Random Trivia For This Title:
- The award banquet Fletch interrupts is in honor of Fred Dorfman. Fred Dorfman the name of Kent "Flounder" Dorfman's brother in Animal House, which was originally going to feature Chevy Chase as Eric "Otter" Stratton. Otter was eventually played by Tim Matheson, who also appears in this movie as Alan Stanwyk.
- When Mr. Underhill comes to collect the money for his lunch bill, Fletch searches for the time on his non watch-wearing wrist. This is a trademark of Chevy Chase.
- Harold Faltermeyer replaced Tom Scott as the film's composer. However, Scott's name is visible on the early poster releases for the movie as well as the trailer included on the DVD.
- Fletch tells beach drifter in one scene that he "feels like a hundred dollars". This line is also said by Ty Webb in Caddyshack, a role also played by Chevy Chase.
- Gregory McDonald, the author of the [Fletch novels], had casting approval over the film. He rejected both [?] Mick Jagger and Burt Reynolds before he decided on Chevy Chase for the lead.
- Irwin Fletcher's daydream of playing in the NBA was based partly on another "Earvin"; former L.A. Laker [?] Magic Johnson. In the movie's promotional poster, Fletch's team ID card bears the name "Magic Christian" (a reference to The Magic Christian, a 1969 Peter Sellers movie based on a [?] Terry Southern novel).
- When Fletch tells Frank that he is quitting, he says that he's going to try out for the Lakers, because, according to Fletch, "they need a good power forward". In 1985, the Lakers' Power Forward was James Worthy, who would go on to become a member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame.
- An original run of movie posters showing Fletch in his various disguises including one as a hockey player which never made the actual film.