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Ernest Saves Christmas [1988] (1 disc)

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Director:John R. Cherry III
Writer:B. Kline
Ed Turner
Composer:Mark Snow
Length:92 minutes
(1 hour 32 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Christmas
Sorting Category:Holiday
IMDB Rating:4.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:38%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Kids
  • Family
  • Fantasy
  • Action
  • Drama
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Synopsis: Ernest ends up with the magic sack of the one and only Santa Claus.


Reaction: Not the best of the lot, but this is a good christmas movie about the innocence of the holiday.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
John R. Cherry III => Director
B. Kline => Writer
Ed Turner => Writer
Mark Snow => Composer
Bill Byrge => Bobby
Billie Bird => Mary Morrissey
Buddy Douglas => Pyramus
Douglas Seale => 'Seth Applegate' / Santa Claus
Gailard Sartain => Chuck
Jack Swanson => Businessman
Jim Varney => Ernest P. Worrel
Key Howard => Immigration Agent
Mike Hutchinson => Monster
Noelle Parker => Harmony Star
Oliver Clark => Joe Curruthers
Patty Maloney => Thisbe
Robert Lesser => Marty Brock

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The "Orlando Children's Museum" featured in this movie was actually the Orlando Science Center, which has since moved to a new location. The building is now used for city's annual Shakespeare Festival and other theater performances.
  • During filming, production ran into trouble when the reindeer began to shed their antlers, so replacement antlers had to be obtained.
  • The only [Ernest] movie in which Vern "appears".