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Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 22 May 1987 (USA)
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 strip mining company from closing the camp.

Director:

John R. Cherry III (as John Cherry)

Writers:

John R. Cherry III (screenplay) (as John Cherry), Coke Sams (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Varney ... Ernest P. Worrell
Victoria Racimo ... Nurse St. Cloud
John Vernon ... Sherman Krader
Iron Eyes Cody ... Old Indian 'Chief St. Cloud'
Lyle Alzado ... Bronk Stinson (Foreman)
Gailard Sartain ... Jake (Chef #1)
Daniel Butler Daniel Butler ... Eddie (Chef #2)
Patrick Day ... Bobby Wayne
Scott Menville ... Crutchfield
Jacob Vargas ... Butch 'Bubba' Vargas
Danny Capri Danny Capri ... Danny
Hakeem Abdul-Samad ... Moustafa 'Moose' Hakeem Jones
Todd Loyd Todd Loyd ... Chip Ozgood
Andrew Woodworth Andrew Woodworth ... Pennington
Richard Speight Jr. ... Brooks
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Trilha do Bravo See more »

Filming Locations:

Burns, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,171,957, 25 May 1987

Gross USA:

$23,509,382

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,509,382
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Ernest Goes to Camp" is the very first feature film in the "Ernest" franchise See more »

Goofs

When Ernest first meets the "second chance boys", the boy with the yellow shirt's sunglasses disappear and reappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ernest P. Worrell: And then, he thought he heard it, and that's when Vernon turned around and looked in his rear window... and there, staring back at him was the hook man!
[laughs sinsterly]
Ernest P. Worrell: So, he stomps on the gas, and he tore out of there, and the next day, Vernon went to get in his car, and there, hanging on the rear view mirror, was the hook!
Crutchfield: I thought it was supposed to be on the door handle.
Ernest P. Worrell: Well yeah it was, but then Vernon hung it on the rear view mirror like dice and baby shoes.
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Alternate Versions

In the Touchstone DVD re-release, the credits have been re-digitized from the old red font to a new, fancier one. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hookman 2 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

QUANDO CONDO
Composed by J. Patten and R. Vitello
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second best ernest movie
7 October 1999 | by jaws!See all my reviews

ernest goes to camp is a funny movie. it's the second best ernest movie,second only to ernest goes to jail. this movie may be the most serious of all ernest movies,if you can believe any are serious. i give ernest goes to camp *** out of ****


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