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Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

PG  |   |  Family, Comedy  |  22 May 1987 (USA)
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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 ... 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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A Trilha do Bravo  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,509,382 (USA)
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The last film of Iron Eyes Cody. See more »

Goofs

In the second ladder sequence at the end of the movie, Ernest falls with the ladder. In the next shot with him laying on the ground, the ladder is not seen. In the next shot after he has pulled down the sign, we can see the ladder was resting covering his entire body and should have been seen in the second scene. See more »

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Ernest P. Worrell: You see these hands? Huh? Huh? You see them? If I put them in my pockets I will be arrested for concealing lethal weapons.
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Referenced in Shameful Sequels: Ernest Goes to Jail (2014) See more »

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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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