Bernie

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  • PG-13
“Bernie” is a dark comedy about a relationship in a small East Texas town between a fussy, but beloved assistant funeral home director (Jack Black) and the town’s domineering grande dame (Shirley MacLaine). The film, directed by Richard Linklater (Me... read more
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“Bernie” is a dark comedy about a relationship in a small East Texas town between a fussy, but beloved assistant funeral home director (Jack Black) and the town’s domineering grande dame (Shirley MacLaine). The film, directed by Richard Linklater (Me and Orson Wells and School of Rock), is based on “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” an article published in Texas Monthly magazine in 1998. The article chronicles the life of Bernie Tiede, who transformed the town of Carthage with his generosity and who then, to the disbelief of Carthage residents, was arrested for a serious crime.

Original Release

04/27/2012

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Cast

Jack Black Bernie Tiede
Matthew McConaughey Danny Buck
Shirley MacLaine Marjorie Nugent
Brady Coleman Scrappy Holmes
Richard Robichaux Lloyd Hornbuckle
Rick Dial Don Leggett
Tommy G. Kendrick Larry Brumley (as Tommy Kendrick)
Mona Lee Fultz Cashier
Dale Dudley Townsperson
Grant James Mr. Eckles
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Richard Linklater

Writers

Skip Hollandsworth, Richard Linklater

Cast

Jack Black Bernie Tiede
Matthew McConaughey Danny Buck
Shirley MacLaine Marjorie Nugent
Brady Coleman Scrappy Holmes
Richard Robichaux Lloyd Hornbuckle
Rick Dial Don Leggett
Tommy G. Kendrick Larry Brumley (as Tommy Kendrick)
Mona Lee Fultz Cashier
Dale Dudley Townsperson
Grant James Mr. Eckles
Christian Stokes Truck Driver
Juli Erickson Mrs. Eckles
Mika Odom Community Theater Group
Jacqui Bloom Community Theater Group
Gary Teague Neighborhood Onlooker (uncredited)
Valerie Frazee Robin (uncredited)
Sonny Carl Davis Townsperson (as Sonny Davis)
Merrilee McCommas Molly
Gabriel Luna Kevin
Brandon Smith Sheriff Huckabee

Producers

Michael Bassick Executive Producer
William T. Conway Executive Producer
Jack Gilardi Jr. Executive Producer
John Paul DeJoria Executive Producer
Donald Fox Executive Producer
Liz Glotzer Executive Producer
Lissa Gudim Executive Producer
Ken Hirsh Executive Producer
Rav Indran Executive Producer
Richard Linklater Executive Producer
Mark Mower Executive Producer
Judd Payne Executive Producer
Martin Shafer Executive Producer
Shane Stanger Executive Producer
Alex Gudim Executive Producer
Johnny Lin Executive Producer
Duncan Montgomery Executive Producer
Darby Parker Executive Producer
Jack Selby Executive Producer
John Sloss Executive Producer
Matt Williams Producer
Liz Glotzer Producer
David McFadzean Producer
Dete Meserve Producer
Judd Payne Producer
Celine Rattray Producer
Martin Shafer Producer
Ginger Sledge Producer
Richard Linklater Producer
Michael Bassick Producer
Alex Gudim Producer
Hardy Justice Producer
Todd J. Labarowski Producer
Johnny Lin Producer
Sean McEwen Producer
Kirsten McMurray Producer
Duncan Montgomery Producer
Darby Parker Producer
Tiller Russell Producer
Jack Selby Producer
John Sloss Producer
Rav Indran Producer
Mark Mower Producer
Shane Stanger Producer

Editors

Sandra Adair

2013 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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