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Burglar (1987) Poster

(1987)

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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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Bruce Willis was originally offered the role of Bernie (before the character was changed to a woman in the screenplay).
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In one of the bar scenes, WKRP in Cincinnati (1978) can be seen playing on a television in the background. Director Hugh Wilson was the creator of this series.
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Based on the book "The Burglar in The Closet".
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Michael Nesmith from the Monkees has a cameo as the taxi driver who takes home Bobcat Golthwaits character.
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Whoopi Goldberg wears blue contact lenses.
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