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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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(as John Cherry)

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

Also Known As:

A Trilha do Bravo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$23,509,382 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Petrocite, the mineral that the mining company is after, is fictional. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[the camp sign falls on Ernest]
Mr. Tipton: What happened?
Chief St. Cloud: Ernest broke the sign.
Mr. Tipton: Well, at least nobody was hurt.
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Connections

Referenced in Reba: The Two-Girl Theory (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

LOST WITHOUT LOVE
Lyrics by Alice Keister
Music by Shane Keister
Performed by W.T. Davidson
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Jim Varney Kicks Ass
28 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jim Varney was a good man and his movies are always funny and entertaining. Jim knew what the people wanted and put his soul into his movies. They are emotional, funny, and entertaining all at the same time. Jim was a movie god and his movies deserve nothing less than a 10 rating because they were more than excellent. R.I.P. Jim "Ernest" Varney


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