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Ernest in the Army (1998)

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Ernest joins the Army reserves so he can drive the bigrigs, but ends up being sent into combat!

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St. Ben Kovsky, aka 'Sarge' (as John Cherry)
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Farouk Valley-Omar ...
Kibee (as Farouk Valley Omar)
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Ernest P. Worrell is now in the military as a soldier. Once he begins, him and his team investigates a dictator who was responsible for the wars in the nearly village. Suddenly, Ernest finds a lost boy and has to keep him safe until his father recovers. Written by Bash

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America's Hero is Finally Back in Camp!

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Rated PG for mild innuendo and comic action | See all certifications »

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24 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Ernest Vai ao Exército  »

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Jim Varney's final appearance as Ernest P. Worrell. See more »

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Ernest P. Worrell: Poisoned barbed wire. A feeble attempt to frighten lesser minds.
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Referenced in How I Met Your Mother: Duel Citizenship (2009) See more »

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Give it up John Cherry!
22 May 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

After watching Ernest Goes to Africa, I never felt another Ernest movie would come out. What a visceral surprise to see this movie on the video shelves. Moronic and only occasionally funny, I was surprised they didn't do an Ernest in Space or something like that. Jim Varney should have stepped in and said something before this movie was made. I mean, if he was that hard up for money, why couldn't he ask the loyal Ernest fans of the world to help him. A sad pitiful chapter in the life of Ernest P. Worrel.


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