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Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

Ernest unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ernest / Phineas Worrell
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Austin Nagler ...
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John Cadenhead ...
Bill Byrge ...
Richard Woolf ...
Nick Victory ...
Alec Klapper ...
Steven Moriyon ...
Daniel Butler ...
Esther Huston ...
Larry Black ...
Denice Hicks ...
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Storyline

Life could be pretty if there wasn't someone like Ernest P. Worrell on this planet. In this movie he helps to escape an evil troll out of his grave. That's the start of the end for the world. But... Ernest wouldn't be Ernest if he wasn't planning on saving all the people. This action doesn't make it any better. It's getting worse. Written by Evert Poppen

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

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11 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ernest Scared Stiff  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$14,143,280 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director John Cherry kept the animatronic head for the main antagonist, Trantor the troll. He used to keep it in his office, but had since given it to his son to display. See more »

Goofs

When the troll eats the shells from the Sherrif's gun, he only eats about five or six, yet he fires over twice that many. See more »

Quotes

Old Lady Hackmore: Listen to the last two lines of the troll's poem. There is one who can stop us if he will dare, With the heart of a child and a mother's care. So we need a heart,
[turns to Kenny and Elizabeth]
Old Lady Hackmore: a child's heart!
[laughs]
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Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah Chorus
from "The Messiah"
Composed by George Frideric Handel
Arranged by Louis Knatchbull
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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Ernest is the godfather of comedy....or something like that
24 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Ernest Scared Stupid is by far the best Ernest movie yet. Our lovable bumbling idiot has to save the day this time from a bunch of trolls. Sounds like a cheap horror flick plot, but once you factor in Ernest......its non stop side splitting Ernest P. Worrell action. I mean, it even has his faithful dog Rimshot in it. You can't go wrong with that.


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