A group of juvenile criminals is sent for vacation to Kamp Kikakee. The clumsy Ernest has to care for them, although he doesn't even know how to take care of himself. The other children at ... See full summary »

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A group of juvenile criminals is sent for vacation to Kamp Kikakee. The clumsy Ernest has to care for them, although he doesn't even know how to take care of himself. The other children at the camp show enmity against them, but the group knows very well how to defend themselves. They do also help the Indian owner of the camp when a brutal mining corporation wants to tear down the camp to mine a rare mineral. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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22 May 1987 (USA)  »

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A Trilha do Bravo  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,509,382 (USA)
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Trivia

The middle initial in Ernest P. Worrell fittingly stands for "Powertools". See more »

Goofs

When Bronk Stinson bullies "Moose" Moustafa, you can tell his voice is added in later when he shouts, "No!" to the foreman. See more »

Quotes

Ernest P. Worrell: No. I-I can't eat on an empty stomach.
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Soundtracks

HAPPY TOGETHER
Written by 'Garry Bonner (I)' and Alan Gordon
Performed by the 2nd-Chance Kamp Kikikee Boys
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Ernest is my hero
22 May 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

While many have put down the Ernest series, I have always held a special place in my movie collection for this particular film. Sure, it wasn't an Oscar worthy film and it didn't have much of a script, but it quickly introduced us to an icon which I will consider one of my favorite movie characters of all time. Ernest P. Worrel embodied so many simplicities, yet he was sensible and likable simply because of his down-home nature. Also, this film embodied the old story line of the loser teaching the bully a lesson, which is a story paradigm I have always levitated toward. A good heart warming story that was cool and fun to watch.


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