Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a burglar by trade, and she runs a bookstore as well. Her friend Carl Hefler is a dog groomer. After a successful burglary, it's discovered that a dead body was in the house she burgled. As she's the only one who can be placed at the scene of the crime, she has to use her criminal skills to clear her name of the murder AND avoid getting charged with the burglary. Written by
A first rate comedy about a second story woman.
Did You Know?
was originally offered the role of Bernie (before the character was changed to a woman in the screenplay). See more
When Bernice disables the alarm, she has to remove two screws securing the panel cover. While she unscrews the lower one, we can clearly see that the upper screw sticks out of the panel as if it had already been unscrewed. However, the next thing we can see is the upper screw still unscrewed in the panel. See more
Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr
[Bernice enters the apartment and the alarm sounds
That's right, bitch, don't tell me about the alarm.
References Star Wars
"I'm the Burglar"
Performed by Sly Stone
Written by The Distance
, Tom Kelly
and Billy Steinberg
Produced by Bernard Edwards
Courtesy of A&M Records See more