Burglar (1987)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy, Odd Couple Film  |   Release Date - Mar 20, 1987 (USA)  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Canada, United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur

Director of the first Police Academy movie, Hugh Wilson is also responsible for the action comedy-caper Burglar. Bernice Rhodenbarr (Whoopi Goldberg) is a retired cat burglar who works at a bookstore. Bad cop Ray Kirschman (G.W. Bailey) blackmails her, so she agrees to do a job for Dr. Cynthia Sheldrake (Lesley Ann Warren) in order to get the money. While she is doing the robbery, she accidentally stumbles onto the scene of a murder. Since she is the prime suspect, Bernice is forced into many chase scenes as she plays detective to find out who the real murderer is in order to clear her name. She is aided by her only two friends: the hapless dog groomer Carl Hefler (Bob Goldthwait) and the drunken floozy Frankie (Elizabeth Ruscio). Along the way, she almost gets killed by numerous tough guys while being closely followed by two stupid cops (Anne DeSalvo and John Goodman).



police, blackmail, con/scam, false-accusation, frame-up, investigator, killing, life-changes, murder, on-the-run, robbery