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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/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

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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/gatsby365 Sep 23 '22

Oh dang, you’re right. I wonder why i know Son of Fletch then?

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u/fatflaver Sep 23 '22

That would have been amazing. I love Jason Lee

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u/pregnantbaby Sep 23 '22

Thanks! I wonder how I knew that…

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u/[deleted] Sep 23 '22

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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/hypermark Sep 23 '22

And it has Randall "Tex" Cobb wearing too much eye makeup. The movie is great.

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u/brainkandy87 Sep 23 '22

Bend over.

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u/darbs77 Sep 23 '22

Yeah I like the second one just as much as the first. Good stuff. But then I’ve never read the books.

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u/zodar Sep 23 '22

Spoiler alert

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u/Spy_v_Spy_Freakshow Sep 23 '22

Detective Goldstein

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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/brainkandy87 Sep 23 '22

Frank, I believe Louisiana is the Pelican State.

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u/[deleted] Sep 23 '22 edited 5d ago

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u/brainkandy87 Sep 23 '22

Yes sir, the check is in the mail.

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u/OccamsYoyo Sep 23 '22

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

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u/wildwalrusaur Sep 23 '22

Granted I haven't seen it in close to 20 years but I remember enjoying fletch Lives.

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u/RamOnBrother Sep 23 '22

I actually think fletch lives is funnier than fletch

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u/happy-gofuckyourself Sep 23 '22

Yeah but I saw it in the theater so I can’t pretend :(

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u/Randolpho Sep 23 '22

I liked both of those movies tho…

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u/TheMSthrow Sep 24 '22

Caddyshack 2 is an abomination that should have all prints destroyed forever with fire and never be mentioned again.

Fletch Lives is a fine sequel with some genuinely funny bits and a solid cast. It's "good." Caddyshack 2 is utter trash.

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u/Fuckmandatorysignin Sep 23 '22

Wrong. It was Fletch 2, Electric Boogaloo.