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Ernest in the Army (1998)

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Ernest joins the Army reserves so he can drive the bigrigs, but ends up being sent into combat!

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John R. Cherry III (as John Cherry)

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Jeffrey Pillars (screenplay), Joseph Dattorre (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Varney ... Pvt. Ernest P. Worrell / Army Captain / Arab on Quicksand
Hayley Tyson ... Cindy Swanson
David Müller David Müller ... Col. Bradley Pierre Gullet (as David Muller)
Christo Davids Christo Davids ... Ben-Ali (Lost Desert Boy)
Jeffrey Pillars Jeffrey Pillars ... Gen. Rodney Lincoln (as Jeff Pillars)
Duke Ernsberger Duke Ernsberger ... Barnes, the General's Aide
Ivan D. Lucas Ivan D. Lucas ... Pres. Almar Habib Tufuti (as Ivan Lucas)
John R. Cherry III John R. Cherry III ... Sgt. Ben Kovsky, aka 'Sarge' (as John Cherry)
Peter Butler ... Ali Tenbu
Farouk Valley-Omar ... Kibee (as Farouk Valley Omar)
Josh Cherry Josh Cherry ... Corp. Davis
Amanda Wilson Amanda Wilson ... Pretty Woman
Tony Hawes Tony Hawes ... Mr. Beetleman
Gavin Barfield Gavin Barfield ... Frank Williams - Anchor
David Trengrove David Trengrove ... Blostrand
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Storyline

Ernest P. Worrell is now in the military as a soldier. Once he begins, him and his team investigates a dictator who was responsible for the wars in the nearly village. Suddenly, Ernest finds a lost boy and has to keep him safe until his father recovers. Written by Bash

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America's Hero is Finally Back in Camp!

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Family | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild innuendo and comic action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ernest Vai ao Exército See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

This Ernest film has been on DVD four times. First Look Studios released it on October 1, 2002 with "Your World As I See It" as its Bonus feature. Mill Creek Entertainment re-released it on October 31, 2006 as part of the "Maximum Ernest" and "Essential Ernest Collection" DVD box sets. Image Entertainment released it on June 5, 2012 as part of "Ernest's Wacky Adventures Volume 1". Image re-released it on October 1, 2013 as part of the "Ernest Triple Feature" along with Ernest Goes to School (1994) and Ernest Goes to Africa (1997). See more »

Goofs

The film's working title ''Stormin' Ernest'' is listed near the end of the closing credits instead of where ''Ernest in the Army'' would normally be. See more »

Quotes

Ernest P. Worrell: The desert sun certainly has an adverse effect on chocolate milk.
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References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

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Jim Varney-one of a kind
25 March 2011 | by bug76See all my reviews

Having served in the United States Army while this was in production, of course, I'll have a soft spot for this movie. Ernest was serving while I was serving. Pretty cool. Besides, it has Ernest(Varney). Two of my favorite one liners: "I'm poultry in motion" and "No ma'am, I'm Southern Baptist". Varney always gave 110% to his Ernest character and every other character he's portrayed. I do love his Sgt. Glory character and I'm glad to have seen more of him in not only this movie but in the "Hey, Vern! It's Ernest" series. I do realize that when this was made, Varney was suffering from lung cancer though didn't release the info until August of 1998. I really wanted to see 'Ernest the Pirate' and I heard it was almost through before he passed away. What a legend of a guy. Varney and Ernest were so interwoven together that he has made him irreplaceable. Shame on Cherry for trying out a 'New Ernest'. Ernest fans should get this. People who have served or are now serving in the military should get this. This movie had a lot of heart, just like all the Ernest movies did. At first, Ernest is conned into giving Ben-Ali money for a lucky charm but when Ernest saves Ben-Ali from bullies, he gives all his money back and befriends Ernest, who always seem to take in the disadvantaged kids in every movie. That's why we love Ernest. He's the underdog and wears his heart on the outside for the whole world to see. He always helped those who needed it most. He even helped those who ridiculed him. Jim 'Ernest' Varney will always live on. Of course, Ernest gets electrocuted, always a joy to watch. It never fails to make me laugh. R.I.P. Varney 1949-2000. You're still in our hearts. Your movies will always have a place in my DVD player.


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