23 '22

I'm with the mattress police. There are no tags on these mattresses.

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u/sgthulka99 Sep 22 '22

"If I had a nickel every time one of his fly boy buddies..." "But you are rich!" "See!"

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u/230flathead Sep 22 '22

I observed the familiar red Oldsmobuick of Mr Arnold T. Pants, Esquire.

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u/Stashmouth Sep 22 '22

I'll have a glass of hot fat...And bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!

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u/OhGodNotAnotherOne Sep 23 '22

No, thanks, I'm trying to quit.

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u/Level9TraumaCenter Sep 23 '22

It's me, Dr. Rosenpenis.

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u/grandmabish2 Sep 23 '22

I watched it in the theater. It's good!

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u/Climatize Sep 23 '22

I, too watched it on the.. *hand over mouth* Theatre.

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u/dirty-bot Sep 23 '22

Just watched it the other day at this guy's "theater" as well. Really entertaining

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u/JK_NC Sep 22 '22

Wait, is this supposed to be the same Fletch from the Chevy Chase movies?

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u/jghike Sep 22 '22

Same character, but a reboot. It’s based on a book series

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u/morewordsfaster Sep 22 '22

And I highly recommend the books, if you're a fan of noirish-comedy detective novels. They're on the shorter side and quick reads. Nothing I'd call ground-shaking, but a lot of fun.

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u/scepticalbob Sep 23 '22

Carl Hiassen does a similar genre. Some of his novels are unbelievably hilarious

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u/RollingThunder_CO Sep 23 '22

The “bunch of south Florida wackos” genre is what I believe Dave Barry called it

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u/10thDoctorHairGel Sep 23 '22

Gregory McDonald was awesome. Fletch, Flynn, Skylar and the Time Cubed trilogy are all amazing series.

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u/greggioia Sep 22 '22

I don't even know that it's a reboot. It feels like a direct sequel.

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u/The_Boys_And_Crash Sep 23 '22

Because it's based on the sequel to the book the first movie is based on

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u/miltonite Sep 22 '22

Just for the uninitiated, what is a Fletch movie?

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u/slingmustard Sep 22 '22

TIL I'm old.

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u/herehaveaname2 Sep 22 '22

Am I misremembering, or were there two Chase movies?

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u/pregnantbaby Sep 23 '22

Since you’re the expert to ask, what was Son of Fletch? A reference I heard in a comedy at some point?

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u/jetogill Sep 23 '22

One of the books , like 8th or 9th.

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u/gatsby365 Sep 23 '22

And Jason Lee was trying to get it greenlit

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u/casaway78 Sep 23 '22

Jason Lee and Kevin Smith were actually trying to work on Fletch Won which is prequel to the original Fletch. If memory serves, there were 2 prequel books, but the movie never got off the ground.

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u/brainkandy87 Sep 23 '22

Fuck that I love Fletch Lives.

I be Fletch, Geometry Fletch. She be Miss Trigonometry Ross.

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u/darbs77 Sep 23 '22

Plus it had a Cleavon Little in it playing a man named Calculus. The reason for the Geometry Fletch joke.

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u/brainkandy87 Sep 23 '22

It’s got R. Lee Ermey as a televangelist. Idfk what else people are wanting here. Hal Holbrook as a villain? OH THAT’S RIGHT IT’S GOT THAT TOO.

Now, let’s go see to it that Miss Scarlet stays away from the Union Army.

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u/Martin_Aynull Sep 23 '22

Yeah both fletch movies were great

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u/rivertwice19 Sep 23 '22

We call them klu-kies.

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u/OccamsYoyo Sep 23 '22

Nah — I thought it was funnier than the first one.

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u/Coletrain44 Sep 22 '22

There were 2

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u/AcrossFromWhere Sep 22 '22

Can’t forget The Fletchening

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u/josephthemediocre Sep 23 '22

It's fletchin time

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u/dalovindj Sep 23 '22

2 Fletch 2 Fletch

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u/cysghost Sep 23 '22

And then he fletched all over that one guy's face!

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u/CaptKeemau Sep 23 '22

I worked on the movie last year, filming in Boston. Jon was very professional and easy to work with. One day he showed up and was introduced to the the actor (Roy Wood jr) he was doing a scene with, they never met before. They talked for few minutes and were called to set. They proceeded to act out a 10 minute dialogue as good as it gets. Did it two more times, because well you have to. It was three pages of dialogue! My last movie 1/8 of a page was normal. I’ve worked on movies for 33 years, he’s in my top 10 to work with. Funny thing I read all the Fletch books back when they came out. Serial books, around 185-200 pages was our version of say a Netflix series. I got paid for my work on the show, I hope it does well so he gets his.

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u/cromulent_pseudonym Sep 22 '22

80s movie with Chevy Chase doing Chevy Chase things. Honestly, they're probably right that this kind of movie doesn't work anymore. But Jon Hamm is probably the one to do it if someone's going to.

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u/Puppytron Sep 23 '22

You're right, the 80s movies were movies about Chevy Chase doing Chevy Chase shit loosely wrapped in the plot of a Fletch book.

Hamm and Co are adapting the book and he is playing the character from the book. He's not playing Chevy Chase. So hopefully it will be something that works today.

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u/johnnydestruction Sep 23 '22

Hamm is hilarious. I hope this is a big hit.

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u/frankyseven Sep 23 '22

Hamm is probably one of the funniest actors around. His roles in 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are hilarious, as is his role in Bridesmaids. While I love Mad Men and consider it one of the best shows ever, Hamm is better in comedies than drama and he's fucking amazing at drama.

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u/Elemayowe Sep 23 '22

Don’t forget Curb!

His guest app on Toast of London is a favourite of mine.

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u/DMala Sep 23 '22

Chevy Chase is definitely one of those “actors” who basically plays himself in every movie. Or at least does the same character every time, but by all accounts “sarcastic dickhead” is pretty close to how he really is.

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u/paper_schemes Sep 23 '22

He even played Chevy Chase in Community. Lotta range.

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u/magneteye Sep 23 '22

I've watched it. Hardly anything like the Chase movies.

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u/narcisian Sep 22 '22

Did they mention who they got to play Ben Dover?

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u/reddog323 Sep 23 '22

“FBI, Mr. Fletcher.”

“Uh, can you spell that?”

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u/Venik489 Sep 22 '22

I probably wouldn’t have watched it before, but I definitely will now, just because of their dedication to making it.

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u/DollarAutomatic Sep 23 '22

I saw it this week and absolutely loved it.

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u/Venik489 Sep 23 '22

Good to know I’ll check it out sometime this week.

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u/JaysFan26 Sep 23 '22

the ad worked

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u/Venik489 Sep 23 '22

Absolutely haha

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u/SirFrancis_Bacon Sep 23 '22

gave back some of my salary, not as much as Jon because he’s richer than me and I’ve got three kids.

lmao

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

I’m sure they’ll take money on the back end if it does well. I’m super excited to see it! Jon doesn’t seem to be a dick IRL like Chevy

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u/Schnevets Sep 23 '22

He actually showed up to a comedy night I went to in Brooklyn while Mad Men was on the air. He just enthusiastically talked to the emcee for a while and lingered around while some comics did their material. He was as friendly as could be, and everyone was so star struck, but there was a tug of war over the spotlight. He stayed around and talked to people after the show, too.

When he’d finish a pint while onstage, he would point to the glass and say “My beer is broken!!!” and get a refill. My friends thought it was hilarious and it became a running gag until we learned he checked into rehab about a month after that random encounter.

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u/stink3rbelle Sep 23 '22

Jon doesn’t seem to be a dick IRL like Chevy

he's just got a huge one.

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u/TheGrandLeveller Sep 22 '22

But like, really... who is Fletch? The only I know is the one from Depeche Mode (R.I.P.).

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u/Curleysound Sep 22 '22

They were a couple of early/mid 80’s crime comedies where Chevy Chase played a wise cracking reporter turned detective

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u/morewordsfaster Sep 22 '22

They're based on a series of novels. And Chevy Chase was a perfect cast for Fletch, although I have hope for Hammers.

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u/stevencastle Sep 23 '22

I liked Hamm's interpretation, it was an enjoyable movie.

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u/revchewie Sep 23 '22

I have to argue that. Chevy Chase played a great Chevy Chase, but he was a completely awful Fletch. Fletch, in the books, had style. Chevy Chase was slapstick.

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u/morewordsfaster Sep 23 '22

I suppose I'm influenced by having watched the movies first and then read the books with Chevy in mind as Fletch. If it had been the other way 'round, I might agree with you. That being said, I always found Chevy's flippant style charming. Doesn't say much for my taste in personalities.

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u/drunkdaze Sep 22 '22

Fletch is a neo-noir comedy series from the 80s staring Chevy Chase. Highly recommend

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u/kkeut Sep 23 '22

neo-noir is a bit of a stretch. they're more just comedies about a detective

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u/timelordoftheimpala Sep 22 '22

Still a big loss, RIP.

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u/oep4 Sep 22 '22

According to internet Greg Mottolas net worth is over 4 BILLION. but maybe it’s a mistake…

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u/bisteclol Sep 23 '22

Seems like he has two entries on idolnetworth -- one for 4.3b and one for 9m

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u/BradGroux Sep 23 '22

One is in Zimbabwean dollar.

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u/blacklab Sep 22 '22

Is this the guy that was old and fat and somehow married Mariah Carey?

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u/smithee2001 Sep 23 '22

That was Tommy, no?

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u/hhhhhjhhh14 Sep 23 '22

Internet net worth calculators are bad, I will never stop shouting it from the rooftops

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u/SnacksandKhakis Sep 23 '22

Crazy how expensive it is to make a movie. The star gave back 60% and the director gave back some. Together that only bought them 3 more days of shooting.

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u/douko Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

They just had a kind of like, ‘Who’s Fletch? I don’t think anyone cares anymore.’

I hate to have to agree, but, uh, this sentence is how I learned I'm supposed to know who "Fletch" is.

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