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Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)

PG | | Comedy, Family | Video 29 July 1997
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The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, ... See full summary »

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John R. Cherry III (as John Cherry)

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John R. Cherry III (as John Cherry)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Varney ... Ernest P. Worrel / Hey You, the Hindu / Auntie Nelda / African Woman dancer
Linda Kash ... Rene Loomis
Jamie Bartlett ... Mr. Thompson
Clare Marshall Clare Marshall ... Betty, Rene's serving mate (as Claire Marshall)
Washington Xisolo Washington Xisolo ... Sinkatutu Chief
Robert Whitehead Robert Whitehead ... Prince Kazim
Zane Meas Zane Meas ... Jameen
Charles Pillai Charles Pillai ... Kareem
Sello Sebotsane Sello Sebotsane ... Bazoo (Thompson's Thug)
Frank Opperman Frank Opperman ... Dobbs
Dan Robbertse Dan Robbertse ... Thug #1
Frank Pereira Frank Pereira ... Thug #2
Tony Caprari Tony Caprari ... Weasel
Ian Yule ... Ol' Man At Flea Market
David Germond David Germond ... Stealing Man
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Storyline

The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, and doesn't think that Ernest fits the bill. After the bad guys come looking for the stolen diamonds and kidnap Rene, all of her fantasies come true as Ernest has to go to Africa to rescue her. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

And Africa Will Never Be The Same!

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, some mild violence and brief sexual innuendo | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ernest Goes to Africa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Emshell Producers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This Ernest film has been on DVD four times. First Look Studios released it on October 1, 2002. Mill Creek Entertainment re-released it on October 31, 2006 as part of the "Ultimate Ernest" and "Essential Ernest Collection" DVD box sets. Image Entertainment released it on June 5, 2012 as part of "Ernest's Wacky Adventures Volume 2" which features Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album (1983). Image re-released it on October 1, 2013 as part of the "Ernest Triple Feature" along with Ernest Goes to School (1994) and Ernest in the Army (1998). See more »

Quotes

Rene Loomis: my butt is roasting.
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Connections

Follows Ernest's Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1992) See more »

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Good Ernest humor. Bad movie.
3 August 2002 | by Clouds-3See all my reviews

I saw this on WAM last night and had to see it. As another viewer said, there were flashes of pure brilliance so in contrast with the bad plot. Basically all the Ernest humor was really good. Anything having to do with Africa was bad. Sometimes, it wasn't clear whether the filmmakers knew the difference between Africa and India, as Indian accents abounded. Jamie Bartlett was also an excellent villain. Somehow seeing him yell the standard, "You fools!" at his henchmen gave a kind of satisfaction you don't normally get from a B-movie villain. Regardless, it was an Ernest movie, thus stupid by definition. If you like Varney's characters (Ernest/Hey You/etc[you shouldn't know about all of them]) then you should definitely see this movie.


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