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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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John Cadenhead ...
Bill Byrge ...
Bobby Tulip
Richard Woolf ...
Matt
Nick Victory ...
Mike
Alec Klapper ...
Joey
Steven Moriyon ...
Gregg
Daniel Butler ...
Esther Huston ...
Larry Black ...
Mayor Murdock
Denice Hicks ...
Elizabeth's Mother
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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

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11 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ernest Scared Stiff  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,453,132, 14 October 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,143,280
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Trivia

Some ideas the filmmakers and Disney/Touchstone had for the title of this movie they ended up not using were, "Ernest and the Curse", "Ernest and the Trolls", and "Ernest Scared Stiff". See more »

Goofs

Why would Old Lady Hackmore specifically tell Ernest how to release the troll? See more »

Quotes

Ernest P. Worrell: I never knew when to quit. Just ask my fourth grade teacher.
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Connections

Follows Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) 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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pure ernest
13 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Okay, I'll be the first to admit that the Ernest films aren't exactly Oscar-caliber movies... okay, they aren't even good movies by most peoples standards. BUT, the Ernest P. Worrell movies sure are fun, something that you can just let go and laugh at.

Ernest Scared Stupid is my favorite of these movies. It may be just because I used to watch it all the time when I was like 12 years old, but either way, I still like it. Right from the credits you can tell it is going to be hilarious. The troll makeup and costumes are very well done for an Ernest movie, and it keeps you entertained all the way through. I'm 20 years old and I can still watch this one until the very end. The real question is, when is somebody going to get off of their ass and put the late, great Jim Varney's entire Ernest collection out on DVD?

We're waiting... I know I'm not alone here... right?


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