History Film / WeekendAtBernies

19th May '17 2:51:39 PM Kalaong
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* ForeignCussWord: Just before Vito shoots Bernie, he says "cornuto", an Italian insult that implies the other person is a cuckold - and that the primary reason the hit was called in the first place was because Bernie was sleeping with a mobster's girlfriend.
7th May '17 7:45:53 AM Kalaong
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* ItsAllAboutMe: The CentralTheme, PlayedForLaughs. '''''[[IdiotPlot EVERYONE]]''''' of [[SlobsVersusSnobs Bernie's snob neigbors]] is [[ItsAllAboutMe so incredibly self-absorbed]] they fail to realize that him being oddly limp, quiet, and unresponsive means he is ''dead.'' [[OnlySaneMan Richard]] figures it out almost ''immediately'', as do the two beat cops who find him on the subway in the second movie. Larry's first reaction - [[NotSoDifferent who hopes to somehow climb to Bernie's social standing]] - is to complain about how his weekend has now been ruined.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: The CentralTheme, PlayedForLaughs. '''''[[IdiotPlot EVERYONE]]''''' EVERY ONE]]''''' of [[SlobsVersusSnobs Bernie's snob neigbors]] is [[ItsAllAboutMe so incredibly self-absorbed]] they fail to realize that him being oddly limp, quiet, and unresponsive means he is ''dead.'' [[OnlySaneMan Richard]] figures it out almost ''immediately'', as do the two beat cops who find him on the subway in the second movie. Larry's first reaction - [[NotSoDifferent who hopes to somehow climb to Bernie's social standing]] - is to complain about how his weekend has now been ruined.
7th May '17 7:44:52 AM Kalaong
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Larry's first reaction to Bernie's death is to complain about how his weekend has now been ruined. PlayedForLaughs.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: The CentralTheme, PlayedForLaughs. '''''[[IdiotPlot EVERYONE]]''''' of [[SlobsVersusSnobs Bernie's snob neigbors]] is [[ItsAllAboutMe so incredibly self-absorbed]] they fail to realize that him being oddly limp, quiet, and unresponsive means he is ''dead.'' [[OnlySaneMan Richard]] figures it out almost ''immediately'', as do the two beat cops who find him on the subway in the second movie. Larry's first reaction - [[NotSoDifferent who hopes to somehow climb to Bernie's death social standing]] - is to complain about how his weekend has now been ruined. PlayedForLaughs.ruined.
6th May '17 9:31:11 PM LittleGoat
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* BalefulPolymorph: ThoseTwoBadGuys are turned into goats by the end of the film, and are stuck being dragged around by Bernie.:

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* BalefulPolymorph: ThoseTwoBadGuys are turned into goats by the end of the film, and are stuck being dragged around by Bernie.:
28th Mar '17 8:51:17 AM Macsen
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-->'''Larry:''' Just take the blood.

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-->'''Larry:''' Just take the blood.blood, Doc.
28th Mar '17 8:43:17 AM Macsen
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* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: At the end, Richard teases Larry about him still being a virgin.
-->'''Larry:''' Just twist the knife a little deeper, why don't you?


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* VirginShaming: At the end, Richard teases Larry about him still being a virgin.
-->'''Larry:''' Just twist the knife a little deeper, why don't you?
28th Mar '17 8:41:04 AM Macsen
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'''Larry:''' Just twist the knife a little deeper, why don't you?

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'''Larry:''' -->'''Larry:''' Just twist the knife a little deeper, why don't you?
28th Mar '17 8:40:50 AM Macsen
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: At the end, they need the blood of a virgin to save Richard's life. Everyone looks around nervously...until Larry puts his arm out.
-->'''Larry:''' Just take the blood.


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* UnexpectedVirgin: At the end, they need the blood of a virgin to save Richard's life. Everyone looks around nervously...until Larry puts his arm out.
-->'''Larry:''' Just take the blood.
28th Mar '17 8:40:05 AM Macsen
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: At the end, they need the blood of a virgin to save Richard's life. Everyone looks around nervously...until Larry puts his arm out.
-->'''Larry:''' Just take the blood.



-->'''Larry:''' Just twist the knife a little deeper, why don't you?

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-->'''Larry:''' '''Larry:''' Just twist the knife a little deeper, why don't you?
28th Feb '17 5:40:57 PM Kalaong
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: The hitman who killed Bernie? The one Richard and Larry worry will kill ''them'' as soon as Bernie's not around to get blamed for it? ''He had '''no intention''' of carrying out Bernie's orders, and immediately got on the ferry to leave the island.'' If those two losers hadn't dragged Bernie's corpse to the dock and pretended he was alive just as the boat was leaving, not only would they have been in no danger whatsoever, the message on Bernie's answering machine would have been enough to keep them out of legal trouble.



* OfCorpseHesAlive: The plot [[TropeNamer formerly known as]] Weekend at Bernie's. Notably, it was ''pointless.'' Richard and Larry find Bernie dead of an apparent drug overdose, then find a recorded message on the answering machine ordering a hit on them, but specifically telling the hitman ''not'' to kill them if he was anywhere near them. They thus decide to pretend he's alive until they can get off the island. Unknown to them, the hitman had higher orders to kill Bernie and ''only'' Bernie, and having done so was just going to leave peacefully. All dragging Bernie's corpse around did was freak the hitman out until he lost his mind, shot Bernie repeatedly to make ''sure'' he was dead, then tried to kill them for witnessing the shooting.

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* OfCorpseHesAlive: The plot [[TropeNamer formerly known as]] Weekend at Bernie's. Notably, It also [[TropeCodifier Codified]] the trope as a ''stupid idea'', because it was ''pointless.'' Richard and Larry find Bernie dead of an apparent drug overdose, then find a recorded message on the answering machine ordering a hit on them, but specifically telling the hitman ''not'' to kill them if he was anywhere near them.them, so he could have an alibi. They thus decide to pretend he's alive until they can get off the island. [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot Unknown to them, them]], the hitman had higher orders to kill Bernie and ''only'' Bernie, and having done so was just going to leave peacefully. All dragging Bernie's corpse around did was freak the hitman out until he lost his mind, shot Bernie repeatedly to make ''sure'' he was dead, then tried to kill them for witnessing the shooting.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Why Vito has Paulie kill Bernie instead of killing Richard and Larry; Bernie was getting too greedy, and got sloppy as a result. Oh, and he was also sleeping with Vito's girlfriend Tina.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Why Vito has Paulie kill Bernie instead of killing Richard and Larry; Bernie was getting too greedy, and got sloppy as a result.result - hence him getting caught by two losers. Oh, and he was also sleeping with Vito's girlfriend Tina.
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