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Ernest in the Army

Ernest in the Army (1998)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1998 Wide

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The U.S. Army's most unlikely soldier, Ernest P. Worrel (Jim Varney), finds himself responsible for saving the world when he and his troopmates are sent out to take down a tyrant. As with other entries in the Ernest series, this one is filled with plenty of low-brow, slapstick humor. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Jeffrey Pillars, Joseph Dattorre

Oct 1, 2002

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Is this Ernest 17 or 18? Matters not, since they are all Jim Varney the same.

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I'm just a big Ernest fan. A select few people that I've noticed have hoped that 'Ernest' dies or something else bad and I don't want to be in their shoes. Saying those things is downright pathetic and low. I love all the Ernest movies. I watch them because Jim Varney is the star. Would I watch them if he wasn't on them? Probably not. Varney lends a warmth and a child-like innocence that no one else will ever duplicate. He was genuine and caring. I can't help but be drawn to him. This was the last Ernest movie. Varney passed away just before finishing 'Ernest the Pirate". I wish they could find a way to finish it so I could see it. I don't watch "Ernest in the Army" as much as 'Ernest Goes to Camp", "Ernest Goes to Jail", "Ernest Saves Christmas", "Ernest Greatest Hits I and II", "Hey Vern! It's Ernest" or "Hey Vern! It's my famliy album". I can understand why Jim had once said that he wanted to shift from the Ernest character to something more dramatic. Maybe Cherry and Carden tried too hard to suck the life right out of Ernest. Maybe they needed a fresh mind to write more Ernest movies. I would've loved to have done that. Sadly, that will never happen since Varney passed away in 2000. This movie gets 5/5 because I just love Varney.
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