A Synopsis of the Movie Fletch

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"Fletch" The movie "Fletch", staring Chevy Chase, is a movie about an investigating reporter for a Los Angeles newspaper, Erwin Fletcher "Fletch", loitering around a beach in attempt to pass as a beach junkie with the intention of getting to the bottom of the drug trade and attempting to figure out who is behind the whole thing. While "working" the beaches, Fletch runs into a businessman who asks him to murder him so his wife will inherit the life insurance policy. Fletch, being the investigative reporter senses something fishy and does what he does best, investigates the situation. Along the way, Fletch commits many illegal acts and crimes in attempt to get to the bottom of the situation. Although his intentions are good, Fletch gets …show more content…

Although the police officers had committed a crime themselves, by using unnecessary force during the arrest, Fletch could have still been arrested for obstruction of justice. He could have also been held on charges of destruction of government property, by throwing a rock at the police cars window, breaking the back windshield in the process. In the courts, I personally do not think Fletch would be successfully charged with Obstruction of Justice, due to the fact that the defense could argue no justice was being served, therefore no obstruction could have been committed. As for damaging property, Fletch would probably be found guilty of such crime. After Fletch finds out whom Alan Stanwyck's realtor is, he is destined to get inside to take a look at Stanwyck's file. In order to do so, Fletch had to yet again, commit multiple crimes. To get inside, Fletch had to hop the fence, and in order to get around the guard dog, climb the trees, onto the roof and eventually breaking into the window. Once inside, Fletch took a picture of the private file to use as evidence later. In this short scene Fletch committed breaking and entering, trespassing and stealing. According to Section 221.1 of the Model Penal Code, burglary is defined as illegally entering a building or occupied structure, with the purpose of committing a crime therein. Since Fletch entered this building without permission, with intention of stealing Stanwyck's file, he should be charged with