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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 murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Larry Wilson
... Richard Parker
... Gwen Saunders
... Bernie Lomax
... Paulie, Vito's Hit Man
... Tina, Vito's Girl
... Tawny (as Eloise Broady)
Gregory Salata ... Marty, Vito's Assistant
... Vito
... 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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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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Hot and Cold  »

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$30,218,387
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Richard suggests 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 Richard and Larry are on the roof Larry picks up the radio. He gets tar on it. A couple of minutes later when Richard comes over to explain the error, there is no tar on the radio. See more »

Quotes

Larry Wilson: Why are you shooting us? We're just friends of Bernie's.
Paulie, Vito's Hit Man: I hate... Bernie's friends!
[keeps shooting]
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Night on Bald Mountain
by Modest Mussorgsky
Arranged by Randy Waldman
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Hilarious
30 December 2001 | by 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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