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Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

PG
92 min | Comedy, Family

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) | Steve Leasure (additional dialogue) | Glenn Petach (additional dialogue)
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Budget
$3,000,000
Opening weekend
$6,171,957
Gross (US & Canada)
$23,509,382
Gross (World)
$23,509,382
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Release date
May 22, 1987 (United States)

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35 cast members
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Jim Varney
Ernest P. Worrell Ernest P. Worrell   See fewer
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Victoria Racimo
Nurse St. Cloud Nurse St. Cloud   See fewer
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John Vernon
Sherman Krader Sherman Krader   See fewer
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Iron Eyes Cody
Old Indian 'Chief St. Cloud' Old Indian 'Chief St. Cloud'   See fewer
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Lyle Alzado
Bronk Stinson (Foreman) Bronk Stinson (Foreman)   See fewer
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Gailard Sartain
Jake (Chef #1) Jake (Chef #1)   See fewer
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Daniel Butler
Eddie (Chef #2) Eddie (Chef #2)   See fewer
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Patrick Day
Bobby Wayne Bobby Wayne   See fewer
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Crutchfield Crutchfield   See fewer
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Jacob Vargas
Butch 'Bubba' Vargas Butch 'Bubba' Vargas   See fewer
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Hakeem Abdul-Samad
Moustafa 'Moose' Hakeem Jones Moustafa 'Moose' Hakeem Jones   See fewer
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Todd Loyd
Chip Ozgood Chip Ozgood   See fewer
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Pennington Pennington   See fewer
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Jeffrey Buckner Ford
Mr. Eliott Blatz (Sherman Krader's Co-Worker) (as Buck Ford) Mr. Eliott Blatz (Sherman Krader's Co-Worker) (as Buck Ford)   See fewer
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Larry Black
Mr. Tipton, the camp owner Mr. Tipton, the camp owner   See fewer
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Eddy Schumacher
Counselor Stennis Counselor Stennis   See fewer
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Hugh Sinclair
Counselor Sparks Counselor Sparks   See fewer
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Johnson West
Counselor Puckett Counselor Puckett   See fewer
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Jean Wilson
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Mac Bennett
Technician #1 Technician #1   See fewer
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John Astor Brown
Technician #2 (as John Brown) Technician #2 (as John Brown)   See fewer
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Robert Green Benson III
Camper #1 (as Robert G. Benson III) Camper #1 (as Robert G. Benson III)   See fewer
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Adam Ruff
Camper #2 Camper #2   See fewer
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Michael Chappelear
Camper #3 Camper #3   See fewer
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Lance Bridgesmith
Camper #4 Camper #4   See fewer
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Paulo Deleon
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Harvey Godwin Jr.
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Jeff Standing Bear
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Ivan Green
Mr. Stewart Mr. Stewart   See fewer
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Christian Haas
Molly Stewart Molly Stewart   See fewer
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Mrs. Stewart Mrs. Stewart   See fewer
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Jim Henson
Miner (uncredited) Miner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Miner with Walkie-Talkie (uncredited) Miner with Walkie-Talkie (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.5 / 10 | 10,356 votes