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Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

PG | | Family, Comedy | 22 May 1987 (USA)
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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Family | Comedy

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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

Famous Muppet movie maker, Jim Henson makes a cameo as one of Krader's miners. See more »

Goofs

When the second chance boys unravel the gauze on Ernest with the bus, a section is pulled taught in front of a group of them, however, it remains stationary as the bus is supposed to be pulling it. See more »

Quotes

Crutchfield: That sure was some rap Chief was putting on for us.
Chip Ozgood: Do you think it's true?
Bobby Wayne: Well you wouldn't catch me standing around letting some Indian throw knives at me.
Crutchfield: Whack!
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Connections

References The A-Team (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

HAPPY TOGETHER
Written by 'Garry Bonner (I)' and Alan Gordon
Performed by the 2nd-Chance Kamp Kikikee Boys
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11 August 2000 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

Sometimes, a film made for the childish audience can transcend time and generations and become widely accepted by all. Rocketman with Harland Williams did, and i believe that so has Ernest Goes To Camp. There is just a serious enough a theme to the film of the heartless land developer trying to drive the low earning camp off the property, but Jim Varney manages to keep it silly enough to be entertaining. This film has some great moments, and it is worth the *now* retail price of like $5-8 just to see the fashions these kids in the late 80's wore. Also, being 17 now, i grew up at the same time as this film. Look out for the song i'm awfully glad it's raining sung by Varney. It makes me teary everytime i hear it.


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