• 1987
  • Comedy, Thriller
  • USA
Bookstore owner and burglar Bernie (Whoopi Goldberg) is being blackmailed by corrupt cop Ray (G.W. Bailey), forcing her into her most ambitious job yet: a jewelry store heist she's woefully under prepared for. Things head south quickly when a murder occurs and Bernie is framed for the death. Now Bernie and her manic sidekick, Carl (Bob Goldthwait), have to clear Bernie's name so she can get back to her normal routine of selling books and stealing.


Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr
Carl Hefler
Ray Kirschman
Dr. Cynthia Sheldrake
Carson Verrill
Det. Todras
Det. Nyswander


Hugh Wilson Director, Writer (Screenplay)
Lawrence Block Writer (Novel)
Jeph Loeb Writer (Screenplay)
Matthew Weisman Writer (Screenplay)
Tom Jacobson Executive Producer
Kevin McCormick Producer
Michael Hirsh Producer
Sylvester Levay Original Music
William A. Fraker Cinematographer
Fredric Steinkamp Film Editor
William Steinkamp Film Editor
Marsha Kleinman Casting
Todd Hallowell Production Design
Michael Corenblith Art Direction
Daniel Loren May Set Decoration
Susan Becker Costume Designer