Set-Up: Fletch, played by Chevy Chase, is being pursued by the police and in his effort to get away he jumps into and begins to drive a car that a teenager is in the process of stealing.
Line(s): Teenager: Are you a cop?
Fletch: As far as you know.
Teenager: Are you going to take me to jail for car theft?
Fletch: Why? Did you steal the car?
Teenager: I sure did.
Fletch: Well, I’m not even sure that’s a crime anymore. There’ve been a lot of changes in the law.
No deep thoughts here. I just thought my friends in blue would appreciate it. In fact, let’s add “Hug a cop, yeah I said it, go ahead, reach out, and hug the men in blue that are here today!” as another police reference from the movie.
This post is part of Scott Arney's series entitled, "Arney's Notable Quotables."