Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

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Ernest (Jim Varney) gets a job as a fix-it man at a summer camp for troubled boys, but what he really wants to be is a counselor. This juvenile comedy, filled with potty humor and slapstick, chronicles his campaign to get a promotion. A consummate bungler, he ends up causing all kinds of comical chaos. Fortunately, he also ends up helping many of the campers.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Comedy , Kids & Family
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Written By:
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Runtime:
Studio:
Buena Vista Pictures

Cast

Jim Varney
as Ernest P. Worrell
Victoria Racimo
as Nurse St. Cloud
Iron Eyes Cody
as Old Indian Chief
Lyle Alzado
as Bronk Stinson
John Vernon
as Sherman Krader
Patrick Day
as Bobby Wayne
Hakeem Abdul-Samad
as Moustafa Hakeem-Jones
Scott Menville
as Crutchfield
Jacob Vargas
as Bubba Vargas
Danny Capri
as Danny
Todd Loyd
as Chip Ozgood
Jeff Standing Bear
as Medicine Man
Andy Woodworth
as Pennington
Mac Bennett
as Technician
Buck Ford
as Attorney Elliott Blatz
Larry Black
as Mr. Tipton
John Brown
as Technician
Eddy Schumacher
as Counselor Stennis
Hugh Sinclair
as Counselor Sparks
Johnson West
as counselor Puckett
Paulo Deleon
as Young Indian Brave
Jean Wilson
as State Supervisor
Ivan Godwin Jr.
as Brave's Father
Ivan Green
as Mr. Stewart
Christian Haas
as Molly Steart
Brenda Haynes
as Mrs. Stewart
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Critic Reviews for Ernest Goes to Camp

All Critics (13)

Typical, typical Ernest nonsense, cookie cutter funny.

March 6, 2008
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Feverishly funny family fun

March 11, 2005
Moviehole

Ernest did much better in some of the follow-ups.

August 11, 2003
About.com

Totally undeserving of its status as a punchline, this may be no classic but it's a fine kiddie tale

December 30, 2002

Just exactly like every other Ernest movie you've ever seen. And yet, Varney's innocent playfulness is somehow oddly appealing.

July 26, 2002
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

Has some honest laughs ... but it also spawned Ernest's movie career. Call it a toss-up.

July 25, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Ernest Goes to Camp

I don't care if the critics like this or not. Jim Varney was(and still is) one of my favorite actors of all time. He was truly gifted and a multi-faceted actor. How could anyone not fall for that lovable, yet zany 'Ernest'? 'Ernest Goes to Camp' is just one of the many movies I love starring Jim Varney. It's not hard to peel back a thin layer and find the good moral content of this show. As with all 'Ernest' movies, there's always a positive outlook and message that he sends. I never get tired of watching these movies over and over again. Ernest sings "Gee, I'm Glad it's Rainin'", and it's so heartbreakingly beautiful and he sings it with such emotion. The song, "Brave Hearts" fits this movie and Ernest to T. The lyrics are uplifting. Hollywood is too saturated and concerned with making movies that are filled with bad language, sex and violence. It's too bad they don't make movies like this anymore. I love Jim 'Ernest P. Worrell' Varney's movies because they were void of filth and vulgarity. It's good, honest, clean fun. He always gave people the benefit of the doubt, stuck by those who would ridicule him and was just a humble, sweetheart of a guy. Even his commercials are entertaining and I'm one of those people who usually hate commercials. And you'd have to be made of stone not to be drawn in by such a powerful and magnetic smile. R.I.P. James Albert Varney Jr. You were one of the good ones. It's a shame that some people fail to see that.

Stacy Avary
Stacy Avary

Super Reviewer

Ernest P. Worrell: You see these hands? Huh? Huh? You see them? If I put them in my pockets I will be arrested for concealing lethal weapons.

Aaron Neuwirth
Aaron Neuwirth

Super Reviewer

It was one of the better. That's not saying much.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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