Ernest Goes to Africa

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  • PG
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.6  (2,000)

Ernest Goes to Africa is a 1997 comedy adventure film that follows the misadventures of Ernest P. Worrell, played by Jim Varney, who finds himself on a journey to Africa. The film is directed by John R. Cherry III and written by Cherry and Coke Sams. Ernest is a bumbling but well-meaning handyman who is approached by a group of researchers about joining them on their expedition to Africa to capture a rare and elusive animal. Eager for adventure, Ernest quickly agrees to go, but he soon discovers that the trip will not be as straightforward as he thought.

Upon arrival in Africa, Ernest finds himself in various scrapes and mishaps, from getting stuck in quicksand to accidentally releasing a venomous snake. Despite his many blunders, he manages to win over the locals with his kindness and enthusiasm. He becomes particularly close to a group of children who befriend him and help him along the way.

Along the journey, Ernest meets up with some shady characters who are also searching for the rare animal, including a corrupt safari tour guide and a dishonest poacher. There are plenty of antics and hijinks as Ernest tries to outsmart his rivals and complete his mission.

Despite the challenges, Ernest remains determined to find the rare animal and prove his worth to the team. Along the way, he learns important lessons about friendship and the importance of respecting nature.

The film features a lively cast of characters, including Linda Kash as Ernest's love interest, Jamie Bartlett as the tough but fair leader of the expedition, and Clare Marshall as a spunky young researcher.

The movie is filmed on location in South Africa, providing stunning landscapes and vibrant cultural experiences. There are plenty of action sequences and comedic moments to keep audiences entertained, making it a perfect family-friendly adventure.

Overall, Ernest Goes to Africa is a lighthearted and enjoyable romp through the wilds of Africa, filled with laughs and heartwarming moments. Fans of the Ernest franchise will appreciate Varney's signature humor and goofball antics, while audiences new to the character will find themselves quickly won over by his charm and sincerity.

Ernest Goes to Africa is a 1997 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.6.

Ernest Goes to Africa
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  • IMDB Rating
    4.6  (2,000)