ERNEST RIDES AGAIN (1993 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.1|5.0 Starsììì

Ernest Rides Again—Jim Varney’s last theatrical release film—does not perform as well as Ernest Saves Christmas, but compares well to his Ernest Goes to School (a direct-to-video release) produced after this film. It’s funky and fun for kids, but doesn’t serve the adult audience as well as some Ernest P. Worrell movies. There is no lack of comical and it runs on a fair and predictable script typical of Jim Varney. Good work for all involved.

Storyline

Ernest (Jim Varney) shows a piece of metal to Professor Melon who thinks it comes from a Revolutionary War cannon named Goliath, in which Britain’s crown jewels are rumored to be hidden.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John R. Cherry III for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Coke Sams for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Abner (Ron James), Dr. Glencliff (Tom Butler), Nan (Linda Kash), Frank (Duke Ernsberger), Joe (Jeffrey Pillars), Construction Worker 1 (Dave ‘Squatch’ Ward), Construction Worker 2 (Dee Jay Jackson), Chancellor (Charles Siegel), Surgeon (Alf Humphreys), Receptionist (Lillian Carlson), and Thug 1 (Mitchell Kosterman).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It completely works for children. It’s clean, decent and doesn’t require adult supervision for the watch. Good work for all involved.

Ben Meyers

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