Thursday, 1 August 2013

Ernest Goes to Camp Review










Ernest Goes to Camp


Release Date: 17th September 1987 - Australia


Production Companies
Emshell Producers
Silver Screen Partners III
Touchstone Pictures

Distribution
Walt Disney Studios Motion
Pictures Australia


Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 92 minutes


Budget: $3,000,000

Box Office Gross: $23,509,382
(USA)


Plot Summary
The handyman at Kamp
Kikakee, Ernest achieves
his greatest ambition and
becomes a camp counselor
to a gang of juvenile
delinquents from the
Midstate Boys Detention
Center! Not only must
Mr. Advice-for-every-
possible-occasion wrangle
the wayward youths, but
he has to save the camp
from the ruthless clutches
of a giant mining company
too.


Cast
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
Gailard Sartain - Jake
Patrick Day - Bobby Day
Daniel Butler - Eddie
Scott Menville - Crutchfield
Jacob Vargas - Butch 'Too Cool'
Vargas
Todd Lloyd - Chip Ozgood
Hakim Abdulsamad - Moustafa
"Moose" Hakeem Jones

Crew
Screenplay/Director - John R. Cherry III
Screenplay/Creative Consultant/
Second Unit Director - Coke Sams
Additional Dialogue - Steve Leasure &
Glenn Petach
Producer - Stacy Williams
Cinematography - Harry Mathias & Jim May
Film Editor - Marshall Harvey
Music - Shane Keister


Review
The first instalment of the Ernest series that responsibly turned Jim Varney into a movie star as well as introducing his lovable character Ernest P. Worrell into the big screen, ERNEST GOES TO CAMP has the sentimental light-hearted goofiness and a glitter of accidental laughs. This family comedy is pretty good when it comes to the setting of the story which is seemingly made to be heart-warming, aside from the comical mischief are two things including John Vernon's character portrayal of the villain Sherman Krader and the poignant moment of Ernest singing "Gee I'm Glad It's Raining".

If some of you believe that the most of the Ernest features are bad or especially stupid and I tend to disagree about them, ERNEST GOES TO CAMP is the wackiest and refreshing movie of 1987 and also the first best of the comedy series PERIOD.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever


1 comment:

  1. I need to watch the Ernest series, the movie looks very humorous.

    -James

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