Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Prison Film, Slapstick  |   Release Date - Apr 6, 1990 (USA)  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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In Ernest Goes to Jail, Jim Varney returns as leering idiot savant Ernest P. Worrall, star of scores of TV commercials and feature films. Varney also takes on a second role in the film: an unrepentant, cold-blooded murderer named Felix Nash. When Ernest serves on the jury for Nash's murder trial, Nash arranges for look-alike Ernest to go to jail, while he stays on the outside to plan a major bank heist. Fortuitously for the criminal, it's the same bank where Ernest works as a security guard.

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con/scam, false-accusation, gangster, janitor, jury, mistaken-identity, prison, robbery