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
In the scene where she meets Graybow in his apartment she punches him in the nuts while he is holding a meat cleaver in his hands. They show the meat cleaver hit the floor, then his face of pain, then him dropping to the floor. If you look closely in the bottom left corner of the screen, you'll see the meat cleaver in his hands again. See more
Cause I'm a black man in a white man's world...
Uhh, Mr. Hefler, you're caucasian...
Beautiful! Hold THAT against me too!
Referenced in Calling Bobcat
Some Other Guy
Performed by The Smithereens
Produced by Bernard Edwards
Originally Produced by Alan Betrock
Written by Pat DiNizio
Courtesy of Enigma Records See more