The Resource Bernie, director, Richard Linklater ; starring Jack Black

Bernie, director, Richard Linklater ; starring Jack Black

Label
Bernie
Title
Bernie
Statement of responsibility
director, Richard Linklater ; starring Jack Black
Contributor
Actor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An assistant funeral director's relationship with an elderly widow leads to tragic consequences in this black comedy directed by Richard Linklater. Based on real events in the small Texan town of Carthage in the 1990s, the film tells the story of well-liked local mortician Bernie Tiede (Jack Black), who befriends sour-faced widow Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine), whose wealth is only matched by how much she's reviled by the townsfolk. As their relationship deepens, the pair quickly become inseparable. But as Marjorie begins to become increasingly dependent on Bernie, he soon finds his kindness repaid by her constant possessiveness and abusive behaviour. With Bernie stretched to breaking point, Marjorie's prolonged and unexplained absence from public view quickly leads to tongue's wagging, and the suspicions of local district attorney Danny Buck (Matthew McConaughey)
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.437
Intended audience
BBFC code: 12
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PerformerNote
Cast: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman, Richard Robichaux, Rick Dial, Brandon Smith, Larry Jack Dotson, Merrilee McCommas, Mathew Greer
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  • Linklater, Richard
  • Reynolds, Graham
  • Black, Jack
  • MacLaine, Shirley
  • McConaughey, Matthew
Label
Bernie, director, Richard Linklater ; starring Jack Black
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
mm00200221
Extent
1 dvd (99 min.).
Other control number
5050582946147
Publisher number
8294614
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)mm00200221
System details
DVD
Label
Bernie, director, Richard Linklater ; starring Jack Black
Publication
Control code
mm00200221
Extent
1 dvd (99 min.).
Other control number
5050582946147
Publisher number
8294614
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)mm00200221
System details
DVD

Library Locations

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      51.4948594 -0.2239664
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