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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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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)
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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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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 »

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Ernest P. Worrell: I am poultry in motion.
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Follows Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1986) See more »

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A Disappointment
30 May 2012 | by (Ladson, SC) – See all my reviews

"Ernest in the Army" should have been hilarious, but sadly, it doesn't feel like a movie about him, just an army movie that happens to have Ernest in it. It's okay, not a major letdown, but you'd think a comedy about a bumbling idiot in the Army, especially when it's Ernest P. Worrell, would be a laugh riot. That is not the case. Sure, it has some predictably funny moments, but they are few and far between. Even the army itself (as depicted in this film) just feels very ordinary. The dramatic subplot involving the black street kid is unnecessary and feels tacked-on.

** out of ****


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