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Ernest Rides Again (1993)

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Buffoonish Ernest and his dimwitted pal Abner unearth a huge cannon reputed to contain the crown jewels of England.

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Thug 1 (as Mitch Kosterman)
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Thug 2 (as George Joseph)
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Storyline

Ernest P. Worrell becomes a new adventurer along with his History Professor partner, Abner Melon. Once they team up together, they discover a really huge existing historical cannon and the crown jewels hidden near the jungle. Ernest must save the jewels especially, before a lousy mob keeps it. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for slapstick violence | See all certifications »

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12 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Chaos-Kanone  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The final Ernest movie to be released theatrically. The rest of the series went direct to video. See more »

Quotes

Abner: Ernest, are you dead?
Ernest: I guess I would be if I weren't just *that* close to being an actual cartoon.
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Crazy Credits

Right before the closing credits play, a short trailer for Ernest Goes to School (1994) (V) plays. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Pure Cinematic Genius
29 March 1999 | by (Ukraine) – See all my reviews

This film really exposes William Akers as the cinematic genius that he is. While on the surface the story of goofy Ernest may see superficial and desultory, Akers manages to delicately weave a thought provoking and life-changing story that tugs at your heart while keeping you at the edge of your seat.

I have seen the film many times and each time I am reminded what an amazingly durable and lasting work it is. It endures because of the underlying meaning - a man is faced with the choice of being a responsible person or simply following his emotional whims.

There is an Ernest in all of us.

10 out of 10!!


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