"Weekend At Bernie's" supersedes expectations as it takes its obvious one joke premise and milks it for just about every laugh in the book and then some. Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman make an excellent comedic duo playing off each over with expert timing. Apart from the numerous slapstick gags the film also features a witty rapid-fire script. McCarthy and Silverman play Larry Wilson and Richard Parker, two New York office workers who are desperate to make their way up the corporate ladder. When they discover evidence of fraud at the insurance company that they work for, their boss, Bernie Lomax, rewards them with a weekend stay at his luxurious beach house. Unbeknown to them Bernie's intention is to have them murdered but things don't work out as planned and when the boys arrive at the beach house they discover Bernie dead. The boys refuse to let this small incident prevent them from enjoying the facilities of Bernie's seaside paradise. They treat the body as a prop and make the trendy socialites of Long Island believe he is still alive.

It is interesting to note that former Brat Packer Andrew McCarthy was originally offered the Jonathan Silverman role but on reading the script he opted to take on the more hyperactive and involving role of his friend. Terry Kiser is outstanding in his role of Bernie, the crooked businessman who winds up dead. Kiser reportedly suffered a number of injuries, including broken ribs, due to the demanding stunts he was required to perform as the dead man. Also, look out for director Ted Kotcheff in a small but hilarious role as Jonathan Silverman's father. He shows up briefly during a romantic moment between Silverman and the lovely Catherine Mary Stewart. "Weekend at Bernie's" was the surprise hit of 1989, bringing in over $30million at the US box office. The film had such a cult following that a sequel was inevitable. "Weekend at Bernie's II" was released in 1993 with McCarthy, Silverman and Kiser reprising their roles. The original concept of "Weekend At Bernie's", the likeable performances of the stars, the exotic scenic locations and the bouncy music score are just some of the elements that add to the fun and make "Weekend At Bernie's" an enjoyable romp at the beach.
Weekend At Bernie's

Teen Movies of The 1980's

TITLE : Weekend at Bernie's

: M        
DIRECTOR : Ted Kotcheff

: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart, Terry Kiser, Don Calfa, Catherine Parks, Eloise Broady, Gregory Salata, Louis Giambalvo, Ted Kotcheff, Margaret Hall, Timothy Perez, Mark Kenneth Smaltz, Anthony Mannino, Polly Segal.
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* Bernie Lomax would be the perfect host except for one small thing...He's Dead
* Bernie may be dead, but he is still the life of the party!
Bernie may be dead, but he's still the life of the party!
* Bernie Lomax would be the perfect host, except for one small problem: He's dead.
* The drop dead comedy of the year!
* Two morons. One corpse. And the plot thickens...
Weekend At Bernie's [DVD](1989) DVD
Two yuppie ladder-climbers (Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman) are ready for a weekend party at their boss's beach house, but when he's bumped off by gangsters they have to carry the body around and pretend he's alive in order to salvage the bash. Darkly funny comedy co-stars Catherine Mary Stewart. 100 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; production notes; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Weekend At Bernie's II [DVD](1993) DVD
More wacky shenanigans ensue in this sequel to the hit 1989 comedy. Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman are back in the leads, this time taking their expired boss Bernie to the Virgin Islands for a wild caper that leads to the corpse's rejuvenation by a voodoo spell. Terry Kiser co-stars as Bernie. 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailers; interactive menus; scene access.

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