Lunchtime Movie Review

Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)

Episode #98

20th Century Fox released Weekend at Bernie’s to theaters on July 5, 1989; grossing $30.2M worldwide. Ted Kotcheff directed the comedy which starred Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, and Terry Kiser.

Weekend at Bernie’s Movie Summary

Larry and Richard are two employees at an insurance company in New York City. Richard discovers some fraud at the company, and the two take their findings to their CEO, Bernie Lomax. He commends them for a good job, and invites them to his Hampton home for the Labor Day Weekend.

What Larry and Richard don’t know is that Bernie is behind the fraud. During during a meeting with his mob buddies, Bernie asks them to kill the two. What Bernie doesn’t know is that, Vito thinks Bernie’s greed is attracting too much attention. Vito also knows that Bernie is banging his girlfriend. Vito orders Bernie to be killed instead of Larry and Richard.

Once back at the Hamptons, Bernie gets a call from Paulie; asking for directions to his house on the island. Somehow, Bernie manages to unknowingly record the whole conversation on his answering machine. He details his plans to plant the money with a fake note; implicating Larry and Richard in the fraud. Then Paulie can kill them. When Paulie arrives, he kills Bernie by injecting him with drugs. He then makes it look like an overdose, and leaves the island.

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20th Century Fox released Weekend at Bernie's to theaters on July 5, 1989; grossing $30.2M worldwide. Ted Kotcheff directed the comedy which starred Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, and Terry Kiser.

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