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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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The drop dead comedy of the year! 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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On the rooftop at Larry and Richard's workplace, Larry sits in an inflatable pool, takes his socks off, and throws them on the ground. The right sock moves, and disappears in one shot. See more »

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Larry Wilson: This is good for me.
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Spoofed in How I Met Your Mother: Knight Vision (2013) See more »

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Night on Bald Mountain
by Modest Mussorgsky
Arranged by Randy Waldman
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Uproariously funny black comedy.
28 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Hilarious, totally off the wall black comedy about two buddies (Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman) whose boss, Bernie, has been bumped off by gangsters but whose death goes unrecognized the entire weekend by his self-centered beach friends. Utterly tasteless, goofy, ridiculous, wonderfully funny movie with loads of quirky characters. Andrew McCarthy at his most charmingly loopy and Jonathan Silverman terrific as his straight arrow buddy. Great turn by Terry Kiser as Bernie, who will not go away or play dead. Ridiculous situations that are just plain fun to watch. A movie to remember with delight and to enjoy at a repeat viewing.


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