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Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)

PG | | Family, Comedy | 29 July 1997 (USA)
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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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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Rated PG for language, some mild violence and brief sexual innuendo | See all certifications »

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At one point, Ernest 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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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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