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Ernest Goes to Camp ()


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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... See more »

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Ernest P. Worrell
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Nurse St. Cloud
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Sherman Krader
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Old Indian 'Chief St. Cloud'
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Bronk Stinson (Foreman)
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Jake (Chef #1)
Daniel Butler ...
Eddie (Chef #2)
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Bobby Wayne
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Crutchfield
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Butch 'Bubba' Vargas
Danny Capri ...
Danny
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Moustafa 'Moose' Hakeem Jones
Todd Loyd ...
Chip Ozgood
Andrew Woodworth ...
Pennington
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Brooks
Jeffrey Buckner Ford ...
Mr. Eliott Blatz (Sherman Krader's Co-Worker) (as Buck Ford)
Larry Black ...
Mr. Tipton, the camp owner
Eddy Schumacher ...
Counselor Stennis
Hugh Sinclair ...
Counselor Sparks
Johnson West ...
Counselor Puckett
Jean Wilson ...
State Supervisor
Mac Bennett ...
Technician #1
John Astor Brown ...
Technician #2 (as John Brown)
Robert Green Benson III ...
Camper #1 (as Robert G. Benson III)
Adam Ruff ...
Camper #2
Michael Chappelear ...
Camper #3
Lance Bridgesmith ...
Camper #4
Paulo Deleon ...
Young Indian Brave
Harvey Godwin Jr. ...
Brave's Father
Jeff Standing Bear ...
Medicine Man
Ivan Green ...
Mr. Stewart
Christian Haas ...
Molly Stewart
Brenda Haynes ...
Mrs. Stewart
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Miner (uncredited)
Mike Hutchinson ...
Miner with Walkie-Talkie (uncredited)

Directed by

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John R. Cherry III ... (as John Cherry)

Written by

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John R. Cherry III ... (screenplay) (as John Cherry) and
Coke Sams ... (screenplay)
 
Steve Leasure ... (additional dialogue)
 
Glenn Petach ... (additional dialogue)

Produced by

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Martin Erlichman ... executive producer
Elmo Williams ... executive producer
Stacy Williams ... producer

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Shane Keister

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Harry Mathias
Jim May

Film Editing by

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Marshall Harvey

Editorial Department

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Christopher Ellis ... assistant editor
Zoe Wells ... assistant editor
Marsha Jo Karioth ... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Dan Muscarella ... color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Hank McCann

Art Direction by

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Kathy Emily Cherry ... (as Kathy Cherry)

Set Decoration by

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Kathy Emily Cherry ... (as Kathy Cherry)

Makeup Department

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Karen Duncan ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Norma Gerson ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Carol Sue Byron ... unit manager
Eric Merklein ... post-production supervisor
Miguel Ángel Poveda ... post-production supervisor
Tara Sad ... unit production manager
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

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Patrice Leung ... first assistant director
Sandra Mayo ... second assistant director
Coke Sams ... second unit director
Jeff Shirk ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Kathy Emily Cherry ... property master (as Kathy Cherry)
Robert Tanenbaum ... movie poster artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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James Austin ... re-recording mixer
Brian Banks ... special sound effects
Mark Berger ... supervising re-recording mixer
Todd Boekelheide ... re-recording mixer
William C. Carruth ... supervising sound editor
Mark Curry ... special sound effects
Nick Hammond ... boom operator (as Nicholas Hammond)
Peter F. Kurland ... boom operator
Anthony Marinelli ... special sound effects
Rich Schirmer ... sound mixer
Karen Spangenberg ... dialogue editor
Frank Serafine ... sound designer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jaime Bird ... special effects consultant

Stunts

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Ken Blazer ... stunts
Doc Duhame ... stunts
Norman Max Maxwell ... stunts
Keith Tellez ... stunt coordinator
William Yarbrough Jr. ... stunts
Debi Derryberry ... stunts (uncredited)

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Steve Anderson ... dolly grip
Terry Arthur ... key grip
Bobby Earnhardt ... best boy
Beth Gwinn ... still photographer
V. Racimo ... still photographer
Larry Robertson ... gaffer
George Stephenson ... camera operator
Mark Van Loon ... photographer: second unit
John Earl Burnett ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Armanda Costanza ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Holly Heinzmann ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Jamie Maxtone-Graham ... second assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ann Payne ... costume supervisor

Music Department

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Rick McCollister ... music recording engineer
Robert Randles ... music supervisor
Emilie Robertson ... music editor
Rich Schirmer ... music recording engineer
Bill Whittington ... music recording engineer
Skip SoRelle ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

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Loolee DeLeon ... production coordinator
Laura Gary ... studio teacher
Carla Hall ... unit publicist
Jorn Hall ... script supervisor
Coke Sams ... creative consultant
Dawn Shepherd ... unit publicist
Sandy Stoller ... script supervisor: second unit
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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.

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Also Known As
  • La batalla del campamento (Spain)
  • A Trilha do Bravo (Brazil)
  • Ernest et les joyeuses colonies (Canada, French title)
  • Эрнест едет в лагерь (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Barafunda no Acampamento (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 92 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $6,171,957, 25 May 1987

Did You Know?

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Trivia Varney himself sang the song "Gee I'm Glad It's Raining" in a single take. Reportedly, when he finished performing the song, there wasn't a single dry eye on set. See more »
Goofs When Ernest is fighting the foreman, at one point his hat is knocked off his head, but it is back on in the next shot. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Ernest Saves Christmas (2009). See more »
Soundtracks GEE I'M GLAD IT'S RAININ' See more »
Quotes [Ernest is getting his shots and is in pain]
Ernest P. Worrell: I did it! I took the Lindbergh baby! I am 'Josef Mengele' qv! AAAHHH!
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