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Richard Linklater on Living With Bernie Tiede

Less than two months ago, a judge in Panola County, Texas, ordered the early release of Bernie Tiede, the now-55-year-old convicted murderer played by Jack Black in Richard Linklater’s 2012 dark co...

Jailhouse interview with Bernie Tiede.....I went to church with Bernie....his father Barnhart was my mother's choir director @ the Methodist church in Abilene. I used to go home with his sister after church.

Bernie (2012) | http://www.getgrandmovies.top/movies/20241-bernie | 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…

from Washington Post

Bernie Tiede released from prison, will live with ‘Bernie’ director Richard Linklater

Bernie Tiede released from prison, will live with ‘Bernie’ director Richard Linklater - The Washington Post

from Washington Post

Bernie Tiede released from prison, will live with ‘Bernie’ director Richard Linklater

In a true Hollywood ending, Bernie Tiede is released from prison, will live with ‘Bernie’ director Richard Linklater. Thank you Richard Linklater for telling us the story of this interesting man and for helping to get him a reduced sentence. Thank you Jack Black for so lovingly bringing a fictional version of Bernie to life.

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from latimes.com

Director Richard Linklater helps Bernie Tiede

Director Richard Linklater, who made a movie about Bernie Tiede's crime, connected Tiede to a lawyer who later won him his release.

In Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede is one of the town's most beloved residents. He sings in the church choir and is always willing to lend a helping hand. He befriends an affluent widow, and she soon becomes dependent on Bernie. Later it is reported that Marjorie Nugent has been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede is charged with the murder.

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