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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

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

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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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Trivia

This was Linda Kash last Ernest Film. She was also in Ernest Rides again and Ernest goes to school. All three times she played a different character. See more »

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Referenced in How I Met Your Mother: Duel Citizenship (2009) See more »

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Painful To Watch.
7 October 2002 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

I never thought an "Ernest" movie could ever suck, but boy was I wrong about this movie. This "Ernest" installment totally flat-out SUCKED!! The plot was atrocious, and the movie as a whole was excrutiating to watch. I watched this one out of extreme boredom, and I hardly ever laughed while watching this (The day I saw this dreck sitting on the shelf at the iggle video rental area at the nearby Giant Eagle near my house, and renting it was one major mistake.). The movie was so bad, that I had to turn it off less than an hour into it (something I never had encountered with any other "Ernest" film).

Jim Varney is the high point of this dismal "Ernest" movie. His Hey You the Hindu character was funny, and the best part of the movie, the rest of it is well... crap.

Just stick to one of the other "Ernest" films, and stay away from this one. You will be disapointed.


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