Fletch is one of those movies I can watch over and over and over again. There are so many great scenes in the movie, and one of my favorite scenes is when Fletch crashes Fred “The Dorf” Dorfman’s party and proceeds to talk about Fred’s battle with syphilis, his wife, Marge’s time at Trembling Hills getting over her alcohol and sedatives addictions, and how everyone in the crowd needs to reach out and hug a cop. Within this scene, there are so many minute details that make it so great. One of our favorite moments from the scene is when Fletch jumps up on stage and yanks the microphone away from “Sammie” and says, “Sammie, you’re not gonna sing for us, are you?” Even though Sammie has no idea who Fletch is, he instinctively smiles and shakes his head no. Too funny!
Enjoy this look back at the “Hug a Cop” scene from Fletch from 1985!