In 1989, the movie Weekend at Bernie’s, starring Andrew McCarthy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Jonathan Silverman and Terry Kiser, also filmed in Southport, NC. Most of the scenes filmed for Weekend at Bernie’s were filmed at the Bald Head Island ferry landing and at different locations on the Cape Fear River.
Directed by Ted Kotcheff. With Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart, Terry Kiser. A pair of losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, but the murderer is out to "finish him off".