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 employee, while Ernest undergoes Nash's sentence to the electric chair. But instead of killing him, the electrocution gives Ernest superhuman powers, enabling him to escape from jail and foil Nash's attempt to rob the bank. Written by
Mark Hettler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Guilty of Maximum Fun in the First Degree!
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There were a few extended and deleted scenes that were not featured in the original version of the movie, but were in some made-for-TV versions. 1. There was an extended scene where Ernest was washing himself in a washing machine, and was staggering after he stepped out. 2. A scene where Ernest was trying to sneak out of jail and was found by the searchlights. Then, he was making shadow puppets. 3. An extended scene where Nash (as Ernest) was in Mr. Penalsmythe's office negotiating the clerk job. 4. A deleted scene where Ernest was working as a bank clerk. See more
The pan lid flies into Ernest's face in the restaurant with its handle towards him. When he pulls it off, the handle is facing away from him. See more
Ernest P. Worrell
Real men are not intimidated by physical threats against their personal selves, and, ironically, neither am I.
Music and Lyrics by Bruce Arntson
Performed by Bruce Arntson See more