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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.

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(as John Cherry)

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(story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ernest P. Worrell / Aster Clement / Auntie Nelda / The Snake Guy
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Oliver Clark ...
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Harmony (as Noëlle Parker)
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Bill Byrge ...
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Beecher Martin ...
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George Kaplan ...
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Storyline

An obnoxious and bumbling but well-meaning man attempts to help Santa Claus find a successor. Failure wouild mean that there would be no Christmas. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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A holiday comedy unlike any other! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chaotische Weihnachten  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,202,109 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Jim Varney was asked why this movie received a PG rating he replied unusually cruelty to reindeer's. See more »

Goofs

When Ernest runs away from the conveyor belt he says "have a nice day" but his mouth doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

Ernest P. Worell: No, there's only one person authorized to operate this sack. His big, red, oneness: The Claus.
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Crazy Credits

(closing wishes) Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! KnoWhutImean? See more »

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Brings back memories.
10 November 2003 | by (Ithaca, NY) – See all my reviews

I am 16. When I was younger, I would watch this movie all the time at Christmas. This, along with A Christmas Story and (Clark Griswold's) Christmas Vacation are the traditional Christmas movies. It didn't get very high ratings, but these people are looking for action and intrigue, not just good holiday laughs. I suggest you find a copy for your children.


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