Richard: This is the note. Listen. “Richard Parker and I stole this money from the company to pay for my sex-change operation.”
Richard: That’s what it says.
Larry: “Now he tells me he loves someone else. I can’t live with that, and neither will he.” It’s got my name written on it!
Richard: Oh God.
Larry: Son of a bitch. I mean, it’s not bad enough that he’s trying to kill me. Now he’s trying to turn me into a drag queen. Why couldn’t he have said you were going to have the operation?
Richard: It doesn’t matter, Larry, it doesn’t matter.
Larry: Oh, yes it does matter, Richard, it does matter. I have a reputation to protect here!
Richard: For Christ’s sake, Larry! No one is going to have a sex-change operation, huh?
Larry: Oh yeah. I’ve gotta call the cops!
– Weekend at Bernie’s (1989), written by Robert Klane
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is overreacting, suggested by @davidproenza who also suggested today’s movie.
Trivia: Bernie’s house at the beach was not on “Hampton Island” at all, but actually at a nature preserve in North Carolina. It was built just for this movie, with the agreement that it would be torn down right after shooting and the land returned to its pristine condition.
Dialogue On Dialogue: I’ve always looked at this movie as a capstone on 80s high concept comedies. Two guys trying to keep a dead guy ‘alive’. Certainly enough to justify characters overreacting.