Weekend at Bernie's (1989) - Plot Summary Poster

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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>
  • Richard and Larry are two best friends who discover that someone has been embezzling money from their company. When they inform their boss, Bernie Lomax, he is so apparently pleased that he invites then to his beach house for a weekend of fun and leisure and women. But once they arrive, they discover him dead! Richard wants to do the right thing and inform the authorities as quickly as possible, but Larry is determined to still try and have a weekend of fun and leisure and women.

    - Written by JamaicaSugar
  • Two friends are invited for a weekend to a luxury island with their boss. The boss gets assassinated and nobody seems to notice, except for the two friends. In order not to become suspects of murder they treat the body as a puppet and make people believe he's still alive. The killer wants to do his job so when he is informed that the stiff is still alive he's got to kill him again, and again, and again ...

    - Written by Ivo Kroone <ab2693@triton.heao.hsa.nl>
  • Richard Parker and Larry Wilson discover evidence of fraud at the insurance company they work for, and their boss, Bernie Lomax, rewards them with a stay at his luxurious island beach house. They arrive to find Bernie dead, and find out that he had been embezzling from the company and had hired a hitman to have them killed, but only after he had left the island. Now to stay alive, Richard and Larry must convince the unknown killer that Bernie is alive also.

    - Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>
  • Larry and Richard, best buddies, work for the company of Bernie Lomax and one fine summer day accidentally find out that someone in the company betrays it and steals money from it. Hoping for promotion the two guys immediately report about this to their boss. Little do they know that it's the boss himself who steals from his own company. Pretending that he is proud of them Bernie invites Larry and Richard to spend the weekend at his splendid vacation house on the beach. Larry and Richard of course agree and while the two are looking forward to a weekend full of parties and girls, Bernie asks a mafia boss and a buddy of his to kill his two employers so that nobody gets to know what they found out. Instead it is Bernie who gets killed and when Larry and Richard finally arrive at their boss's vacation house they find Bernie dead. Not knowing how to deal with the situation, the two friends have the effort to pretend that their boss is still alive, which brings them into comic situations. And then there's still the killer who wants to shoot them, many party guests and of course the police.

    - Written by Smoothhoney1265
  • Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.

    - Written by <skypilot@ptd.net>


Larry Wilson (McCarthy) and Richard Parker (Silverman) are two low-level financial employees at an insurance corporation in New York City...

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