Ernest Goes to Jail
Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)

Slow-witted and annoying as all get out, commercial spokesperson Ernest (Jim Varney) gets chosen for jury duty, and when the 12 are on a tour of the jail, he ends up mistaken for a notorious imprisoned gangster and is locked in the slammer.… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Jim Varney at the peak of his comedic powers, playing two instantly distinctive roles. If you only ever see one Ernest movie, make it this one.

Frank Ochieng

Here's one fictitious Ernest sequel that fits my sentiments exactly: "Ernest Gets on my Last Nerve". "Nuff said...

Scott Weinberg

He was convicted for homicidal mugging.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
I've never been a fan of Jim Varney, and I find his character Ernest P. Worrell to be very irritating. This was the first film that I saw with his… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Felix Nash: Is everyone who works here a moron?
Lucas Martins
Dumb, unfunny and poor made, Ernest Goes to Jail it's a terrible experience to watch with bad acting. Jim Varney, sometimes in his carrer show to be a nice… More
Stacy Avary
Such an awesome movie by the late great Jim Varney. Nobody gets electrocuted like Varney. I got a kick out of Felix Nash. Varney did an excellent job playing a… More
Derek Daniels
The question isn't why did I watch this film, but instead why did I watch THE ENTIRE THING START TO FINISH? Not funny. Not even stupid funny, though Jim… More
Curtis Lilly
Good for an Ernest movie.