Burglar (1987)

R   |    |  Comedy, Crime

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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.




  • Whoopi Goldberg and Bobcat Goldthwait in Burglar (1987)
  • Bobcat Goldthwait in Burglar (1987)
  • Whoopi Goldberg in Burglar (1987)
  • Whoopi Goldberg in Burglar (1987)
  • Whoopi Goldberg and Bobcat Goldthwait in Burglar (1987)
  • Whoopi Goldberg in Burglar (1987)

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24 December 2005 | glsilva
| Good Movie, perfect WG vehicle.
I really enjoyed this movie, actually I've enjoyed it a number of viewings. I purchased the DVD. Why did Whoopie stop making movies that were so much fun. I enjoyed the books for which the movie is based, and prefer a woman to a man as a cat burglar. The cast is wonderful, especially Leslie Ann Warren, she is a total hoot. I won't spoil the ending but it was really cool. The atmosphere while they are bar-hopping is so realistic, having been a bar-hopper in my youth in San Francisco. Why isn't Hollywood making these little sleeper hits anymore. Now its all big budget busts, or small artsy fartsy movies. How about a well played mystery without the "Big" named pretty boys and girls as stars. More movies like this and perhaps the box office slump will not stop slumping...

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Release Date:

20 March 1987



Country of Origin

Canada, USA

Filming Locations

Belvedere, California, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,509,754 22 March 1987

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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