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 »
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 »
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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>
Several items in Ernest's cabin - alligator puppet, picture of his mother (also portrayed by Jim Varney) - were all used on commercials Jim Varney did in the early 1980s. See more »
When the ladder falls over backwards with Ernest in the beginning, you can see he jumps off screen before it hits the ground. You also see that he wasn't very high off the ground. Maybe 3-4 feet. See more »
Ernest goes to camp was released in 1987 to not so good reviews. That didn't stop people from going to the theater. The film brought in nearly 25 million domestically. That's pretty good considering the film cost only 3 million to make. This movie might not be award winning, but if truly watched, you'll find that Ernest P. Worrell isn't as annoying after all. He can be funny at times. The story isn't all that bad for being written by unknowns. It involves Ernest, a goofball counselor who must save his camp from being destroyed by miners with the help of some juvenile kids. It's more interesting than it sounds. Give it a try, you'll know in the first 15 minutes whether it's your kind of movie or not.
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