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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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(as John Cherry)

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(screenplay) (as John Cherry), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Trilha do Bravo  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$23,509,382 (USA)
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Trivia

During the poker game, Ernest loses $5,100. See more »

Goofs

When Ernest first meets the "second chance boys", the boy with the yellow shirt's sunglasses disappear and reappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Tipton: Okay, one more chance, but your boys better get with the program. Know what I mean?
Ernest P. Worrell: Oh I know what you mean, sir, thank you.
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Connections

Referenced in Hookman 2 (2013) 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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The one that started it all.
7 October 2002 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

This was the first "Ernest" film, and I've been reading a lot of people's comments, how they're bashing this movie, and saying it wasn't good. I disagree. "Ernest Goes To Camp" is a great "Ernest" film. The plot is very solid, and Jim Varney's first theatrical movie as the dim witted Ernest P. Worrell was a LAUGH RIOT!!!! Varney did a great job in this film, and this was the movie that got me hooked into "Ernest" films in the first place.

Jim Varney Rules (I miss you!!)!


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