Weekend at Bernies 1989 PG-13 CC

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Two minor executives, fearing that they will be blamed when they discover the body of their boss on a weekend visit to his beach house, pretend that he is still alive.

Starring:
Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman
Runtime:
1 hour, 39 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Ted Kotcheff
Starring Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman
Supporting actors Catherine Mary Stewart, Terry Kiser, Don Calfa, Catherine Parks, Eloise DeJoria, Gregory Salata, Louis Giambalvo, Ted Kotcheff, Margaret Hall, Timothy Perez, Mark Kenneth Smaltz, Anthony Mannino, Polly Segal, Robert L. Horen, Bruce Paul Barbour, Jason Woliner, Dan Cox, Steve Howard
Studio MGM
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

Still very funny movie.
Donald Edward Lousberg
Hadn't seen the movie in years - the wife had the idea to watch it again, laughed like it was the first time seeing it.
Axcess Internet
This is one of the movies you can watch over and over again, You laugh out loud and roar it is hilariously funny.
verda

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By C. A. Luster on June 10, 2004
Format: DVD
The cast is perfect and the sets, music, and all that went into this movie seem to meld to make a very funny movie. Andrew McCarthy as Larry Wilson and Jonathan Silverman as Richard Parker are a good match for co-workers at an insurance company. Larry the brown nosing party man and Richard the hard working nerd. When Richard discovers a two million dollar mistake in claims their boss Bernie invites them over for the weekend to discuss it. What happens after that is sick, demented, and funny. Any fan of "8 Heads in a Duffel Bag" and "The Whole Nine Yards" should enjoy it. This is one of those rare movies were seeing a dead person being lugged around, beat up, dropped, bareface ski, washed around in the tide, shot, strangled, and more is just plain outrageously funny.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By bc on June 25, 2003
Format: DVD
Boy, when I rented this movie, I had no idea whatsoever that it would be this funny.
When Larry (Andrew McCarthy) and Richard (Johnathan Silverman) uncover an embezzlement scam at their office, they report it to their boss, Bernie Lomax (Terry Kiser), expecting a promotion, not expecting that Bernie himself is the culprit. Bernie invites them to his beachhouse that weekend, planning to have them killed by a mafia hit man. But, the mafia bad guys have other plans, and they have him killed before Larry and Richard arrive. When they discover Bernie's dead, they at first want to tell the police, despite the fact that they may inadvertendly frame themselves. They soon decide to keep up the face the Bernie's still alive and kickin'.
Did I laugh? HELL YEAH!! WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S has got to be one of the funniest movies ever. It's hilarious to watch Larry and Richard desperately trying to make Bernie's corpse appear to still have a spark, like in the scene where they try to get on a boat with Bernie's body. How they make it appear that he's walking is hard to describe, and even harder not ot laugh at.
Another great scene, involving Bernie's girlfriend from NYC, who goes into a room where Bernie's body is waiting. She emerges from the room as a necropheiliac without even knowing Bernie was dead. This was somewhat overlooked by the critics, but it is worthy of positions held in the "greatest movies of all time list" by movies like VERTIGO or TITANIC, which aren't very good.
That's more than I can say for the sequel, WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S 2, but if you can laugh at things like a corpse jetskiing (so to speak), and I'm sure you can, than stop by BERNIE'S this WEEKEND. As I said above, it was the best WEEKEND of my life.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 22, 2003
Format: DVD
This movie is great.its so funny.I couldn't stop laughing.From the beginning of the movie to the end I was laughing.its funny because they are so stupid.Both of the boys are so funny and stupid in the movie.You will love this movie.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Doug DeBolt on February 8, 2002
Format: DVD
Terry Kiser is a blast to watch as "deadbeat" boss Bernie, whose former employees -- Jonathan Silverman and Andrew McCarthy -- find themselves dragging him with them for an entire weekend. Don Galfa also is a treat as the hitman who makes the unusual weekend possible.
The biggest problem here is that, in order to truly enjoy the movie, you have to buy into the premise that virtually everybody on the island is completely braindead: McCarthy, who has fun beating the dead man in cards; Silverman, who can't get past constantly lying to his love interest; Bernie's mistress, who still thinks he's alive AFTER a night of passion; and an island full of people, who somehow miss the odor of a rotting corpse in their midst.
Yes, this is a fun movie to watch. Just don't engage your brain or you'll miss out on the party.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 15, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I agree with the other guy who reviewed this movie. W@B is, if you actually are brave enough to watch it, one of the funniest movies you will ever see. Most people who like this film give all the credit to Terry Kiser, who plays the dead guy. Don't overlook Jonathan Silverman & Andrew McCarthy! As far as I'm concerned, McCarthy should have won an Oscar for his hilarious performance as a reprehensible, lazy fool. The two aforementioned actors play very well off each other and have an astonishing grasp for each other's timing (an essential element to any great comedy). So go ahead and watch this movie. It is truly a diamond in the rough.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RockCandy on May 8, 2006
Format: DVD
I am giving this 5 stars not because it is an Oscar-worthy masterpiece - it's not. Not because it is the most clever and witty film ever - it's not. This movie gets better with time. Or maybe it just stays the same. I don't know. It is a FUN, silly and whacked out 80s movie. I love it.

I love the opposites-attract chemistry between Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman... I love the sub-plot with Silverman and the girl that he keeps trying to win over... and I love that Terry Kiser managed to keep that smirk on his face for the entire movie.

This movie was in NO way meant to be taken seriously and they knew that. It is so ridiculous, that if you even try to take it seriously on any level it'll ruin it for you. Just sit back with some friends and have a good laugh. This is an awesome summer movie.

I love so many 80s comedies as it is, so I'm biased... This one is still one of my favorites though due to it's sheer silliness.
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