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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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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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This Ernest film has been on DVD four times. First Look Studios released it on October 1, 2002. Mill Creek Entertainment re-released it on October 31, 2006 as part of the "Ultimate Ernest" and "Essential Ernest Collection" DVD box sets. Image Entertainment released it on June 5, 2012 as part of "Ernest's Wacky Adventures Volume 2" which features Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album (1983). Image re-released it on October 1, 2013 as part of the "Ernest Triple Feature" along with Ernest Goes to School (1994) and Ernest in the Army (1998). See more »

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Hey, You. It's Ernest
25 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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