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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

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Ernest / Phineas Worrell
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Austin Nagler ...
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Jonas Moscartolo ...
John Cadenhead ...
Bill Byrge ...
Richard Woolf ...
Nick Victory ...
Alec Klapper ...
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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

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11 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ernest Scared Stiff  »

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$14,143,280 (USA)
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Trivia

This is the last Ernest film to show Ernest's dog Rimshot. See more »

Goofs

When Kenny and his friends enter the store on the bikes, Jimmy the employee calls Kenny "Kenny Barton" even though he knows that his last name is "Binder" in the film. See more »

Quotes

Ernest P. Worrell: [about the troll] It looked like a great big Mr. Potato Head only it was the size of a watermelon!
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Connections

Follows Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) 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 vs. troll
14 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Ernest (Jim Varney) gets into trouble when he builds a treehouse for the neighborhood kid and accidentally digs up an ugly, evil troll who hates all children and shows it by promptly turning the kids helping Ernest into wooden sculptures. Ernest Scared Stupid is overall one of the better Ernest movies, I found it to be stupid and harmless Halloween fun.


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