In 1985, my best friend and I saw Fletch at least ten times in the movie theaters because there were so many hilarious scenes, and we wanted to make sure we saw/remembered them all. We’ve featured a number of those scenes on the site already, and today, we’re featuring the famous police chase scene where Fletch jumps into a convertible that a hapless teenager is trying to steal. What ensues is an awesome police chase complimented with a barrage of one-liners from Fletch.
Fun fact: If the guy trying to steal the car looks familiar, it’s because he played Jim-Bob Walton on The Waltons from 1972-1981. His real name is David W. Harper, and the character he played in Fletch was named… David Harper.
Enjoy this look back at the police chase scene from 1985’s Fletch featuring Chevy Chase and David W. Harper.