Cinema: Stranded Stars

She can be tough. She can be vulnerable. Whoopi Goldberg is a bundle of funny, appealing characters in search of an author. Bob Goldthwait is a stand- up comic of surreal mien who spits out his wit in the strangulated voice of an idiot savant after a go at the glue bottle. Both of these gifted comics are trapped in Hugh Wilson's Burglar, an affable movie that is all plot and no common sense.

Bernice (Goldberg) is out on parole, managing a bookshop and trying to go straight. Blackmail propels her into a little job of larceny that turns out to...

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