Weekend at Bernie's is a 1989 American motion picture comedy directed by Ted Kotcheff. It is a comedy starring Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman as a couple of young insurance executives who discover their boss is deceased. Believing that they are responsible for his death and that a hitman won't kill them if Bernie is around, they attempt to convince people that he is still alive.
Though the movie was not a blockbuster, it was still a cultural icon as well as a financial success, grossing $70 million worldwide at the box office, and was profitable on home video. It spawned a sequel in 1993, Weekend at Bernie's II.