Episode 19: Burglar

Episode 18: We welcome Doug McCambridge from the podcast Good Times Great Movies! Doug is an expert on 80’s movies and we are so happy to have had this chance to talk to him.

Burglar (1987)
Directed by Hugh Wilson
Staring Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, G.W. Bailey and Lesley Ann Warren

Based on the book The Burglar in the Closet by Lawrence Block
Written by Jeph Loeb, Matthew Weisman and Hugh Wilson

It was also the first R-rated and live-action production from the Canadian animation company Nelvana.

In a 2013 interview with Kevin Smith, screenwriter Jeph Loeb disclosed that Burglar was initially intended to be a serious vehicle for Bruce Willis with Whoopi Goldberg filling the role of the character’s neighbor. (The film was based on the second of a long-running series of novels about a professional burglar, Bernard “Bernie” Rhodenbar.) When Willis dropped out, Goldberg took on the lead role.


Roger Ebert –

This is a woman who is original. Who is talented. Who has a special relationship with the motion picture comedy. It is criminal to put her into brain-damaged, assembly-line thrillers.


Thief (1981)

Private Hell 36 (1954)

The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)
Elizabeth Ruscio as Verna Heath

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