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>
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 »
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 »
[Krader has come to kill Ernest with his rifle. He points his rifle at Ernest and has him dead in the crosshairs]
Nurse St. Cloud:
If he had faith in The Great One, the knife would not cut him.
[Krader fires and inexplicably misses, much his his own and Ernest's surprise. He moves closer and aims again]
Nurse St. Cloud:
If he had courage; *true* courage, the rock would not break him.
[Krader fires again and misses. He moves closer and targets Ernest again]
Nurse St. Cloud:
If the brave was pure of heart, the arrow could not catch ...
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Wacky and undeniably funny, the Ernest movies are one of a kind. No other movie series can capture the same level of fun slapstick hijinks and goofiness of the Ernest series, not even the POLICE ACADEMY movies.
When I first saw this movie, I didn't think much of it. I didn't think it was a bad movie, but I didn't think that it was a good movie either. However, after seeing the movie a second time, I grew to appreciate the crazy antics of Ernest and he instantly became one of my favorite movie characters.
It is in ERNEST GOES TO CAMP that Ernest is at his best. The movie contains some hilarious scenes between Ernest and the campers, which help make this one of the best summer camp movies ever. Jim Varney, possibly the most underrated actor of the 1990s, was able to create such a unique and interesting character with this movie that it is really hard to dislike Ernest. There is a little Ernest in us all. Rest in peace, Jim Varney. Your legacy lives on!
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