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PART 1 - BEGINING (1) to FLETCH SENDS
GILLET PACKING AND FALLS ASLEEP(47)
PART 2 - FLETCH GETS THE CALL (48) to...ZIP A DEE DOO DAH (55)
PART 3 - FLETCH SEES HIS BELLE ISLE (56) to FLETCH MEETS CALCULUS (67)
PART 4 - FLETCH SIGNS FOR BELLE ISLE (68) to FLETCH "BEN"DS OVER (77)
PART 5 - CALL ME HAM (78) to AN INTERUPTION FROM THE KLAN (91)
PART 6 - WHAT CAN I DO TO YOU...FOR YOU? (92) to BUGBUSTERS (110)
PART 7 - CALCULUS' SHACK (111) to THE 4,323rd TELEVISION MINISTRY (130)
PART 8 - IRWIN, COME ON DOWN (131) to...
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56 INT. PLANE - MED. SHORT - FLETCH
HE wakes as the plane hits the runway.
You made it, Mr. Notre Dame.
57 EXT. THIBODAUX AIRPORT - THE TARMAC - DAY
Waiting for Fletch is the lovely, stylish Amanda Ray Ross. Fletch, carrying a briefcase, is pleasantly surprised as he meets her by a cyclone fence where passengers disembark from his 727.
I'm Amanda Ray Ross.
Fletch is pleasantly surprised and slightly dumbfounded.
I spoke to you on the phone.
(surprised to be met)
Yes. That was you? Well, Thanks for meeting me.
Do you have luggage?
Just one piece.
(holds up claim ticket)
58 EXT. AIRPORT - TIGHT ON A HAND
ripping the claim ticket from the trunk in the rear of Amanda Ray's car.
CAMERA WIDEN as car drives away.
Strapped to the trunk are skies, a tennis racket, and a stereo.
Your first trip South?
Yep. Except for that time with Sherman.
Planning to stay long?
Just until there is no more injustice in the world.
59 EXT. AMANDA RAY'S BMW CONVERTABLE - RUN BY - DAY
They drive on a freeway over the bayou.
60 INT. CAR - FULL SHOT
Fletch checking the scenery.
Are we heading to Belle Isle?
You must be dying to see it, Mr. Fletcher.
Call me Fletch.
Did you know that Belle Isle is one of the homes
in the area with major historical significance?
It is a designated landmark.
That's an extra added bonus.
61 - POV MOVING PAST GLORIOUS ANTEBELLUM MANSIONS
AMANDA RAY (V.O.)
I'm on the board of the "Pontchartrain
Society". We helped to preserve and restore
some of these lovely mansions.
That's nice, too.
62 INT. CAR
Amanda Ray turns the car off the main road. Fletch peers through the windshield. He begins singing "Zip A Dee Doo Dah".
Now, your house is not quite as grand as some of
the others in the neighborhood.
Doesn't matter. It's the thought
that counts. Eighty acres, eh?
63 HIS POV
The oaks from his dream are right, but the foliage is thick and untrimmed. Suddenly up ahead Fletch sees a mansion that has truly fallen apart. The gardens are overgrown.
64 INT. CAR
You aunt tried to keep things in
their natural state.
Ever brush her hair?
65 FULL SHOT - CAR - DAY
The car pulls to the front of the old house and stops. Fletch gets out and looks around. She joins him.
I hope you're not disappointed.
Oh no. Not at all. With a little paint, some
Miracle Gro and some dynamite you could turn this
into a nice parking lot.
Surely you can see some possibilities here.
He walks up the steps and a board collapses.
66 NEW ANGLE - HOUSE
As Fletch picks himself up, a black MAN appears from the corner of the house. He seems to belong to another century.
I was aimin' to fix that today. How do
you do? I be Calculus Entterby. You be
Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher?
I be Fletch...Geometry Fletch. She be...
Miss Trigonomery Ross.
Pleased. I'm sure. Your aunt told me
you'd be taking over the place. I'm
extending my condolations.
Right. You work here?
(unloading Fletch's trunk)
Your aunt and I, we had an arrangement
that goes way back and I was hoping we
could make an extenuation of it. You see
our families go back for hundreds of years.
Your great-grandparents owned my great-
grandparents...That's how it started.
(not buying this)
You ever hear of the Emancipation Proclamation?
(scratching his head)
I heard something about it, bit I don't recall
exactly. It didn't get too much publicity around
67 INT. BELLE ISLE
Leaving the trunk outside, they enter and survey the place. Fletch leans on something which collapses under him.
Is there any electricity...or
No cable TV, I guess.
If I'd known you was coming, I'd have
straightened up a bit and stocked a
You mean there's no food?
Want a lift into town?
What...and leave my estate unattended.
It's not yours until you sign some documents.
I can make you some dinner to ease the culture shock.
That sounds great.
Should I be doing anything?
(thinking it over)
Not really. While I'm gone into town, I want
you to make sure the cotton gets picked, help miss
Scarlet into her corset, and don't let the Union
Army through the gate.
(pleased as punch)
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