History Film / WeekendAtBernies

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.
28th Feb '17 5:19:09 PM Kalaong
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** Not that Larry was much better; he was focusing on all the luxuries in Bernie's house. Richard was the only person in the ''entire movie''(besides the ''hitman'') to figure it out without having it shoved in his face.

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** Not that Larry was much better; he was focusing on all the luxuries in Bernie's house. Richard was the only person in the ''entire movie''(besides the ''hitman'') ''the guy who killed him'') to figure it out without having it shoved in his face.
5th Jan '17 10:22:59 AM Kalaong
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* IrishmanAndAJew: While there is no indication from their Anglo-Saxon surnames "Wilson" and "Parker", the protagonists conform to some extent to these stereotypes- Larry is a confident, outgoing, booze-swilling and not-too-bright merrymaker (who takes to praying the "Hail Mary" under duress and is outright confirmed as Catholic in the sequel), whilst Richard is neurotic and constantly aghast at the horrible things happening around him. Larry's aggressive pursuit of the fairer sex seems like it is in contradiction to the usual stereotype of the prudish Irishman, but the sequel reveals that his private life may be more in keeping with expectations.

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* IrishmanAndAJew: While there is no indication from their Anglo-Saxon surnames "Wilson" and "Parker", the protagonists conform to some extent to these stereotypes- Larry is a confident, outgoing, booze-swilling and not-too-bright merrymaker (who takes to praying the "Hail Mary" under duress and is outright confirmed as Catholic in the sequel), whilst Richard is neurotic and constantly aghast at the horrible things happening around him. Larry's aggressive pursuit of the fairer sex seems like it is in contradiction to the usual stereotype of the prudish Irishman, but he bemoans that "(Bernie) gets laid more dead than I do alive" and in the sequel reveals that admits he's a virgin. He just feels it's [[AManIsNotAVirgin a blow to his private life may be more in keeping with expectations.manly pride to admit it]].



* 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 prove all his friends are shallow assholes and freaking 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 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 prove all his friends are shallow assholes and freaking 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.shooting.
** Oh, and it proved that ''every single one'' of Bernie's friends was a shallow asshole. Especially his girlfriend(s), one of whom has a whale of a time screwing ''his dead body.''
** Not that Larry was much better; he was focusing on all the luxuries in Bernie's house. Richard was the only person in the ''entire movie''(besides the ''hitman'') to figure it out without having it shoved in his face.
25th Dec '16 5:49:10 PM Kalaong
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* TheDeadCanDance: But only when there's music playing. You see, they used the pigeon when they should have used the chicken...

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* TheDeadCanDance: But only when there's music playing. You see, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXNxIwH6yG0 they used the pigeon when they should have used the chicken...]]
25th Dec '16 5:33:21 PM Kalaong
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* BlatantLies: "I didn't see anything! I was looking at my watch!" "I'm blind!"

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* BlatantLies: "I At the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgrC4C8J7r0 climax]], the hitman finally catches up with them and shoots Bernie six times... then looks up and sees three witnesses. OhCrap.
-->'''Richard''': I
didn't see anything! I was looking at my watch!" "I'm blind!"watch!\\
'''Larry''': I'm blind!



* OfCorpseHesAlive: The plot [[TropeNamer formerly known as]] Weekend at Bernie's.

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* 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 prove all his friends are shallow assholes and freaking 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.
21st Dec '16 3:46:25 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: The subversion of this is ChekhovsGun. A voodoo priest says he needs the blood of a virgin to cure Richard after a poisoning. Well, remember the quote in ILoveTheDead for the first film?
-->'''Larry''': Just take the blood, Doc.
11th Nov '16 10:11:48 AM TTFan
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Or, rather, North Carolina doubling; the beach scenes were shot in and around Wilmington.
15th Oct '16 12:37:27 PM Kalaong
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--> ''YOU KICKED ME YOU...'' '''[shoots corpse - ''again'']'''

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--> ''YOU YOU KICKED ME YOU...'' '''[shoots YOU... ''[shoots corpse - ''again'']''''''again''']''
9th Oct '16 12:57:59 AM Kalaong
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* GroinAttack: Bernie gets his revenge in the end.
--> ''YOU KICKED ME YOU...'' '''[shoots corpse]'''

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* GroinAttack: Bernie gets Vito's stalking the boys through the house to the tune of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLR3lSrqlww Vissi d'arte]]", kicks Bernie's legs aside just as the aria reaches its climax(2:35), only for one of his revenge in the end.
heels to spring back into Vito's crotch.
--> ''YOU KICKED ME YOU...'' '''[shoots corpse]'''corpse - ''again'']'''
20th Aug '16 3:40:20 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MoralMyopia: Tina is outraged at Bernie for apparently cheating on her... even though she's cheating on ''her'' boyfriend Vito with Bernie.
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