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Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)

PG  |   |  Family, Comedy  |  September 1997 (Portugal)
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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 Pereira ...
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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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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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Don't Listen to Them! It's NOT That Bad! In Fact, It's GOOD!
24 March 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

I hate that this will be the last Ernest film ever made by Jim Varney. I hate that we will never get to hear him talk to Vern, his ornery and uptight (and invisible) neighbor. I hate that people hate this flick, but it's not as bad as they say.

Ernest attempts to win the heart of a pretty waitress by gifting her with an artifact, which unbeknownst to Ernest holds Magickal powers.

This is truly funny, and an Ernest classic. Face it. They only say they hate it because it strays a bit from the classic Ernest formula.

This film is quite endearing, as much so as the best of them.

It rates a 6.4/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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