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Muffy Tepperman
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You guys know it's a great summertime 80's pick!
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I actually love Richard's parent's time warp apartment.

I always wanted a house just like Bernie Lomax's!! I laughed because maybe I noticed before but didn't...."it's a Lichtenstein!" I knew I always loved that painting and i've become such a fan of his work in the last year it all dates back to my many viewings of WAB.

Larry's whole rigged devices to stand up Bernie....make him wave....Larry was so crafty.

Honestly the gags are cheesy but the slap stick works? doesn't it? I love the scene when Bernie gets buried and they have to vacuum him off....and that little kid and his profanity haha

Silverman and McCarthy make the movie so great so many viewings later for me.

Does anyone like Weekend at Bernies 2?

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This is the only movie in which I actually like Andrew McCarthy. Never been a big fan of him, but this movie is ace.

I didn't even know there was a sequel?

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Another very good one. The best highlights are Bernie "waterskiing" and Paulie the asssassin getting, shall we say, a kick out of him while trying to catch up to our heroes.
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Similar to TKO.. "Weekend At Bernie's" is one of the few movies that I like Andrew McCarty's character. You have to give credit to Terry Kiser as Bernie Lomax for taking this movie to a different level of laughs.

Muffy.. the apartment scene when Richard's dad comes in the room is one of my favorite moments in the movie.

Another good flick with Catherine Mary Stewart!

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I totally think she was so beautiful in this movie! that dress in the date scene? she was a total 80's babe.

I've always liked McCarthy but I know where you guys are coming from Larry was hilarious and great!

I was gonna write on here last night and forgot that I always loved the song in the end credits "Hot and Cold" I always sing it....."some never know....wooo wooo" Didn't find out til yesterday it's Jermaine Stewart I had no idea!!

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Andrew normally seems quite uptight in movies, in this he's clearly having an absolute blast.

Catherine Mary was very lucky; she never became a household name but she managed to be in a few stone-cold classics.

Love 'Weekend at Bernies'. I remember being mocked mercilessly for saying that back in the 90's. But I felt no shame whatsoever! It's a silly, fun, funny movie.

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logan5.. I think you are right.. the reason I like Andrew McCarthy in "Weekend At Bernie's" is the fact he appears to be having an blast in it.

Such a fun movie..

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what kind of a guy invites you to his house for the weekend and then dies on you?
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One of very few movies in which I think the sequel is just as funny as the 1st movie. Both excellent films.
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One of very few movies in which I think the sequel is just as funny as the 1st movie. Both excellent films.
Hated the sequel. What am I missing?!
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I love this movie! I think it has the Grow-On-You appeal because when I saw it in the theater the first time I didnt think it was THAT great and then after watching it on home video and TV I just fell in love.

Like someone else said , never have was Andrew McCarthy more appealing (maybe were finding out a little too late he was better suited for CVomedy and not Drama?) He and Johnathon Silverman have such great chemistry in this movie. They work off eachother very well.

Theres one line in this movie that I use A LOT. "Never better" - from the scene where the woman 'sleeps with' dead Bernie.

The sequel is HORRIBLE !

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quote:
The sequel is HORRIBLE !
My feelings exactly.
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Although you do have to admit, Bernie "dancing" across the bottom of the ocean has a sort of bizarre appeal to it.
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Fun fact: The Italian girlfriend of Bernie is the latino girl in Friday the 13th Part III.

Does anyone know what beach Bernie's was filmed at?

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quote:
Originally posted by Jakey V:
Fun fact: The Italian girlfriend of Bernie is the latino girl in Friday the 13th Part III.

Does anyone know what beach Bernie's was filmed at?

I believe it is in North Carolina on an island. I read that the house was built for the movie and had to be torn down after. Everything had to be put back to the natural state they found it.

I always assumed it had taken place somewhere in the Hamptons.

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quote:
Originally posted by logan5:
Hated the sequel. What am I missing?!

It looks like I'm one of the only one's who enjoys the sequel, so I guess I need to explain why I do. It's really just the absurdity of the plot and a lot of little things throughout the movie that I just found entertaining for some strange reason. Things like the comical performances of Tom Wright & Steve James as a pair of bumbling gangsters placed under a voodoo spell. Andrew McCarthy's performance as Larry was even more over-the-top in this one than in the first movie. And even the hilarious way Terry Kiser (Bernie) would walk when music played I just found giggle worthy. So with all these little things mixed together, it just gave the movie a very cartoon-ish vibe that I enjoyed very much. But this kind of cartooney comedy is certainly not everyone's bag. So I can understand why others don't enjoy it so much.

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I love the first film, but the second was pretty good
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I knew I'd love this movie before I even saw it. That's how good it is.
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Well we just got a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy and my 4 year old son decided to name him Bernie (Bernie the Bernese, makes sense). Of course I thought, Weekend at Bernie's, Sweet!!!
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quote:
Originally posted by gordongecko:
Well we just got a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy and my 4 year old son decided to name him Bernie (Bernie the Bernese, makes sense). Of course I thought, Weekend at Bernie's, Sweet!!!

I know what you mean. Yesterday I saw a political bumper sticker that said Bernie on it and was like Yeah!".

In school, on a field trip in the '90s, we saw a guy asleep (or dead, since the truck was moving and he was not) on a beach chair on the back of a truck! Everyone was yelling' "Bernie!".

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quote:
Originally posted by Jakey V:
quote:
Originally posted by gordongecko:
Well we just got a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy and my 4 year old son decided to name him Bernie (Bernie the Bernese, makes sense). Of course I thought, Weekend at Bernie's, Sweet!!!

I know what you mean. Yesterday I saw a political bumper sticker that said Bernie on it and was like Yeah!".

In school, on a field trip in the '90s, we saw a guy asleep (or dead, since the truck was moving and he was not) on a beach chair on the back of a truck! Everyone was yelling' "Bernie!".

That's hilarious! I would have loved to see that.
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I've said it before, but it's worth saying again. On paper, Weekend at Bernie's sounds positively like the dumbest idea for a movie ever. But when you see how well the one-joke idea is played out and how many laughs it gets, it's pretty impressive. I credit Robert Klane, an excellent writer of other twisted films like Where's Poppa? and Fire Sale. (Check those out. More sick humor.) And Terry Kiser. I'm not sure there's much in any acting class about how to be a corpse, but Kiser's brilliant.
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Recently watched Weekend at Bernie's on Blu. This is a great film to start off the summer. Very sick/morbid, but also hilarious - this is a difficult dichotomy to pull off well, but was done perfectly in this film - LOL.

I noticed the Picture Quality was slightly better than what I remember from the regular DVD. For the first time, I noted that even after he died, you could tell that Bernie's eyes were open behind his sunglasses - I hadn't noticed this before.

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quote:
Originally posted by Nostalgic for the '80's:
Recently watched Weekend at Bernie's on Blu. This is a great film to start off the summer. Very sick/morbid, but also hilarious - this is a difficult dichotomy to pull off well, but was done perfectly in this film - LOL.

I noticed the Picture Quality was slightly better than what I remember from the regular DVD. For the first time, I noted that even after he died, you could tell that Bernie's eyes were open behind his sunglasses - I hadn't noticed this before.

I have to check this out later this week. I hadn't watched it in a long, long time.
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