WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S
1989, 20th Century Fox, 97 min, Dir: Ted Kotcheff

In this black comedy hit, Larry Wilson (Andrew McCarthy) and Richard Parker (Jonathan Silverman) discover fraud at their insurance company and dutifully inform their superior, Bernie (Terry Kiser) - without realizing that he’s behind it. When Bernie’s partners in crime bump him off to ensure his silence, Larry and Richard hope to survive by maintaining the illusion that their boss is still alive. With Catherine Mary Stewart.


LESS THAN ZERO
1987, 20th Century Fox, 98 min, USA, Dir: Marek Kavievska

18-year-old Clay (Andrew McCarthy) returns home to Beverly Hills for the Christmas holiday, but is met by a rude awakening: His ex-girlfriend (Jami Gertz) has taken up with his former best friend (Robert Downey Jr.), who is living the fast life with copious amounts of cocaine and equally as much debt. A fascinating portrait of adrift rich kids on the uncertain, even dangerous precipice of adulthood, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis.


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