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.
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Bernie Lomax would be the perfect host, except for one small thing. He's dead. [USA Theatrical]
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was asked to read the script to think about playing the part of Richard. When he read it, he loved the part of Larry, and got that instead. See more
On the rooftop at Larry and Richard's workplace, Larry sits in an inflatable pool. The tar is melting with the heat being an inflatable pool and being in direct contact, the rubber should melt too. See more
Why are you shooting us? We're just friends of Bernie's.
Paulie, Vito's Hit Man
I hate... Bernie's friends!
In the mid-1990s, an alternate edit of the film was released to tie in with the release of Weekend at Bernie's II
. Most significantly, the scene in which Richard interrupts Larry when he is having sex with the woman is trimmed, so that the woman does not appear. This makes the scene a little odd, as it's not obvious what Larry is doing in his room, and in total about 10 seconds of footage are cut. This was presumably changed to change the context of the sequel - the conclusion of Weekend at Bernie's II is dependent on Larry still being a virgin, and the original edit of the film strongly implied that he had been engaging in sexual activity. This version of the film now appears on the Region 1 DVD, but not on the R2. See more
Referenced in Maybe Tomorrow
Vissi D'Arte, Vissi D'Amore
by Giacomo Puccini
with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester
(as Munich Radio Orchestra),
(as Giuseppe Patane), Director
From the Album "PUCCINI ARIAS" (IMT 42167)
Appears Courtesy of CBS MASTERWORKS, Under license from CBS SPECIAL PRODUCTS See more