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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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Hayley Tyson ...
David Müller ...
Col. Bradley Pierre Gullet (as David Muller)
Christo Davids ...
Jeffrey Pillars ...
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)
Peter Butler ...
Farouk Valley-Omar ...
Kibee (as Farouk Valley Omar)
Josh Cherry ...
Amanda Wilson ...
Tony Hawes ...
Gavin Barfield ...
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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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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 »

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Ernest P. Worrell: I learned CPR on Oprah!
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Follows Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) See more »

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Not the best Ernest but has its moments
24 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In this Ernest film, Ernest has a job picking up golf balls, it's a crappy occupation (still, beats scrubbing toilets) but Ernest loves every minute of it, thanks to his vivid imagination that keeps him in his own little world where he pretends the golf balls are mines and he's a war hero of some kind. His buddy Ben tells him that if he joins the army (the reserves to be precise), he'll become "Army People" and therefore be able to drive big trucks, cars and other such vehicles without ever having to leave the base and go into actual combat. Ernest hesitates but eventually agrees and he is finally able to display his…ahem…impressive driving. Things take an unexpected turn for our pal when his group of reserves are to be sent to a small country, Karifistan, that's about to be invaded by an evil, golf-loving dictator. So Ernest soon finds himself in a foreign land having the biggest, most challenging adventure of his life. The film starts off with a narrator telling the tale of the legend of the "Great American Warrior" who will come and save the people of Karifistan. It's instantly obvious the "Hero" in question is none other than Ernest himself who, by the end of the film, conveniently saves everyone, gets rid of the bad guys and even gets the girl…well, sort of. Ernest in the Army may not be as funny as, say, Ernest Goes to Camp but it's certainly quite fun to watch. The highlights include an accident involving some out-of-control gummy bears, Ernest's original pancake recipe and his struggle with an electric fence. The rubber-faced Jim Varney is as good as ever, expect plenty of Jim Carrey-esquire facial madness and stupidly funny one-liners. Of course, the film itself is low budget, contains mediocre acting, writing and directing (even though there are some surprisingly OK moments) but when Ernest is on the screen you can't help but smile and who cares if a film is good or not as long as it's funny? Overall, "connoisseurs" of Jim Varney's works will find lots to enjoy here (I did), others will probably cringe a lot and let out a couple of tight farts, know what I mean? Ehehehe...


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