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Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)

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The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernest P. Worrel / Hey You, the Hindu / Auntie Nelda / African Woman dancer
Jamie Bartlett ...
Claire Marshall ...
Betty, Rene's serving mate
Washington Xisolo ...
Robert Whitehead ...
Zane Meas ...
Charles Pillai ...
Sello Sebotsane ...
Frank Opperman ...
Thug #1
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Thug #2
Ian Yule ...
David Germond ...


The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, and doesn't think that Ernest fits the bill. After the bad guys come looking for the stolen diamonds and kidnap Rene, all of her fantasies come true as Ernest has to go to Africa to rescue her. Written by Anonymous

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And Africa Will Never Be The Same!


Family | Comedy

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Rated PG for language, some mild violence and brief sexual innuendo | See all certifications »

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September 1997 (Portugal)  »

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Ernest Afrikassa  »

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At one point, Earnest mentions a (fictional) movie called "Illinois Smith and the Curse of Hitler's Brain". The Indiana Jones reference is obvious, but there was actually a movie called They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968). See more »


References Psycho (1960) See more »

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A Very Funny Ernest Adventure-KnowhatImean?
8 December 2002 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

ERNEST GOES TO AFRICA is the BEST ERNEST movie since ERNEST GOES TO JAIL. I mean, Each ERNEST flick was worth watching just to see the multi-talented Jim Varney playing loveable goofball ERNEST P. WORRELL... but when it comes to the most laughs, AFRICA is one of the best. Perhaps one of the funniest moments I have ever seen in an ERNEST flick was in this one where he walks up to an African tribe with the woman he longs for and says, "Let me take care of this, You have to know how to talk to these people!" He then proceeds to talk some Ernest Jibberish for a few seconds until the tribe leader knocks him out with his cane! Simply Hilarious!!! Even the very opening of the film where ERNEST mimics a bunch of Animals with his rubberface and funny voices will have you laughing from the get-go! I sure am gonna miss seeing any new goofy hijinx for our good buddy ERNEST. Star, Jim Varney was sadly taken from this lifetime too early at the age of 50 due to Lung Cancer. Thankfully his performances will Live on Forever on DVD! I think John Cherry and Coke Sams need to make the 10th and Final ERNEST Film: ERNEST GOES TO HEAVEN which would be a bio-pic about the real life of the man who played our good buddy Ernest. God Bless ya Jim!

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