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Weekend at Bernie's (1989) Poster

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Terry Kiser's stunt double suffered a few broken ribs during filming, most in the scene in which Bernie is dragged around the surface of the ocean, bumping into metal floating obstacles.
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The film's director Ted Kotcheff, made a cameo as Richard's father, the man who came out in his underwear and blew his cover.
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This was considered as a possible vehicle for Corey Haim and Corey Feldman early in production, before deciding in making the leads older.
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Andrew McCarthy was asked to read the script to think about playing the part of Richard. When he read it, he loved the part of Larry, and got that instead.
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Richard suggests they go to Jones Beach with all the syringes. This is probably in reference to the infamous "Syringe Tide" in 1987-1988 when medical waste washed up on several beaches in New York/New Jersey, costing massive losses in tourist dollars.
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The house that was shown from the outside on the beach as Bernie's house was actually built at the south end of Ft. Fisher and was then demolished at the end of the movie.
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This 1989 movie was inspired by a very low budget 1983 Hindi movie Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro.
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After Richard knocks out the man that Bernie fired, he informs Larry "You can come out now Rambo." First Blood (1982), the first Rambo movie, was also directed by Ted Kotcheff. The gardener in the film (George Kee Cheung) wears a costume similar to the one in Rambo: First Blood Part II; he was the film's villain.
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The lighthouse the characters climb is "Old Baldy" on Bald Head Island, NC.
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Working title of the film was "Hot and Cold"
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Catherine Parks (Tina) and Terry Kiser (Bernie) are both Friday the 13th series alumni. Parks starred as Vera Sanchez in Friday the 13th Part III (1982), and Kiser appeared as Dr. Crews in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988).
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Body count: 1
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