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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
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Frankie
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Vincent 'Knobby' DiCarno
Raye Birk ...
The Jogger
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Deliveryman
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Man in Cadillac
Thom Bray ...
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

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Cynthia Sheldrake: There is a DISTINCT difference between killing someone and fucking them!
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Written by The Distance, Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg
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Good Movie, perfect WG vehicle.
24 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie, actually I've enjoyed it a number of viewings. I purchased the DVD. Why did Whoopie stop making movies that were so much fun. I enjoyed the books for which the movie is based, and prefer a woman to a man as a cat burglar. The cast is wonderful, especially Leslie Ann Warren, she is a total hoot. I won't spoil the ending but it was really cool. The atmosphere while they are bar-hopping is so realistic, having been a bar-hopper in my youth in San Francisco. Why isn't Hollywood making these little sleeper hits anymore. Now its all big budget busts, or small artsy fartsy movies. How about a well played mystery without the "Big" named pretty boys and girls as stars. More movies like this and perhaps the box office slump will not stop slumping...


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