Am I the only one who would like to see a reboot of "Weeekend at Bernie's?"

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  1. Jayson1

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    I mean it's been many years. Maybe it's time to see what a modern take on the story would be. Maybe in this new one you have Bernie being dragged around by two ex-girlfriends to get into a exclusive country club to have fun but then realize they should use their dead body for a more noble purpose like giving his employes' all raises or give someone a promotion he refused since he was a asshole.

    I mean you got many options.

    Jason
     
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    Yes. Yes you are the only one. :hugegrin:
     
  3. Relayer1

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    I don't know what it is.
     
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    Just one of the coolest concepts for a movie of all time. For years people have brought dead people back via zombies,ghosts,ghouls,flashbacks but only one movie dared to ask the question. What if you just had a couple of guys drag a corpse around and sort of pretend he is still alive around other people.


    Jason
     
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  6. Teelie

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    It's a tricky thing to do. Remakes are always so hit or miss.
     
  7. JirinPanthosa

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    I think a dark reboot of it would be ironic and fun. Like, a version that’s about a necromancer but only uses his necromancy for fun and pranks.

    And there’s serious necromancers out there out in a battle of good and evil for the future of Earth, but the main character doesn’t care, he just wants to hang out and mess with everyone.
     
  8. Armus

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    I never saw Weekend at Birnies. Some 80's comedies are like time capsules from another era. I can't see remakes of say, Animal House, Airplane!, Porkys or Bachelor Party, in our PC Twitter police era.
     
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    God, I HOPE you're the only one! :lol:
     
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  10. Owain Taggart

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    I thought I had remembered seeing a made-for-TV remake or sequel at some point, but my memory may be playing tricks on me. But the concept itself isn't all that new. It's been done to death.

    Oh, there was a Murdoch Mysteries episode riffing on it and the episode itself was called Weekend at Murdoch's. Basically Weekend at Bernie's, but set in the 1900's. It was pretty entertaining.
    https://murdochmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Weekend_at_Murdoch's
     
  11. Jayson1

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    Let's not forget their wasn't just one "Weekend of Bernie's" but it also had a sequel. Same dead guy as well. Bodies lasted longer back in the 80's.

    Jason
     
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    There was a sequel (back in 93 apparently) but I haven't seen it.
     
  13. Jayson1

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    In case anyone isn't familiar with the movie this might help



    or the sequel




    Jason
     
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    Did they ever explain why Bernie's corpse didn't rot? :lol:
     
  15. Owain Taggart

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    Yeah, maybe that's what I remember. I still think there might have been a 3rd one, which isn't impossible seeing as made-for-TV sequels were a trend in the past that often fade into obscurity. They've made a sequel to Christmas Vacation, for instance, and yes it was horrible. They were stuck on a Caribbean island with Cousin Eddie.
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ Cousin Eddie should get his OWN Vacation film! :lol:
     
  17. Owain Taggart

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    He did! That's what the sequel was, subtitled Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure. The Griswald children went with him and his family on holiday to spend time with the cousins. Only they end up shipwrecked. The one saving grace of this movie was the actress originally playing Audrey had come back for this one.

     
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    Better drugs.

    Little known fact that 1993 was actually the last year of the 80s.
     
  19. JirinPanthosa

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    They did a parody in the last couple years in SNL where they tried to do the Bernie thing and everyone realized he was dead immediately.

    I think you could have movies like the college movies of the 80s in today's era, even in the "PC Twitter Police" era or whatever. Just the scenes that border on sexual assault would be toned down a little.
     
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    A Porky's remake with a "body positive" shower scene perhaps?

    An Airplane! Remake would have to cut out all the ethnic stereotype jokes, the "do you like movies with Gladiators" scene, and perhaps the scene where everyone who listens to Robert Hays committs suicide out of boredom.

    My point wasn't that you can't remake 80's comedies or do college sex comedies today- it was that some of those films represent an age gone by in what the public will accept. I just think that is really interesting since movies are somewhat of a snapshot of the period in which they were produced. Some of those movies can be updated for the times, some cannot. Maybe that's a good thing.
     
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