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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 ...
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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24 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ernest Vai ao Exército  »

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Trivia

This was Jim Varney's final appearance as Ernest P. Worrell. According to Director John R. Cherry III's Autobiography, "Keeper of the Clown: My Life with Ernest", he had planned Varney to reprise his role in a planned film "Ernest the Pirate", where Ernest is somehow trapped on a pirate ship in the 1600's. However, Varney was so ill from lung cancer, Cherry couldn't bring himself to make him work on the film. Varney died two years later, which motivated Cherry to retire. Thus, officially ending the Ernest P. Worrell franchise. See more »

Quotes

Cindy: Are you a mirage?
Ernest P. Worrell: No ma'am, Southern Baptist.
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Follows Ernest's Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1992) See more »

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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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