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Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

 -  Comedy  -  5 July 1989 (USA)
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A pair of losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, but the murderer is out to "finish him off."

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Paulie, Vito's Hit Man
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Tina, Vito's Girl
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Tawny (as Eloise Broady)
Gregory Salata ...
Marty, Vito's Assistant
Louis Giambalvo ...
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Jack Parker, Richard's Dad
Margaret Hall ...
Lomax's Secretary
Timothy Perez ...
Central Park Mugger
Mark Kenneth Smaltz ...
Harris, Security Oficer
Anthony Mannino ...
Superintendant
Polly Segal ...
Woman in Elevator
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Two young men are trying to make their way in a corporation. One on charm, the other on hard work. When they go to the president (Bernie) with a serious financial error on a printout, he pretends to be thrilled and invites them to his beach house for the weekend. He actually plans on having them killed. Bernie is also fooling around with the girlfriend of his mafia partner. When the partner has Bernie killed, the boys end up having to pretend Bernie is still alive as the frustrated hit man tries time and time again to complete the job. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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boss | weekend | beach | beach house | party | See more »

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Bernie Lomax would be the perfect host, except for one small problem: He's dead. See more »

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5 July 1989 (USA)  »

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$30,218,387 (USA)
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Richard suggest they go to Jones Beach with all the syringes. This is probably in reference to the infamous "Syringe Tide" in 1987-1988 when medical waste washed up on several beaches in New York/New Jersey, costing massive losses in tourist dollars. See more »

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When Larry and Richard first arrive at Bernie's beach house and talk to the lifeguard, there is no wooden walkway visible beside the house. At the end, a wooden walkway has appeared. See more »

Quotes

Larry Wilson: I have an idea!
Richard Parker: [shouting] What? What is it?
Larry Wilson: Lomax told whoever he was talking to not to kill us while he's around.
Richard Parker: Yes, but Bernie's dead. He's not around anymore.
Larry Wilson: Yeah. I know that. You know that. Nobody else knows that.
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NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN
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Hilarious
30 December 2001 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest films ever made. Sure, it's stupid, and it could never really happen, but it is hilarious. The 3 main actors are great, esp. Terry Kiser (Bernie). The boat scene is the best. Anyone with a sense of humor will love this movie.


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