Burglar
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Burglar

Director: Hugh Wilson

Cast: Hugh Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, G.W. Bailey

     
 

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The action comedy Burglar comes to DVD from Warner Home Video with a full frame 1.33:1 transfer. The audio is available in Dolby Digital Surround Sound in English and Dolby Digital 1.0 in French. This is a perfectly reasonable DVD release for this film.

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The action comedy Burglar comes to DVD from Warner Home Video with a full frame 1.33:1 transfer. The audio is available in Dolby Digital Surround Sound in English and Dolby Digital 1.0 in French. This is a perfectly reasonable DVD release for this film.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
Released right after Jumpin' Jack Flash, Burglar came out at a high time in Whoopi Goldberg's popular success. It's ultimately an unfortunate entry along side Fatal Beauty that tried to cash in on her bankable personality and the concurrent success of Eddie Murphy action comedies. It has all the trappings of a highly derivative, formulaic caper film, earning it terrible reviews and marking a downturn for Goldberg's career that lasted until Ghost. However, it's mindlessly dumb entertainment with a few choice comedic moments and a relatively enjoyable stupid plot. Particularly interesting is Bobcat Goldthwait, who gives it his all with his signature performance style and will please fans with some of the film's funniest bits. There is nothing new to be said about the standard murder story, zany comedy, or the '80s soundtrack, which comes complete with a cheesy synthesized song featuring inane lyrics that just repeat the title of the movie ad nauseum. Although it could be seen as novel in retrospect, very little has been written about Whoopi Goldberg's presence as a black female action star who never resorts to exploiting her sexuality -- nor does she even address it. In any case, Burglar is a largely forgettable comedy that remains harmless enough as a vehicle for Bobcat Goldthwait during his heyday and Whoopi Goldberg on her way out.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/1999
UPC:
0085391170525
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo, monaural]
Time:
1:42:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Whoopi Goldberg Bernice Rhodenbarr
Bobcat Goldthwait Carl Hefler
G.W. Bailey Ray Kirschman
Lesley Ann Warren Dr. Cynthia Sheldrake
James Handy Carson Verrill
Anne de Salvo Detective Todras
John Goodman Detective Nyswander
Elizabeth Ruscio Frankie
Vyto Ruginis Graybow
Larry Mintz Knobby
Raye Birk The Jogger
Eric Poppick Deliveryman
Scott Lincoln Man in Cadillac
Thom Bray Shoplifter in Bookstore
Nathan Davis Mr. Paggif
Stephen Shellen Christopher Marshall
Rick Hamilton Man in Hallway
Robert Ernst Officer with Warrant
Michael Pniewski Man in Gray Uniform #1
Gary Hershberger Young Officer
Jack O'Leary Ray's Friend
John LeFan Customer at Parker's on Fifth
Margaret Lenzey Waitress at Parker's on Fifth
Ethan Phillips Bartender at Parker's on Fifth
James Terry Bartender at The Art Bar
Amy Michelson Waitress at The Art Bar
Michael Nesmith Cabbie
Spike Sorrentino Chief of Detectives
Hugh Wilson Customer at Mayday
Jack Andreozzi Knobby's Apartment Manager
Al Pugliese IBM Man
Justin Derosa IBM Man
Vincent Pantone IBM Man
Elaine Corral TV Anchorwoman
Bill Jelliffe Officer with Searchlight
David J. Partington Ray's Friend

Technical Credits
Hugh Wilson Director,Screenwriter
Susan Becker Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Corenblith Art Director
William A. Fraker Cinematographer
Michael Germain Makeup
Michael Green Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Todd Hallowell Production Designer
Michael Hirsh Producer
Tom Jacobson Executive Producer
Marsha Kleinman Casting
Darin Knight Sound/Sound Designer
Silvester Levay Score Composer
Joseph Loeb Co-producer,Screenwriter
Daniel May Set Decoration/Design
Kevin McCormick Producer
Frederic Steinkamp Editor
William Steinkamp Editor
Matthew Weisman Co-producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Jump to a Scene
1. Nobody home [3:10]
2. Maid at work [5:29]
3. Dissatisfied customer [3:32]
4. Squeezed by Ray [3:02]
5. The Dentist's dilemma [3:42]
6. Gems on ice [4:17]
7. In the closet [5:12]
8. Not an Option [1:40]
9. Ray's not happy [2:24]
10. Pointing to Bernice [2:40]
11. Detective work [4:02]
12. Bernice's Hideaway [3:27]
13. Aquarium advice [3:32]
14. Among yuppies from hell [3:55]
15. About Christopher [5:06]
16. Carl and the cops [3:12]
17. Graybow [4:10]
18. Carl's messenger service [2:22]
19. Cat burglar in the rain [3:01]
20. Evidence on a dead man [3:40]
21. Trapped [2:41]
22. The chase is on! [4:44]
23. "Hi, doc" [5:50]
24. Foggy rendezous [6:42]
25. The upper hand? [4:34]
26. End Credits [5:37]

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