5.0/10
3,260
27 user 10 critic

Burglar (1987)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 20 March 1987 (USA)
Trailer
1:30 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novels), (screenplay) (as Joseph Loeb III) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fatal Beauty (1987)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics police officer with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of "Fatal Beauty"... See full summary »

Director: Tom Holland
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Elliott, Rubén Blades
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a coded message from an unknown source. After decoding the message, Terry becomes... See full summary »

Director: Penny Marshall
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Collins, John Wood
Clara's Heart (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan
The Associate (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A comedy about making it on Wall Street. Prejudices are hard to break and Laurel Ayres quickly learns that in order for people to take her seriously she has to work for an older white man or be one.

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Stars: Jim Belushi, Jim Mapp, John Waters
The Telephone (1988)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A crazy out of work actress, Vashti Blue, spends all her time in her small apartment with her pet owl and her telephone, which she uses to try and solve all her problems with life.

Director: Rip Torn
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Severn Darden, Elliott Gould
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith
Eddie (1996)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina
Sarafina! (1992)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

South African teenagers fight against apartheid in the Soweto Uprising.

Director: Darrell Roodt
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Leleti Khumalo, Miriam Makeba
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly ... See full summary »

Director: Jessie Nelson
Stars: Ray Liotta, Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Majorino
Citizen (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This film follows a group of anonymous young people on an apparently random journey through a disjointed San Francisco cityscape. Along their travels they encounter a succession of madmen ... See full summary »

Director: William Farley
Stars: Stoney Burke, Whoopi Goldberg, Darryl Henriques
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The sisters come back to Delores's show to get her back as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of students in their parochial school which is doomed for closure. One of the girls... See full summary »

Director: Bill Duke
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Ray Kirschman
...
Dr. Cynthia Sheldrake
...
Carson Verrill
...
Detective Todras (as Anne DeSalvo)
...
Detective Nyswander
...
Frankie
...
K.E. Graybow
Larry Mintz ...
Vincent 'Knobby' DiCarno
Raye Birk ...
The Jogger
Eric Poppick ...
Deliveryman
...
Man in Cadillac
Thom Bray ...
Shoplifter in Bookstore
Nathan Davis ...
Mr. Paggif
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A first rate comedy about a second story woman.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Burglar - Die diebische Elster  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$16,337,355 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Whoopi Goldberg wears blue contact lenses. 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

Vincent 'Knobby' DiCarno: What'll it be?
Carl Hefler: [walking up to the bar] Package delivery.
Vincent 'Knobby' DiCarno: For who?
Carl Hefler: It just says "Mayday".
Vincent 'Knobby' DiCarno: Here I'll take it.
Carl Hefler: Ya gotta sign for it.
[passing a clipboard]
Vincent 'Knobby' DiCarno: [signs and returns clipboard]
Carl Hefler: [reading signature] Kay-no-bee... K-noby! Is that like in Star Wars?
Vincent 'Knobby' DiCarno: No idiot, it's "Knobby".
[...]
See more »

Connections

References The Secret Squirrel Show (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm the Burglar
Performed by Sly Stone
Written by The Distance, Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg
Produced by Bernard Edwards
Courtesy of A&M Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Movie from the1980's
13 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I believe most of the people who claim they did not like this movie, were over thinking it. This is a funny, well done movie. It mixes a lot of great work, especially from "Bobcat", my favorite is his delivery in the Mayday bar, this movie is so 80's. Maybe it rubs some wrong, but if you were an adult in the late 1980's, this movie would be a real treat. Unfortunately many of the jokes are for Americans and our culture; I can understand it not working for other English speakers, such as Canadians, etc. A lot of slang, and *#@! ^& etc. I almost forgot the most offensive part of the movie for those politically correct tobacco Nazis. Almost everyone including Whoopi is shown smoking, and smoking and enjoying it!!! That's right kids it was a widely practiced social interaction between people especially the opposite sex. Just look at it as a time travel back to the 1980's, sex, drugs and rock and road were still alive and well, big hair, and all the rest. You either love it or hate it.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Funny quotes jfw3
blue contacts? nizzy79
Wheres the widescreen DVD? 80s_was_better
Need help on a song in the movie bradburton2727
Time Out For The Burglar by the Jacksons bradburton2727
Bruce Willis As The Burglar ! mrsamburgess
Discuss Burglar (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?