Ernest Goes to Camp

Jim Varney, who previously was in commercials, stars in his first of his many flicks. Ernest P. Worrell wants to be a camp counselor, so he finds a job at Camp Kikakee supervising imprisoned juveniles. The dimwitted Ernest somehow perseveres the hooligans' tricks, and passes the message on the basic principle that everyone should love one another. In the mean time, miners are in desperate need of Camp Kikakee, and tries to buy it from its owner, who is deeply attached to it. When these miners eventually get their hands on it, Ernest and the delinquents do everything they can to get it back (even if there is the potential to a nice juicy lawsuit in the making.) A stupid premise, but the Varney character is amiable and aimed for kids, which is where the appeal to this film goes. Recommended only for children.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Jim Varney, Victoria Racimo, John Vernon, Iron Eyes Cody, Lyle Alzado, Gailard Sartain, Daniel Butler, Hakeem Abdul-Samad

Directed by:

John R. Cherry III


1987 comedy

Rated PG.


Don Ignacio's score: D+

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