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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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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 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 »

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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Referenced in Calling Bobcat (2000) 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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Whoopi's Finest
5 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whoopi Goldberg? AND Bobcat Goldthwait? In the same movie?! Well, it's official - my wife owes me $50 - she swore that they were the same person!

All kidding aside, folks, this movie is a gem and I'm not sure how I'd overlooked it in the past. I recently got laid off so I have been spending a lot of time around the house doing my wife's Cosmo quizzes and drinking Colt 45. Needless to say, I have a lot of free time to watch movies.

So the other day, I walked down to the local video store, and fished around the used VHS bin to see if I could get a steal. I pulled out this movie, thought the cover looked hilarious, and thought I'd give it a try. For only 99 cents (without tax), what could I have to lose?

Folks, I would have gladly paid TWICE that amount! This film is truly Goldberg's finest work (and trust me, I love The View! Did I mention that I was laid off?!), and her on-screen chemistry with Goldthwait (Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, Hot to Trot) is brilliant. John Goodman (The Babe) adds some extra laughs, making this film a well-rounded comedic masterpiece to be appreciated by all. Why this film is so often ignored, I have no idea. Do yourselves a favor and grab a copy. You won't be "robbed" of a fun experience!


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