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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 »

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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,509,382
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Victoria Racimo and Jean Wilson were the film's only female cast members. See more »

Goofs

When Ernest is driving the school buses at the beginning of the movie, the buses change back and forth from a Ford to an International Harvester Loadstar several times. See more »

Quotes

Ernest P. Worrell: You see these hands? Huh? Huh? You see them? If I put them in my pockets I will be arrested for concealing lethal weapons.
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Alternate Versions

In the Touchstone DVD re-release, the credits have been re-digitized from the old red font to a new, fancier one. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Expendables (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

BRAVE HEARTS
Lyrics by Alice Keister
Music by Shane and Aaron Keister
Performed by Gary Chapman
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The one that started it all.
7 October 2002 | by dootussSee all my reviews

This was the first "Ernest" film, and I've been reading a lot of people's comments, how they're bashing this movie, and saying it wasn't good. I disagree. "Ernest Goes To Camp" is a great "Ernest" film. The plot is very solid, and Jim Varney's first theatrical movie as the dim witted Ernest P. Worrell was a LAUGH RIOT!!!! Varney did a great job in this film, and this was the movie that got me hooked into "Ernest" films in the first place.

Jim Varney Rules (I miss you!!)!


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