It Only Hurts the First Time.

Conga to the beat of the steel-drums, mon, because Weekend at Bernies II is the Greatest (Worst) Movie EVER!

Click the poster or the movie title to download the review.

Review in a Nutshell:  Remember Nietzsche?  That whole gazing into the Abyss, the Abyss gazes into you thing?   He was  talking about this movie.

This movie contains:


Voodoo Mind Control.

We completely neglected to mention Barry Bostwick.


  1. How can this movie be so bad? The first Bernie was a good movie. Not great by any means, but it was funny enough. It did NOT deserve a sequel. This was just… AWFUL!

  2. Eduardo M. says:

    This movie hurts. I hurt even from listening to this podcast. I had a tough day at work and I come home to a hurtful movie. i need to revenge myself on you Paul.

  3. Tannes says:

    two words Paul….. OH NOES

  4. vichussmith says:

    What, no mention of Joey Snackpants? Oh, that’s the OTHER AWO guy.

    SO how far into the aborted podcasts did you notice the fail? It would be hilarious if you did a whole podcast, only to have it go bad. Well, funny to me. Ah, podcasters.

  5. gooberzilla says:

    We lost the first attempt after five minutes of recording. Losing a podcast is not hilarious. I’ve lost podcasts about Equilibrium and Barry Gordie’s The Last Dragon because I thought it was recording when it wasn’t. I lost the first attempt at Killer Klowns from Outer Space and the first attempt at Gunhed because of recording programs crashing irrevocably. It’s no fun.

  6. vichussmith says:

    Well now that you list those movies, that is less funny to me. I would have liked to hear podcasts on that. Is it because of the shortcomings of the software or your computer?

    Have you moved onto another program just to have the same problems again?

    While I’m asking so many questions, have you ever done something like talkshoe or one of these live broadcast type of deals?

  7. Chris (HC) says:

    Barry Bostwick is really hamming it up in this one. Good stuff! Use to watch my VHS of this movie over and over along with another crappy sequel, Caddyshack 2.

  8. Daryl Surat says:

    For the record, Die Hard With a Vengeance was rated R and would still be rated R today on account of language and Bruce Willis wearing that signboard. Gerald presumably meant to say Live Free or Die Hard, which was rated PG-13. On the PG front, I saw Weekend at Bernie’s 2 in the theater with my mom on opening weekend, and I have zero recollection of the brief nudity. Presumably because no awkward moment must have ensued afterwards.

    Your notion that “the PG sequel to the R original movie is better” is a great lie of this world, sir. That you KNOW that one need only observe the level of Jones degradation as proof–from James Earl to Grace–makes the position all the more disturbing. Yes, Major League II gave us the Japanese guy, but it ALSO established that Omar Epps is the guy you hire when you can’t get Wesley Snipes. You’re free to keep on thinking your misguided, misbegotten thoughts about how sanitizing the R rated action movie or comedy by way of kid-friendly sequels is good. But know this: Jason Statham is gonna drive a car and kill YOU thanks to subsidies from Tyler Perry and Saw movies.

  9. Laura says:

    The way you guys describe this movie, it could have been a fabulously weird movie, like in the vein of Cemetery Man.

  10. Firest says:

    PG rated sequels can be better than their R rated original.

    I’ve always preferred the zaniness of House II to the black comedy of the original, and the Police Academy sequels could be just as funny without the head in the horses ass.

  11. vichussmith says:

    Isn’t the female cop’s delicious breasts peeking through a wet shirt in the R-rated police academy? Yeah, I’m not trading for watered-down.

    I even argue for movies that are made for a wide audience to be more restricted. The New Star Wars trilogy needed some blood and more decapitation, at the very least.

  12. ian says:

    WAB II, nice. My brother has been bothering me to do a podcast about this one for years, and Darkman.

  13. Gerald’s Bernie-esque professional wrestling persona was already done.

    Unfortunately it was for JCW.

  14. CHRIS says:

    Weekend at Bernies part 1 rocked!!! Part 2 sucks. BTW, WAB PT 1 was rated PG-13, not R. Did you notice that one of the bumbling black dudes was Jackson from American Ninja? Love the cast!!!!

  15. Chris Sobieniak says:

    I think I only saw this film partially once someplace but thankfully not the whole thing, and hearing about it, it was probably for the best I didn’t. My memories of the first movie was far better anyway. The only rather horrible thing those guy ever did to a dead body in the first film was placing Bernie’s hair or toupee on his head with a staple gun! For a PG film, it’s interesting what they did get away with there (I do miss brief nudity in PG films myself). I can see how Europe would go over for this anyway versus the prudish Americana we’re so use to.

    Sad to hear of that hotel in the film being abandoned. Looking online, it looks like the Wyndham Group owns the property but hasn’t laid a finger on it at all, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole thing gets razed if it came to that. Still for Gerald’s part, it must be something to have your memories of St. Thomas mixed in with this film.

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