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Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 22 May 1987 (USA)
Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents as well as stop a shady strip mining company from closing the camp.

Director:

John R. Cherry III (as John Cherry)

Writers:

John R. Cherry III (screenplay) (as John Cherry), Coke Sams (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Varney ... Ernest P. Worrell
Victoria Racimo ... Nurse St. Cloud
John Vernon ... Sherman Krader
Iron Eyes Cody ... Old Indian 'Chief St. Cloud'
Lyle Alzado ... Bronk Stinson (Foreman)
Gailard Sartain ... Jake (Chef #1)
Daniel Butler Daniel Butler ... Eddie (Chef #2)
Patrick Day ... Bobby Wayne
Scott Menville ... Crutchfield
Jacob Vargas ... Butch 'Bubba' Vargas
Danny Capri Danny Capri ... Danny
Hakeem Abdul-Samad ... Moustafa 'Moose' Hakeem Jones
Todd Loyd Todd Loyd ... Chip Ozgood
Andrew Woodworth Andrew Woodworth ... Pennington
Richard Speight Jr. ... Brooks
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Storyline

At the beginning Ernest gets a shot by Miss. St.cloud then they get a group of kids from a institution. Then Ernest becomes a camp counselor. Later on Ernest gets bit by fire ants at a picnic with Nurse St.cloud and the Chief which is Miss. St.clouds Grandfather. Then The Chief is tricked into selling the camp by Krader Mining company. Then Ernest gets beat up and Miss. St.cloud patches him up. Then he saves Kamp Kikike which is where they live and they become a year round camp.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Trilha do Bravo See more »

Filming Locations:

Burns, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,171,957, 25 May 1987

Gross USA:

$23,509,382

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,509,382
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the poker game, Ernest loses $5,100. See more »

Goofs

When the ladder falls over backwards with Ernest in the beginning, you can see he jumps off screen before it hits the ground. You also see that he wasn't very high off the ground. Maybe 3-4 feet. See more »

Quotes

Ernest P. Worrell: No. I-I can't eat on an empty stomach.
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Alternate Versions

The version that aired on NBC's The Wonderful World of Disney is divided into two parts, with part 2 starting with Ernest talking to his turtle. The closing credits of this version are also different, airing with the Kamp Kikakee logo painted on a wooden post in the background and the instrumental theme/Indian chant that aired during the start of the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Reba: The Two-Girl Theory (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

BRAVE HEARTS
Lyrics by Alice Keister
Music by Shane and Aaron Keister
Performed by Gary Chapman
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A Classic Ernest film
20 December 1999 | by gentzler4See all my reviews

This was the movie that made me grow to love Ernest films and the Ernest character in paticular. That was back in the 80's when I was little and I'm 15 now and still love his movies. His movies are considered silly and even stupid yet it still seems to make you laugh. This was probably my favorite of the Ernest films and it was the first of his many flicks that he made, they seemed to have put a lot of time into it.Though Ernest is often portrayed as clumsy and childish, this film shows an emotional side of Ernest in his pursuit of needing friends and trying to do the right thing to save the camp. This movie also holds a very good plot that will keep you watching it. This is indeed one of his best movies yet and you'll want to watch it again and again with family and friends. If your a fan of Ernest and have not yet seen this film (which I hope you have),then you don't know what your missing, see it!


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