Fletch on VHS. Starring Chevy Chase, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Tim Matheson, Richard Libertini, Joe Don Baker. With M. Emmet Walsh, George Wendt, Geena Davis, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Based on the book by Gregory McDonald. Directed by Michael Ritchie. 1985.
From the box:
Meet the only guy who changes his identity more often than his underwear.
Chevy Chase is at his hilarious best in this suspense-packed comedy thriller based on Gregory McDonald’s best-seller. Irwin Fletch, a.k.a. Fletch is an investigative reporter who’s constantly changing his identity. While working on a drug exposé, Fletch attracts the attention of a strange businessman who wants to be killed so his wife will inherit more insurance. The wily Fletch senses a scam, and soon he’s up to his byline in frame-ups, murder, police corruption and forbidden romance. It’ll be the story of the year, if he can stay alive to meet his deadline!
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Slap Shot on VHS. Starring Paul Newman. With Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Jennifer Warren, Lindsay Crouse, M. Emmet Walsh, Jerry Houser, David Hanson, Steve Carlson, Jeff Carlson. Directed by George Roy Hill. 1977.
From the box:
This irreverent and outrageously funny look into the world of professional ice hockey has Paul Newman as the coach of the Chiefs, a third-rate minor league hockey team. To build up attendance at their games, management signs up three odd-looking players whose job it is to literally attack and demolish the opposition, to the delight and cheers of a steadily increasing throng of fans. Slap Shot‘s hockey sequences, reminiscent of the football games in MASH and The Longest Yard, offer a freewheeling mixture of slapstick humor and grisly physical violence.
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