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 »
Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank ... See full summary »
Timmy Taylor and his two friends, Stevie and Buddy capture escaped convict Carl Banks (Jim Varney) and hold him hostage in their treehouse over the weekend so that Timmy can use Carl as his... See full summary »
Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "... See full summary »
The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, ... See full summary »
Hey Vern! Your ol' buddy Ernest is back in a new video that features Commercials, Bloopers, Behind-the-Scenes looks, and special surprises! Ernest sells things like ice cream, soft drinks, ... See full summary »
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>
The middle initial in Ernest P. Worrell fittingly stands for "Powertools". See more »
In the first exploding lantern sequence, the lantern has a diffuser bulb installed. When it launches into the air and crashes to the ground, the diffuser bulb has been shattered. Ernest carries it away, and in the next scene, the bulb is back in place on the lantern. See more »
Ernest P. Worrell:
My motto is, "I never met a bad kid."
Then let me introduce you to some. These misfits were selected by their ward leaders as most in need of help.
[they step over to the boys]
This here's the ringleader, Bobby Wayne. He's been in and out of institutions like this since he was eleven.
Since I was nine.
And this here's Crutchfield. Twelve years old and already a master thief.
[Hands back Ernest's wallet]
It's like a... gift or something.
Ernest P. Worrell:
[takes the wallet]
And here's Danny Simpson. He ...
[...] See more »
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.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?