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Burglar (1987)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 20 March 1987 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Hugh Wilson

Writers:

Lawrence Block (novels), Jeph Loeb (screenplay) (as Joseph Loeb III) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Bernice Rhodenbarr
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Carl Hefler
G.W. Bailey ... Ray Kirschman
Lesley Ann Warren ... Dr. Cynthia Sheldrake
James Handy ... Carson Verrill
Anne De Salvo ... Detective Todras (as Anne DeSalvo)
John Goodman ... Detective Nyswander
Elizabeth Ruscio ... Frankie
Vyto Ruginis ... K.E. Graybow
Larry Mintz Larry Mintz ... Vincent 'Knobby' DiCarno
Raye Birk ... The Jogger
Eric Poppick ... Deliveryman
Scott Lincoln ... Man in Cadillac
Thom Bray ... Shoplifter in Bookstore
Nathan Davis ... Mr. Paggif
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Storyline

Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a burglar by trade, and she runs a bookstore as well. Her friend Carl Hefler is a dog groomer. After a successful burglary, it's discovered that a dead body was in the house she burgled. As she's the only one who can be placed at the scene of the crime, she has to use her criminal skills to clear her name of the murder AND avoid getting charged with the burglary. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A first rate comedy about a second story woman.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burglar See more »

Filming Locations:

Belvedere, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,509,754, 22 March 1987

Gross USA:

$16,337,355

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,337,355
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nelvana, Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In one of the bar scenes, WKRP in Cincinnati (1978) can be seen playing on a television in the background. Director Hugh Wilson was the creator of this series. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where she meets Graybow in his apartment she punches him in the nuts while he is holding a meat cleaver in his hands. They show the meat cleaver hit the floor, then his face of pain, then him dropping to the floor. If you look closely in the bottom left corner of the screen, you'll see the meat cleaver in his hands again. See more »

Quotes

Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr: [Listening to the loud sounds of sex] Who is this guy?
Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr: [Listening to even louder sounds of sex] And why don't I have his phone number?
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1987 (1988) See more »

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News at 11
Written and Performed by The Distance
Produced by Bernard Edwards
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A comedy where the actors, situations and lines outshine the limp plot.
16 June 2002 | by vb1derSee all my reviews

Burglar is one of the movies on my top 50 funniest movie list. Unlike other reviews here, I rate it higher than Jumping Jack Flash. Perhaps its because this is a great movie for Bobcat's normally irritating character. Strange that there are no quotes for this movie! She and Bobcat have some truly great (although obscene) lines. Whoopie's scene in the closet while the soon-to-be-murdered character was screwing his ex-wife is hilarious. Bobcat has great scenes in the bar delivering a package, and later being interrogated John Goodman in the police station. The actors are all 2-dimensional but that only feeds the comedic aspects of the interaction of the stereotypes. The police-proofed apartment that Whoopie owns is a scream.


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