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Burglar (1987)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  20 March 1987 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Dr. Cynthia Sheldrake
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Carson Verrill
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Detective Todras (as Anne DeSalvo)
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Frankie
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Vincent 'Knobby' DiCarno
Raye Birk ...
The Jogger
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Man in Cadillac
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Shoplifter in Bookstore
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Mr. Paggif
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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 Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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A first rate comedy about a second story woman.

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Comedy | Crime

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20 March 1987 (USA)  »

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A Ladrona  »

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$16,337,355 (USA)
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Trivia

Based on the book "The Burglar in The Closet". See more »

Goofs

In the scene when She enters the apartment three cigarette tab ends can be seen in the ash tray yet after she breaks out the closet and surveys the room only two are shown. See more »

Quotes

Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr: [Bernice enters the apartment and the alarm sounds] That's right, bitch, don't tell me about the alarm.
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Some Other Guy
Performed by The Smithereens
Produced by Bernard Edwards
Originally Produced by Alan Betrock
Written by Pat DiNizio
Courtesy of Enigma Records
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Very funny
28 January 2006 | by (Rhode Island) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised the reviews for this movie are so negative. I found it to be very funny. Bob Goldthwait plays, well, himself in two scenes that literally had me on the floor.

It may not be a masterpiece, but the characters are all played well and the storyline is serviceable. Goldberg carries the movie well enough and has good support from everyone else, but really, Goldthwait steals the movie with his scenes.

There is a chase scene that's rather underwhelming, but after the chase scenes in the Matrix Reloaded and Terminator 3, almost everything is. Aside from that, the directing is solid.

I enjoyed this movie and continue to enjoy with successive watchings. Keep an eye out in discount bins and you can score this movie for four bucks. I think it's worth it.


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