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Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 5 July 1989 (USA)
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Two losers try to pretend that their assassinated employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.

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Paulie, Vito's Hit Man
Catherine Parks ...
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
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Harris, Security Oficer
Anthony Mannino ...
Superintendant
Polly Segal ...
Woman in Elevator
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Storyline

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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Two morons. One corpse. And the plot thickens... See more »


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5 July 1989 (USA)  »

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Hot and Cold  »

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$30,218,387 (USA)
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This was considered as a possible vehicle for Corey Haim and Corey Feldman early in production, before deciding in making the leads older. See more »

Goofs

When Richard confronts Larry about throwing Bernie's body over the deck he is barefoot. When he subsequently goes to call the cops, he is wearing shoes. But then when he runs outside onto the deck and then the beach with Larry to retrieve Bernie, he is barefoot again. Once he and Larry bring him back inside of the house to vacuum sand off of him, his shoes are on once again. See more »

Quotes

Security Officer: Hot enough for ya, Larry?
Larry Wilson: No, Harris! Why don't you turn up the heat?
Security Officer: OK, I'll tell the engineer.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.109 (2014) See more »

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NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN
by Modest Mussorgsky
Arranged by Randy Waldman
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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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