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 <email@example.com>
Guilty of Maximum Fun in the First Degree!
Did You Know?
Of all the famously eccentric actors whom Ernest imitates at a mirror in jail, Sylvester Stallone
is the only actor who was not a classic one at the time. He is the only actor who was still alive and who was still acting in movies during and after the time this movie was made. 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
This guy is better off in jail.
Referenced in Ernest in the Army
Music and Lyrics by Bruce Arntson
Performed by Bruce Arntson See more