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 »
A group of juvenile criminals is sent for vacation to Kamp Kikakee. The clumsy Ernest has to care for them, although he doesn't even know how to take care of himself. The other children at ... See full summary »
Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank ... See full summary »
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
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 »
While this movie does have a bit of a darker feel, it is still a good one. I know it has been said that every other actor-besides Varney-were C movie actors. Well, maybe, maybe not. I think it's because Varney has a way of stealing a scene or a show and overshadowing every one. My favorite character-besides Ernest-came out. Good old bitter, Auntie Nelda. She's always fun to watch. Hey, You the Hindu cracked me up and was the first time I've seen that character. But what really took the cake was Varney dressed up as a Harem Girl and dancing to the beat of his own drum. But, 'she' catches the eye of the prince and, not knowing that the Harem Girl is really a man-Varney, the prince kisses 'her'. I laughed so hard especially when the camera got a close up of Varney doing his 'Eewwwww' face. I have to say, Varney doesn't look bad in a blond wig and false lashes. It also got me to wondering, since Varney and Robin Williams were friends, did Varney's character, Auntie Nelda inspire Robin's character, "Mrs. Doubtfire"? Coincidence? They do resemble one another quite well. I do wish that 'Ernest the Pirate' was finished. I would've loved to add that to my large 'Jim Varney' collection. I'm happy about my array of Ernest movies and sad as well because I know there will be no more and I have to be satisfied with all the Ernest movies and Jim Varney movies I have. And no, I will NOT resort to watching the 'New Ernest'. That would be an insult to the 'Real Ernest'. It's like a slap in the face to Varney. I recommend watching this movie but I will say this: it isn't for small children. Teenagers are OK. No, there's no bad language or crude, sexual content. But there is the deal with the rhino named Dorothy who takes the heads off the goons, which you don't see but it's implied. And there is an implication of cannibalism. So, no not for the younger crowd. It is rated PG, so adults have to decide if their kids can watch it. I love it! I'm a sucker for anything Ernest.
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