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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

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

The first Ernest movie to not feature actors Gailard Sartain, Bill Byrge, Mike Hutchinson, Mike Montgomery or Daniel Butler. 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

Abner: Look, consider the ramifications!
Ernest: We don't have any ramifications, all we've got is this cannon!
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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

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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One Of Varney's Best In ''Ernest' Series
7 June 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was probably one of the better "Ernest" movies in that it moves fast which means it's pretty entertaining without being too stupid, as some of Jim Varney movies were. However, even this you can except a lot of "stupid" but some of that is part of Varney's charm as the lovable "Ernest P. Worrell," a man he made famous first with TV commercials and then with a handful of inane-but- Innocent comedies.

This 100-minute film would have much better chopped to 80 or 85 because there are some legitimate laugh-out-loud scenes. Varney does a lot of impressions, some of which are very good. The two nerdy salesmen in here are also funny. As with all the "Ernest" films, there is nothing really offensive in here. Today, this could almost be rated "G."


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