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Where in the area was ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ filmed?

Jeff Hidek

“Weekend at Bernie’s,” about two slackers who discover their boss has been murdered by the Mob then pretend he’s alive so they can enjoy a beach weekend, filmed here in January and February 1988.

The film starred Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman and Catherine Mary Stewart.

Our research shows that much of the movie filmed at Bald Head Island. Other locations included the Murchison Building in downtown Wilmington and miscellaneous locations in Wrightsville Beach.

For more about the production of “Weekend at Bernie’s,” check out our database of locally made movies at StarNewsOnline.com/WilmOnFilm.

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4 Responses to “ Where in the area was ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ filmed?”

  1. On October 16, 2009 at 7:53 pm Jim O'Connor wrote:

    Was “Weekend at Bernie’s 2″ also filmed here?

  2. On October 17, 2009 at 1:05 pm charles bell wrote:

    I thought I saw the temporarily constructed house in Fort Fisher….. ???

  3. On July 30, 2010 at 10:03 am Al wrote:

    The scene where Richard is jumping on to the ferry was filmed on Bridge Tender’s dock at Wrightsville Beach. The scenes where Richard and Larry are taking Bernie’s boat for a cruise was filmed at Wrightsville Marina right across from Dockside restaurant. Most everything else was filmed at Bald Head.

  4. On October 10, 2010 at 6:37 am Darrell Sheldon wrote:

    The house was(built) at Fort Fisher and removed after filming and the beach area restored for sea turtle nesting. Really , mostly the arrival of the boys and such on the ferry was only done at Bald Head(to hard to shoot there), All of the scenes on or near the water was shot at Wrightsville Beach, including the towing of dead Bernie Lomax behind the boat up and down the ICW. I think this all began at what was Pussers. The Winner Speed Queen even came up to Wrightsville to do the departure sequence. It was a few years ago and memory is getting foggy.

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