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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.

Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Writer:

Robert Klane
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew McCarthy ... Larry Wilson
Jonathan Silverman ... Richard Parker
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Gwen Saunders
Terry Kiser ... Bernie Lomax
Don Calfa ... Paulie, Vito's Hit Man
Catherine Parks ... Tina, Vito's Girl
Eloise DeJoria ... Tawny (as Eloise Broady)
Gregory Salata Gregory Salata ... Marty, Vito's Assistant
Louis Giambalvo ... Vito
Ted Kotcheff ... Jack Parker, Richard's Dad
Margaret Hall Margaret Hall ... Lomax's Secretary
Timothy Perez Timothy Perez ... Central Park Mugger
Mark Kenneth Smaltz ... Harris, Security Oficer
Anthony Mannino Anthony Mannino ... Superintendant
Polly Segal Polly Segal ... Woman in Elevator
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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hot and Cold See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$30,218,387
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gladden Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After Richard knocks out the man that Bernie fired, he informs Larry "You can come out now Rambo." First Blood (1982), the first Rambo movie, was also directed by Ted Kotcheff. The gardener in the film (George Kee Cheung) wears a costume similar to the one in Rambo: First Blood Part II; he was the film's villain. See more »

Goofs

When Gwen and Richard are lying on the beach kissing, a wave washes up and wets Gwen's hair. When she sits up, her hair and clothes are dry. See more »

Quotes

Larry Wilson: [at the office on a hot Sunday] Let's go to the beach.
Richard Parker: No.
Larry Wilson: We're gonna be here our whole lives.
Richard Parker: Yeah, I'm afraid so.
Larry Wilson: [grabs Richard's papers] I'm going to the beach.
Richard Parker: What are you doing-What are you doing? Gimme those papers.
Larry Wilson: These papers are going to the beach!
Richard Parker: We are not going to the beach.
Larry Wilson: Want these? They're coming to the beach.
Richard Parker: [mumbles] Yes, we're going to the beach.
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Alternate Versions

Much of the explicit language was toned down for the UK DVD released 2001. Overdubs from the original actors were used to make the movie more "family friendly". See more »


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Night on Bald Mountain
by Modest Mussorgsky
Arranged by Randy Waldman
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Die Laughing
26 May 2002 | by latinothunder7See all my reviews

This movie is great from start to finish. The characters are well developed and Andrew McCarthy(The Joy Luck Club) and Jonathan Silverman(The Single Guy) play wonderfully off of each other. The Dialogue was better then that of any modern made comedy I have seen. This is a dark comedy but for the family which is something I have never seen done before. This movie is unique and over the head of anyone who didn't like it.


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