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Ernest in the Army (1998)

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

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Gen. Rodney Lincoln (as Jeff Pillars)
Duke Ernsberger ...
Ivan D. Lucas ...
Pres. Almar Habib Tufuti (as Ivan Lucas)
John R. Cherry III ...
Sgt. Ben Kovsky, aka 'Sarge' (as John Cherry)
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Farouk Valley-Omar ...
Kibee (as Farouk Valley Omar)
Josh Cherry ...
Amanda Wilson ...
Tony Hawes ...
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David Trengrove ...
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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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Family | Comedy

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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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Trivia

Along with Mr Bean and Pee wee Herman, Ernest P Worrell is considered to be one of the greatest family entertainers of all time. See more »

Quotes

Ernest P. Worrell: Gosh Ben, you never let me do anything, ever since we were kids.
Sarge: I let you do stuff.
Ernest P. Worrell: What kind of stuff?
Sarge: ...Stuff.
Ernest P. Worrell: Well okay, stuff, but you never let drive.
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A good "Ernest" film.
7 October 2002 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

Wow!! I never thought they could pull off another good "Ernest" movie after that horrible "Ernest Goes To Africa", but they did. In this installment, Ernest P. Worrell is a nit wit recruit in the army who goes to the front lines, and of course like other "Ernest" movies a LOT of hilarious stuff happens in the process!!

Jim Varney pulls off another great performance as Ernest in what would be the last "Ernest" film, and one of Jim Varney's last projects (He died a few years later. I was sad when he died.). I recommend this one to any die-hard "Ernest" fan.


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