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Running Time 104 min
MPAA rating PG-13
Release Date Jun 16, 2011
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Assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede (Jack Black) is one of the most-beloved residents in the small Texas town of Carthage. Sunday-school teacher, choir member and creator of spectacular funerals, Bernie is a friend to everyone, including Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine), a rich but nasty widow whom no one else likes. When Marjorie is found shot to death and stuffed in a freezer, Bernie is charged with the murder, and concerned Carthage citizens immediately spring to his defense.

Jack Black Bernie Tiede
Shirley MacLaine Marjorie Nugent
Matthew McConaughey Danny Buck
Brady Coleman Scrappy Holmes
Richard Robichaux Lloyd Hornbuckler
Rick Dial Don Leggett
Brandon Smith Sheriff Huckabee
Larry Dotson Reverend Woodard
Merilee McCommas Molly
Matthew Greer Carl

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Friday, April 27, 2012 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Matthew Odam

Being friendly is often the best currency in small towns like Carthage, Texas.
But for Bernie Tiede, it wasn't enough to buy protection from justice after killing reviled millionaire widow Marjorie Nugent. What it did afford him was vocal support from Carthage citizens who seemed to have little concern that Tiede killed a woman in cold blood.

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(no rating) May 21, 2012 - center2 on Bernie

The best movie I have seen in at least five years!

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