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?
While loosely based on the Burglar novels by Lawrence Block
, two of the principal characters underwent major changes: Bernard "Bernie" Rhodenbarr, a white male bookstore owner/burglar, became Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr as played by Whoopi Goldberg
; lesbian dog groomer Carolyn Kaiser, Bernie's best friend, became straight dog groomer Carl Heller and was portrayed by Bobcat Goldthwait
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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
Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr
[Bernice enters the apartment and the alarm sounds
That's right, bitch, don't tell me about the alarm.
Referenced in Calling Bobcat
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 See more