Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

PG-13   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Crime


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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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  • Jonathan Silverman and Terry Kiser in Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
  • Terry Kiser in Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
  • Terry Kiser in Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
  • Andrew McCarthy in Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
  • Terry Kiser in Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
  • Jonathan Silverman in Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

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Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Writer:

Robert Klane

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Trivia

The house that was shown from the outside on the beach as Bernie's house was actually built at the south end of Ft. Fisher and was then demolished at the end of the movie.


Quotes

Richard Parker: Now all of this could be yours, Lar, if you set your goals and work hard.
Larry Wilson: My old man worked hard. All they did was give him more work. Ah!
Tawny: Bernie?
Tawny: Hi! Is Bernie around?
Larry Wilson: Hello. No, we haven't seen him, but we just got here. We're gonna be here all ...


Goofs

The unconscious guy in the closet puts his feet up so the door can be closed.


Alternate Versions

In the mid-1990s, an alternate edit of the film was released to tie in with the release of Weekend at Bernie's II (1993). 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.


Soundtracks

Hot and Cold
(End Title Song)
Written by
Andy Summers and Winston 'Pipe' Matthews
Published by ANDY SUMMERS, INC. d/b/a EVOKE MUSIC
Administered Worldwide by LISTEN ROOM MUSIC, INC. (BMI)
Produced by Richard Rudolph and Michael Sembello
Performed by Jermaine Stewart
JERMAINE STEWART Appears by Courtesy of VIRGIN RECORDS LIMITED and ARISTA RECORDS, INC.

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Adventure | Comedy | Crime

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