A retired cop blackmails ex burglar Bernice into paying him $20,000 - thus burgling. Paid to get a dentist's jewelry back from her ex's apartment, someone murders the ex and Bernice is a suspect. She investigates.

Director:

Hugh Wilson

Writers:

Lawrence Block (novels), Jeph Loeb (screenplay) (as Joseph Loeb III) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Bernice Rhodenbarr
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Carl Hefler
G.W. Bailey ... Ray Kirschman
Lesley Ann Warren ... Dr. Cynthia Sheldrake
James Handy ... Carson Verrill
Anne De Salvo ... Detective Todras (as Anne DeSalvo)
John Goodman ... Detective Nyswander
Elizabeth Ruscio ... Frankie
Vyto Ruginis ... K.E. Graybow
Larry Mintz Larry Mintz ... Vincent 'Knobby' DiCarno
Raye Birk ... The Jogger
Eric Poppick ... Deliveryman
Scott Lincoln ... Man in Cadillac
Thom Bray ... Shoplifter in Bookstore
Nathan Davis ... Mr. Paggif
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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>

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A first rate comedy about a second story woman.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In an interview Whoopi Goldberg explained how they changed the main character from a man to a woman: "We just took out all the sex!" 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

Carl Hefler: Did you know that policemen have the highest rate of suicide?
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: They'll Do It Every Time: Part Two (1992) See more »

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Touch Me (I Want Your Body)
Performed by Samantha Fox
Written by Mark Shreeve, Jon Astrop (as John Astrop) and Peter Harris (as Pete Q. Harris)
Courtesy of Jive Records
A Member of The Zomba Group of Companies
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OK
10 September 2003 | by john.foulksSee all my reviews

The movie is OK, a typical Whoppi Goldberg movie, with all the one liners, the humor, the good and bad guys bit; everything that goes into a comedy. What I really like about this motion picture is that they had Whoppi Goldberg wearing contact lenses (I think it was blue), I had to take a second look to see what is making Whoppi look so beautiful, I found out it was the contacts.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burglar See more »

Filming Locations:

Belvedere, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,509,754, 22 March 1987

Gross USA:

$16,337,355

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,337,355
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nelvana, Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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