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Burglar

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 1987
  • Hugh Wilson
  • 97 mins
  • 15

Summary

Goofy comedy thriller starring Whoopi Goldberg. Cat burglar Bernice Rhodenbarr is determined to go straight, but finds herself drawn back into crime when she is blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Following the lukewarm reception for Jumpin' Jack Flash, Whoopi Goldberg made another attempt at a leading comedy role in this disappointing mix of humour and action from original Police Academy director Hugh Wilson. Goldberg plays the burglar of the title who witnesses a murder and then finds herself suspected of the crime. The star's comic timing and acting talents can't prevent you from guessing what will happen way before her character does, and even the combined talents of her fellow stand-up comedian Bob "Bobcat" Goldthwait and Roseanne star John Goodman seem to have little impact on the comedy. Although this could have been a career-killer for Goldberg, she happily bounced back to win an Oscar three years later for her performance in Ghost.

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Credits

Cast

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Bernice RhodenbarrWhoopi Goldberg
Carl HeflerBobcat Goldthwait
Ray KirschmanG W Bailey
Dr Cynthia SheldrakeLesley Ann Warren
Carson VerrillJames Handy
Detective TodrasAnne De Salvo
Detective NyswanderJohn Goodman
FrankieElizabeth Ruscio
GraybowVyto Ruginis
KnobbyLarry Mintz

Crew

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DirectorHugh Wilson

Details

Languages
English | Russian
Guidance
Contains violence, swearing and brief nudity.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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