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Weekend at Bernie's/The Two Deaths of Quincas Water-Bray

May 15, 2022 Maura Maros and Donny Granza Season 2 Episode 19
A Reel Page Turner
Weekend at Bernie's/The Two Deaths of Quincas Water-Bray
Show Notes


In our latest episode, we discuss the 1989 comedy classic Weekend at Bernie’s. This humorous farce was directed by Ted Kotcheff and written by Robert Klane. It stars Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman as two young insurance professionals who go to a weekend getaway at the beach house of their very “lively” boss, Bernie Lomax. The film is a loose adaptation of the 1959 Brazilian novella The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell, which was then translated into English under the title The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray.