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Burglar (1987)

R  |   |  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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Ray Kirschman
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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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Detective Nyswander
Elizabeth Ruscio ...
Frankie
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K.E. Graybow
Larry Mintz ...
Vincent 'Knobby' DiCarno
Raye Birk ...
The Jogger
Eric Poppick ...
Deliveryman
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Man in Cadillac
Thom Bray ...
Shoplifter in Bookstore
Nathan Davis ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

A Ladrona  »

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$16,337,355 (USA)
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Trivia

Bruce Willis was originally offered the role of Bernie (before the character was changed to a woman in the screenplay). 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

Carl Hefler: Cause I'm a black man in a white man's world...
Det. Nyswander: Uhh, Mr. Hefler, you're caucasian...
Carl Hefler: Beautiful! Hold THAT against me too!
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Time Out for the Burglar
Performed by The Jacksons
Produced by Bernard Edwards and The Jacksons
Written by Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson, Pamela Phillips Oland and The Distance
Courtesy of Epic Records
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A good B+ action comedy--the cast is better than the
15 October 2000 | by (Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Whoopi made three action comedies in the late 80's: Fatal Beauty, Jumping Jack Flash and this one. None of them are deathless cinema or comparable to her later stuff, but they are all better than their reviews would generally indicate. They usually get 1* reviews -- I would give them 2 to 2 1/2 (out of 5*), especially if you are a fan of Ms Goldberg. All three of these films are worthy of a couple of $ for a rental or sticking with through a late night rerun. With all three, it does take a first rate cast to bring some rather tired material to life, but there are a lot worse films getting a lot better reviews--check 'em out for yourself!


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