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Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

 -  Family | Comedy  -  22 May 1987 (USA)
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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 ... 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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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,509,382 (USA)
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The last film of Iron Eyes Cody. 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

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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LOST WITHOUT LOVE
Lyrics by Alice Keister
Music by Shane Keister
Performed by W.T. Davidson
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One of the best summer camp movie ever!
21 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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