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In this true story in the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, and it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Until that day news came that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.

  1. Richard Linklater

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Skip Hollandsworth


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jack Black

    Jack Black

    Bernie Tiede

  2. Shirley MacLaine

    Shirley MacLaine

    Marjorie Nugent

  3. Matthew McConaughey

    Matthew McConaughey

    Danny Buck Davidson

  4. Brady Coleman

    Brady Coleman

    Scrappy Holmes

  5. Tommy G. Kendrick

    Tommy G. Kendrick

    Larry Brumley

  6. Rick Dial

    Rick Dial

    Don Leggett

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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • June 16, 2011
    PG-13, Premiere
  • April 27, 2012
    PG-13, Theatrical



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