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Ernest Rides Again (1993)

Buffoonish Ernest and his dimwitted pal Abner unearth a huge cannon reputed to contain the crown jewels of England.

Director:

John R. Cherry III (as John Cherry)

Writers:

John R. Cherry III (as John Cherry), William M. Akers

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Varney ... Ernest
Ron James Ron James ... Abner (as Ron K. James)
Tom Butler ... Dr. Glencliff
Linda Kash ... Nan
Duke Ernsberger Duke Ernsberger ... Frank
Jeffrey Pillars Jeffrey Pillars ... Joe
Dave 'Squatch' Ward Dave 'Squatch' Ward ... Construction Worker 1
Dee Jay Jackson ... Construction Worker 2
Charles Siegel Charles Siegel ... Chancellor
Alf Humphreys ... Surgeon (as Alf Humphries)
Lillian Carlson ... Receptionist
Mitchell Kosterman ... Thug 1 (as Mitch Kosterman)
George Josef George Josef ... Thug 2 (as George Joseph)
Tony Morelli Tony Morelli ... Thug 3
Alan Robertson ... Head Man
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Storyline

Ernest P. Worrell becomes a new adventurer along with his History Professor partner, Abner Melon. Once they team up together, they discover a really huge existing historical cannon and the crown jewels hidden near the jungle. Ernest must save the jewels especially, before a lousy mob keeps it. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Family | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for slapstick violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Chaos-Kanone See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$905,010, 14 November 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,450,029
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Emshell Producers See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Emshell Producers had this film in production at the same time as Ernest Goes to School (1994) . See more »

Goofs

While Dr. Glencliff and his men are struggling to remove the crown from Ernest's head, the crown is noticeably wobbling, despite supposedly being stuck. See more »

Quotes

Ernest: [as Dr. Glencliff's Cadillac is approaching Ernest, Abner, and the cannon from the distance] Oh, no, it's that crazy doctor in the Batmobile!
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Crazy Credits

Right before the closing credits play, a short trailer for Ernest Goes to School (1994) (V) plays. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version available for streaming on Amazon Prime includes the short ''Mr. Bill Goes to Washington'' before the film. See more »

Connections

Followed by Ernest in the Army (1998) See more »

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Ernest Saves the Day Again!
29 April 2006 | by NojaaSee all my reviews

This ranks among my most favorite of "Ernest" movies. The bumbling janitor Ernest P. Worrel (Jim Varney)and his wishy-washy, history-professor friend, Abner Melon (Ron James), stumble upon an old revolutionary-war cannon known as "Goliath," that Abner has been searching for his whole life. Unbeknownst to them, other people are also interested in the cannon because it contains the crown jewels of England: a history professor and Abner's boss, who moonlights as a crime boss, and an British secret agent who wants to recover the jewels for England.

As the other reviewer stated, "Ernest Rides Again" is a bit more serious in plot, but it is filled with laughs nevertheless, especially in the scenes where Varney plays against straight-man Ron James. Don't miss the hilarious canon "chase" scenes! The relative seriousness of the plot makes the laughs that much funnier. Definitely a "must see," especially for those who have never seen an "Ernest" movie!


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