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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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Ernest P. Worrel / Hey You, the Hindu / Auntie Nelda / African Woman dancer
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Betty, Rene's serving mate
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Frank Opperman ...
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Frank Pereira ...
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Tony Caprari ...
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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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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 »

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The best of the series that unfortunately won't continue
21 April 2000 | by (Yucaipa,CA) – See all my reviews

Many people might say that this 8th installment of the Ernest P. Worrell franchise is totally lame, but they're just idiots cause in my opinion this is the best of the now completed series due to the passing of Jim Varney at age 50. This time Ernest tries to win the heart of a waitress by giving her a gift. What Ernest doesn't know is that the gift is an artifact from an African tribe. Ernest and his girlfriend Rene(Linda Kash.)are then taken to Africa by a guy who wants the "gift" because of it's worth. Ernest and Rene escape and travel through The Dark Continent meeting new friends and enemies along the way. Exciting, great story, acting, and o.k. humor. ****1/2 out of *****.


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