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Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 22 May 1987 (USA)
Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents as well as stop a shady strip mining company from closing the camp.

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Storyline

At the beginning Ernest gets a shot by Miss. St.cloud then they get a group of kids from a institution. Then Ernest becomes a camp counselor. Later on Ernest gets bit by fire ants at a picnic with Nurse St.cloud and the Chief which is Miss. St.clouds Grandfather. Then The Chief is tricked into selling the camp by Krader Mining company. Then Ernest gets beat up and Miss. St.cloud patches him up. Then he saves Kamp Kikike which is where they live and they become a year round camp.

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Comedy | Family

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22 May 1987 (USA)  »

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A Trilha do Bravo  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,171,957 (USA) (25 May 1987)

Gross:

$23,509,382 (USA)
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Trivia

Varney himself sang the song "Gee I'm Glad It's Raining" in a single take. Reportedly, when he finished performing the song, there wasn't a single dry eye on set. See more »

Goofs

When Ernest is driving the school buses at the beginning of the movie, the buses change back and forth from a Ford to an International Harvester Loadstar several times. See more »

Quotes

Ernest P. Worrell: Somethin' burnin'? Ayyy-EWW!
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Connections

Followed by Ernest in the Army (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

DOING TIME
Lyrics by Alice Keister
Music by Shane Keister
Performed by Jackie Welch
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the funniest of the ernest films.
23 July 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is by far, the funniest ernest p. worrell flicks ever. What I still like about it, its that not only is it heartwarming and rejuvenated; but from the series itself, this is the only normal one I consider funny. I know its slapstick comedy when Ernest gets squash from a coke machine or when he is flying from the toliet; but at least he's not chasing trolls, playing basketball, in the army, in africa, in jail, saving santa, or worse yet, school. I can't go any farther than this, but this is the only ernest flick that I will only watch, and still like until the day I die.


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