A restraining order or protective order is an order used by a court to protect a person, company, establishment, or entity, the general public, in a situation involving alleged domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault. In the United States, every state has some form of domestic violence restraining order law, many states have specific restraining order laws for stalking and sexual assault. Restraining and personal protection order laws vary from one jurisdiction to another but all establish who can file for an order, what protection or relief a person can get from such an order, how the order will be enforced; the court will order the adverse party to refrain from certain actions or require compliance with certain provisions. Failure to comply is a violation of the order which can result in the arrest and prosecution of the offender. Violations in some jurisdictions may constitute criminal or civil contempt of court. All protective order statutes permit the court to instruct an alleged abuser to stay a certain distance away from someone, their home, their workplace or their school and to not contact them.
Alleged victims may request the court to order that all contact, whether it be by telephone, mail, email, text, or delivery of flowers or gifts, be prohibited. Courts can instruct an alleged abuser to not hurt or threaten someone known as no violent contact orders; the no-violent contact order statutes from the court may allow the alleged abuser to maintain their current living situation with the alleged victim or have contact with them. Some states allow the court to order the alleged abuser to pay temporary support or continue to make mortgage payments on a home owned by both people, to award sole use of a home or car owned by both people, or to pay for medical costs or property damage caused by the alleged abuser; some courts might be able to instruct the alleged abuser to turn over any firearms and ammunition he or she has, attend a batterers' treatment program, appear for regular drug tests, or start alcohol or drug abuse counselling. Its issuance is sometimes called a "de facto divorce".
The standard of proof required to obtain a restraining order can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but it is lower than the standard of beyond a reasonable doubt required in criminal trials. Many US states—such as Oregon and Pennsylvania along with many others—use a standard of preponderance of the evidence. Other states use different standards, such as Wisconsin which requires that restraining orders be based on "reasonable grounds". Judges have some incentives to err on the side of granting restraining orders. If a judge should grant a restraining order against someone who might not warrant it the only repercussion is that the defendant might appeal the order. If, on the other hand, the judge denies a restraining order and the plaintiff is killed or injured, sour publicity and an enraged community reaction may harm the jurist's career. Colorado's statute inverts the standard court procedures and due process, providing that after the court issues an ex parte order, the defendant must "appear before the court at a specific time and date and... show cause, if any, why said temporary civil protection order should not be made permanent."
That is, Colorado courts place the burden of proof on the accused to establish his or her innocence, rather than requiring the accuser to prove his or her case. Hawaii requires the defendant to prove his or her own innocence; the low burden of proof for restraining orders has led to some high-profile cases involving stalkers of celebrities obtaining restraining orders against their targets. For example, in 2005 a New Mexico judge issued a restraining order against New York City-based TV host David Letterman after a woman made claims of abuse and harassment, including allegations that Letterman had spoken to her via coded messages on his TV show; the judge admitted that he granted the restraining order not on the merits of the case, but because the petitioner had filled out the required paperwork. Some attorneys have criticized the use of restraining orders on the theory that parties to a divorce may file such orders to gain tactical advantages, rather than out of a legitimate fear of harm. Liz Mandarano, an attorney who specializes in family and matrimonial law, speculates that divorce attorneys are incentivized to push for restraining orders because such orders force all communications to go through the parties' lawyers and may prolong the legal battle.
Some attorneys offer to have restraining orders dropped in exchange for financial concessions in such proceedings. There have been cases of abusers obtaining restraining orders against their victims, forcing them to divest themselves of firearms that could otherwise have been used for self-defense. Experts disagree on. A 2010 analysis published in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law reviewed 15 U. S. studies of restraining order effectiveness, concluded that restraining orders "can serve a useful role in threat management". However, a 2002 analysis of 32 U. S. studies found that restraining orders are violated an average of 40 percent of the time and are perceived as being "followed by worse events" 21 percent of the time, concluded that "evidence of relative efficacy is lacking", that they may pose some degree of risk. Other studies have found that restraining orders offer little or no deterrent against future interpersonal violence
Montgomery Bell State Park
Montgomery Bell State Park is a Tennessee state park in Burns, United States. The park covers its official elevation is 758 feet; however due to the dissected wooded terrain typical of the Nashville Basin, actual elevations range from 580 feet to 860 feet. The park is open for year-round recreation including boating, camping and golf. Montgomery Bell State Park was built during the Great Depression by members of the Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps as Montgomery Bell Recreational Demonstration Area; the park named for iron industrialist Montgomery Bell is known as the birthplace of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Montgomery Bell State Park is located in what was once the center of the iron industry in Middle Tennessee; the park's namesake, Montgomery Bell, arrived in Tennessee from his birthplace in Pennsylvania by way of Kentucky. Bell purchased an iron works at Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee in 1804, he was soon able to expand his operation throughout the area forming one of the largest iron making operations in the state and earning him the name "Tennessee's First Iron Master".
He expanded his business during the War of 1812, when his furnaces produced cannonballs for the armies of General Andrew Jackson. The furnaces produced many types of farm tools that were used throughout the Southeastern United States. Montgomery Bell became quite wealthy and was said to be the richest man in the South before the American Civil War. Prior to his death Bell began emancipating his slaves through the American Colonization Society, he intended to free all of them. Not all of his slaves were granted their freedom before he died in 1855. Laurel Furnace was the main iron furnace within; the furnace was not owned by Bell. It was built in 1815 by Robert Napier. Napier was producing 660 tons of iron by 1820 at a value of over $32,000; the pig iron produced at Laurel Furnace was shipped to Turnbull Forge in Cheatham County where it was worked into higher quality iron. High quality iron, guaranteed by Napier was produced at Laurel Furnace until the late 1850s; the ruins of the furnace are found at the park.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church was founded in 1810 in the log cabin home of Reverend Samuel McAdow within what is now Montgomery Bell State Park. The church is a small denomination of the Presbyterian church with less than 50,000 members in 800 congregations. A replica of McAdow's cabin now stands where the church was found, a sandstone chapel commemorating the event has been erected nearby; these two buildings are two of the main attractions in Montgomery Bell State Park. Montgomery Bell State Park was developed as Montgomery Bell Recreational Demonstration Area during the Great Depression; the Recreational Demonstration Area program was a National Park Service program during the 1930s and early 1940s that built forty-six public parks in twenty-four states on 397,000 acres. The NPS used labor from Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration, to Montgomery Bell Recreational Demonstration Area. By the conclusion of World War II, the Recreational Demonstration Areas throughout the nation had all either become National Park Service units or been given to their states for use as state parks.
Montgomery Bell State Park was given to the state of Tennessee in 1943. The 1987 Touchstone Pictures film Ernest Goes to Camp was shot here. In 2012, a conference held by American Renaissance, a white separatist organization, was held at the Montgomery Bell State Park Inn; the organizers believed. Montgomery Bell State Park is known as Montgomery Bell State Resort Park; the resort features at the park include an inn and conference center, several villas and a golf course. The Resort Inn, built in 1951, is on Lake Acorn; the hotel has cable television, an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, exercise room and laundry facilities. The conference center is six thousand square feet and features "standard business items" such as microphones, LCD projectors, DVD players and Internet connections. Eight modern villas are furnished and are the first in a series of environmentally responsible homes to be built in Tennessee's state parks; the Frank G. Clement Golf Course was built on park lands during the 1970s, it is a par 72, eighteen hole course.
The restaurant provides catering for the conference center. Montgomery Bell State Park is open for year-round recreation. There are 20 miles of mountain biking trails at the park. Boating and fishing are permitted on Lake Woodhaven. Creech Hollow Lake has no boat access. Common game fish in the lakes include crappie, channel catfish and shellcracker. There are 19 miles of hiking trails at the park. Camping is permitted on the overnight trail. Lake Acorn is open to swimming at the beach. A large group camping area for groups such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts is available. There are 121 campsites in the park. In addition to all the activities listed above, there is a golf course located on the park, it is known as the Montgomery Bell Golf Course. The course was built in 1973 and redesigned by designer Gary Roger Baird in 1988. Hole #2, a 446 yards long par 5 is the signature hole; this beautiful hole has fairways lined with four bunkers protect the green. The entire course is wooded and features an abundance of wildlife.
Each spring Montgomery Bell is host to The Dogwood Classic
Ernest P. Worrell
Ernest P. Worrell is a fictional character, portrayed by Jim Varney in a series of television commercials shot on digital video, in a television series as well as a series of feature films. Ernest was created by the Nashville advertising agency Carden & Cherry and was used in various local television ad campaigns; the only national products he promoted were The Coca-Cola Company's sodas and Taco John's. The first Ernest commercial, filmed in 1980, advertised an appearance by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders at Beech Bend Park, an amusement park near Bowling Green, Kentucky; the format of the commercials varied. The rubber-faced Ernest always dressed in a denim vest and baseball cap, appeared at the door of an unseen and unheard but unwilling neighbor named Vern; the spots were structured in a way to allow the viewer to be "Vern", as Varney looked directly in the camera whenever Vern was addressed. Ernest's pointless conversations with Vern – which were a monologue due to Vern never responding – rambled around to a favorable description of the sponsor's product, followed by his signature close, "KnowhutImean?"
While Vern is never shown to say anything, it is implied that he finds Ernest to be an unwelcome pest due to him trying to slam his door in Ernest's face on a few occasions. Vern shakes his head "No" whenever Ernest invites him to do something. Ernest, despite having good intentions, is utterly oblivious to Vern's apparent distress regarding him and always regards Vern as his closest buddy and confidant; the Ernest ads were shot with a handheld film camera at the Nashville-area home of producer John Cherry III and Jerry Carden. As their number of clients increased, Varney sometimes did upwards of 25 different versions of a spot in a single day. Producer Coke Sams stated that Varney had a photographic memory and would read through the script one time insert the various products names on different takes; the commercials and the character had definite impact. A television series, Hey Vern, It's Ernest!, a series of theatrically released motion pictures followed. Although the television series won Varney a Daytime Emmy Award for his performance, the movies were not critically well-received.
In the films, Ernest is somewhat aware of his extreme resistance to harm, as in Ernest Rides Again, he seemed fazed by nails bending after being fired at his skull, remarking'Good thing they hit the hard end', he commented that he would be dead "If I wasn't this close to being an actual cartoon." Varney in his Ernest role appeared in dozens of Cerritos Auto Square commercials for many years on Los Angeles area television stations, along with commercials for Audubon Chrysler Center in Henderson, John L. Sullivan auto dealerships in the Sacramento, California area, the Pontiac, Michigan-based electronics store ABC Warehouse, the Oklahoma City-based Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Store. In the Southeast, the Ernest character was the spokesman for Purity milk. In New Mexico, he appeared in commercials for Blake's Lotaburger. In Houston, he did commercials promoting Channel 2 News KPRC-TV. In 2005, five years after Varney's death, the Ernest P. Worrell character returned in new commercials as a CGI cartoon, created by an animation company called face2face and produced by Ernest originators Carden & Cherry.
Ernest was voiced by John C. Hudgens, an advertising and broadcast producer from Little Rock, who played an Ernest type character in some regional live action commercials. Ernest has a large family made up of people with similar traits to him, all of whom were portrayed by Jim Varney. Varney, as Worrell, mentioned that his family was from Kentucky when he hosted Happy New Year, America on CBS December 31, 1988. Most of Worrell's family members had their appearance in either Hey Vern, It's My Family Album or Your World as I See It. Edna Worrell Ernest's second wife according to the television commercials and Hey Vern, It's My Family Album. According to Ernest, Edna makes a great deep dish pie, her middle initial is said to be P. in Ernest's newsletter during the 1980s. Ace Worrell A fighter pilot, his relation to Ernest is unknown. Jennifer Sharkey Worrell Ernest's deceased first wife. Astor Clement Ernest's uncle, a wealthy college professor who likes to brag about his rich status and unusual intelligence and was the main narrator of Your World As I See It.
Astor was one of Ernest's disguises in Ernest Saves Christmas. Bunny Worrell The slow-witted and confused sister of Ernest who runs her own quirky hair salon called "Bunny's Beauty World." Her beautifying tactics involve painful torture for her clients. Lloyd Worrell Ernest's great uncle, a mean-spirited, impoverished Appalachian mountain man, he was Ernest's disguise as "The Snake Guy" in Ernest Saves Christmas. Auntie Nelda Ernest's dramatic great aunt, not on good terms with her son Izzy and acts like the death of her husband Morris was a blessing, she tries to get men to notice her by acting innocent all the time. She was one of Ernest's "multiple personalities" in Ernest Scared Stupid and one of his disguises in Ernest Saves Christmas, Ernest Goes to Jail, Ernest Rides Again, Ernest Goes to Africa. Auntie Nelda was used as one of Dr. Otto's disguises in Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam. Coy Worrell Ernest's hillbilly brother, stuck in a 1950s rockabilly mindset and runs a store that sells
Ashley Cleveland is an American singer/songwriter best known as a background vocalist and Grammy-winning gospel singer. Ashley Cleveland was born in Tennessee, she was married to Kenny Greenberg on April 27, 1991, has three children. She sang "We're Gonna win this One" in 1987 for the Touchstone Pictures film Ernest Goes to Camp, her career includes vocal contributions to more than 300 albums, including the Dove Award winning albums Songs from the Loft, The Jesus Record by Rich Mullins and A Ragamuffin Band, 1998. As part of John Hiatt's band, she has made several seen television appearances including, Austin City Limits, Late Night with David Letterman, The Arsenio Hall Show and Saturday Night Live. Steve Winwood contributed duet vocals and played the Hammond B3 organ for the song "I Need Thee Every Hour" on Cleveland's 2005 album and Angels Say. In 2013 she published Little Black Sheep, in hardcover, & eBook format; as the Grammy Award's first female nominee in the Best Rock Gospel category, Ashley Cleveland won this award in 1996 for her album Lesson of Love, in 1999 for You Are There, in 2008 for Before the Daylight's Shot.
She is the only artist to be nominated, win, three times in this category. In 2010, God Don't Never Change, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Gospel Album category, bringing her total number of overall nominations to four. Lesson of Love won a 1996 Nashville Music Award for Best Contemporary Christian Album. Cleveland was the only female vocalist to sing lead on a song for the television special, "Stone Country: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones" on the defunct The Nashville Network. AlbumsBig Town Atlantic Bus Named Desire (Reunion Lesson of Love Reunion You Are There Warner Second Skin 204 Records Men and Angels Say Rambler Before the Daylight's Shot 204 Records God Don't Never Change Koch Records; the album includes the songs: "Denomination Blues" "God Don't Never Change" Beauty in the Curve One More Song AppearancesStrong Hand of Love, tribute to Mark Heard, 1994 Orphans of God, tribute to Mark Heard, 1996 The Jesus Record, Rich Mullins & A Ragamuffin Band, 1998 Official website
Plains Indians, Interior Plains Indians or Indigenous people of the Great Plains and Canadian Prairies are the Native American tribes and First Nation band governments who have traditionally lived on the greater Interior Plains in North America. Their historic nomadic culture and development of equestrian culture and resistance to domination by the government and military forces of Canada and the United States have made the Plains Indian culture groups an archetype in literature and art for American Indians everywhere. Plains Indians are divided into two broad classifications which overlap to some degree; the first group became a nomadic horse culture during the 18th and 19th centuries, following the vast herds of buffalo, although some tribes engaged in agriculture. These include the Blackfoot, Assiniboine, Comanche, Gros Ventre, Lakota, Plains Apache, Plains Cree, Plains Ojibwe, Sarsi and Tonkawa; the second group of Plains Indians were semi-sedentary, and, in addition to hunting buffalo, they lived in villages, raised crops, traded with other tribes.
These include the Arikara, Iowa, Kitsai, Missouria, Osage, Pawnee, Quapaw and the Santee Dakota and Yankton Dakota. Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains are separated into Northern and Southern Plains tribes. Nomadic tribes survived on hunting and gathering. People hunted the American Bison to make items used in everyday life, such as food, decorations, crafting tools and clothing; the tribes followed the seasonal migration of the bison. The Plains Indians lived in tipis because they were disassembled and allowed the nomadic life of following game; the Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado was the first European to describe the Plains Indian culture. While searching for a reputedly wealthy land called Quivira in 1541, Coronado came across the Querechos in the Texas panhandle; the Querechos were the people called Apache. According to the Spaniards, the Querechos lived "in tents made of the tanned skins of the cows, they dry the flesh in the sun, cutting it thin like a leaf, when dry they grind it like meal to keep it and make a sort of sea soup of it to eat....
They season it with fat. They empty a large gut and fill it with blood, carry this around the neck to drink when they are thirsty." Coronado described many common features of Plains Indians culture: skin tepees, travois pulled by dogs, Plains Indian Sign Language, staple foods such as jerky and pemmican. The Plains Indians found by Coronado had not yet obtained horses; when horses were obtained, the Plains tribes integrated them into their daily lives. People in the southwest began to acquire horses in the 16th century by trading or stealing them from Spanish colonists in New Mexico; as horse culture moved northward, the Comanche were among the first to commit to a mounted nomadic lifestyle. This occurred by the 1730s, when they had acquired enough horses to put all their people on horseback; the horse enabled the Plains Indians to gain their subsistence with relative ease from the limitless buffalo herds. Riders were able to travel faster and farther in search of bison herds and to transport more goods, thus making it possible to enjoy a richer material environment than their pedestrian ancestors.
For the Plains peoples, the horse became an item of prestige as well as utility. They were extravagantly fond of their horses and the lifestyle they permitted; the first Spanish conqueror to bring horses to the new world was Hernán Cortés in 1519. However, Cortés only brought about sixteen horses with his expedition. Coronado brought 558 horses with him on his 1539–1542 expedition. At the time, the Indians of these regions had never seen a horse, although they had heard of them from contacts with Indians in Mexico. Only two of Coronado's horses were mares, so he was unlikely to have been the source of the horses that Plains Indians adopted as the cornerstone of their culture. In 1592, Juan de Onate brought 7,000 head of livestock with him when he came north to establish a colony in New Mexico, his horse herd included mares as well as stallions. Pueblo Indians learned about horses by working for Spanish colonists; the Spanish attempted to keep knowledge of riding away from Native people, but nonetheless, they learned and some fled their servitude to their Spanish employers—and took horses with them.
Some horses were obtained through trade in spite of prohibitions against it. Other horses were captured by Native people. In all cases the horse was adopted into their culture and herds multiplied. By 1659, the Navajo from northwestern New Mexico were raiding the Spanish colonies to steal horses. By 1664, the Apache were trading captives from other tribes to the Spanish for horses; the real beginning of the horse culture of the plains began with the expulsion of the Spanish from New Mexico in 1680 when the victorious Pueblo people captured thousands of horses and other livestock. They traded many horses north to the Plains Indians. In 1683 a Spanish expedition into Texas found horses among Native people. In 1690, a few horses were found by the Spanish among the Indians living at the mouth of the Colorado River of Texas and the Caddo of eastern Texas had a sizeable number; the French explorer Claude Charles Du Tisne found 300 horses among the Wichita on the Verdigris River in 1719, but they were still not plentiful.
Ernest Goes to Africa
Ernest Goes to Africa is a 1997 American direct to video comedy film written and directed by John R. Cherry III, it stars Jim Varney, is the ninth film to feature the character of Ernest P. Worrell. In this film, Deacon County, Ohio resident Ernest unknowingly comes into the possession of some stolen jewels and is kidnapped and brought to Africa where he must rescue the woman he loves; the film was shot in Johannesburg, South Africa. While attempting to fix a woman's car at a local garage, Ernest P. Worrell accidentally causes the car to get crushed, which results in his termination, he asks his crush, Rene Loomis to go on a date with him. He is turned down by her. Ernest decided to buy her a gift to show that he cares for her, he goes to a flea market where he buys two jewels, unaware that they are the "Eyes of Igoli" stolen from the Sinkatutu tribe in Africa by a runaway man named Mr. Rabhas, being chased by two henchmen of Prince Kazim, he is cornered by the men but rescued by a man named Thompson and his strong African bodyguard, Bazu.
Threatening to kill him if he does not tell so he can steal them himself, Rabhas reveals where he stashed the Eyes of Igoli. Thompson walks away and Bazu takes a bag of deadly snakes and dumps it on Rabhas, leaving him to die. Meanwhile, Ernest creates a yo-yo made of the Eyes of Igoli, he crashes his fish's tank. He puts him in the sink but he flows down the drain. Meanwhile, Thompson finds out that Ernest took the Eyes of Igoli, he spies on him at the restaurant. Ernest gives Rene the yo-yo only to be called a small-town ordinary schmoe by her. Thompson abducts Ernest comes to rescue her after a phone call. Thompson kidnaps him too when he puts them on a flight to Africa. After shutting Rene up in a room with Bazu, an old woman named Auntie Nelda comes in and explains to Bazu about how her husband died, she throws ashes in his face and rescues Rene, knowing that it is Ernest. They escape in a golf cart and encounter many obstacles from getting simple firewood to Ernest disguising as a girl and getting kissed by the prince to striking down the bad guys with ostrich eggs.
Meanwhile and Bazu look for Ernest and Rene. They encounter the cannibal Sinkatutu tribe who wants to eat them for lunch. Ernest empties his pockets when they tell him to and yo-yos the yo-yo one last time impressing the tribe the Sinkatutu chief, he does tricks which turns the tribe to like them. Just as soon as the Chief is about to give him a "booster surgery", Thompson comes along by himself, he had kicked Bazu out. He blames Ernest of stealing the eyes. Thompson requests a battle of truth. Ernest has to fight Thompson in order to save Rene from becoming cooked; when Ernest hears the challenge he states "On second thought, I think I might have the booster." Thompson pulls out his weapons. Ernest does the same, only his are little items. Yet, he fights Thompson using them. All of a sudden, Thompson knocks him out, but Ernest hears Rene calling him to use his yo-yo. Ernest puts his fighting skills and yo-yo skills together and he does an around the world which knocks Thompson out cold and breaks the Yo-yo to reveal the Eyes of Igoli.
The tribe rushes toward them as Rene compliments Ernest on how he's her "Knight in Shining Armor". A few weeks Ernest and Rene are about to go on a date. Ernest paints an ostrich egg and gives it to her as a gift. Sadly, she tells Ernest. Ernest tells Rene. Rene tells him not to let anyone call him an "ordinary Schmoe" because she thinks he is a dynamic schmoe. Ernest makes a speech on how he is bold and adventurous and in conclusion, puts on his hat heroically, forgetting he had set it on the table and put the ostrich egg in it, his only response is "Eeee-heh-hew! Ew! Ew!" Jim Varney as Ernest P. Worrell, Hey-Yu, Auntie Nelda, African woman dancer Linda Kash as Rene Loomis, a cafe waitress Jamie Bartlett as Mr. Thompson Sello Sebotsane as Bazoo, Thompson's Bodyguard Claire Marshall as Betty, a waitress Washington Sixolo as Sinkatutu Chief Robert Whitehead as Prince Kazim Zane Meas as Jameen Charles Pillai as Kareem Ian Yule as Ol' Man At Flea Market The film has a 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
This film had its first DVD release from First Look Studios on October 1, 2002. Mill Creek Entertainment re-released it as part of the Ultimate Ernest and Essential Ernest Collection DVD box sets on October 31, 2006. Image Entertainment released this film along with Ernest Goes to School, Slam Dunk Ernest and Hey Vern, It's My Family Album on June 5, 2012 as part of the four-disc set Ernest's Wacky Adventures Volume 2. Image re-released it on October 1, 2013 along with Ernest Goes to School and Ernest in the Army as part of Ernest Triple Feature and for the third time on January 12, 2016 as part of the two-disc set Ultimate Ernest Collection. Ernest Goes to Africa on IMDb Ernest Goes to Africa at Rotten Tomatoes
Ernest in the Army
Ernest in the Army is a 1998 American direct-to-video comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney, it is the tenth and final film to feature the character of Ernest P. Worrell before Varney's death in February 2000. In this film, Ernest joins the Army because he wants to drive large vehicles, but ends up being sent into combat, it was shot in South Africa's Koeberg Nature Reserve. John Cherry's son, Josh portrayed Corporal Davis. Ernest is working as a golf ball collector at a golf range in Valdosta, but fantasizes about being a war hero. A friend tells him that if he joins the Army, he will get to drive large vehicles and never have to go into actual combat, he enlists, but one day a UN peacekeeping commander Pierre Gullet and the British ambassador visit Ernest's camp and demands that the entire unit including him is to be deployed to the fictional Middle Eastern country of Karifistan, where he and his fellow soldiers have to assist UN troops in the hope of saving the country from being invaded by an evil Islamic dictator named Tufuti of Aziria.
Once he began and his team investigates a dictator, responsible for the wars in the nearby village. He finds a lost boy and has to keep him safe until his father is found. Jim Varney as Private Ernest P. Worrell / Army Captain / Arab on Quicksand Hayley Tyson as Cindy Swanson David Muller as Col. Bradley Pierre Gullet Christo Davids as Ben-Ali Jeff Pillars as Gen. Rodney Lincoln Duke Ernsberger as Barnes Ivan Lucas as President Almar Habib Tufuti John R. Cherry III as Sgt. Ben Kovsky, aka'Sarge' Josh Cherry as Corp. Davis The movie received mixed to negative reviews upon initial release, but gained positive reviews by fans. Today, it's regarded as an adequate finale to the Ernest franchise; this film had its first DVD release from First Look Studios on October 1, 2002. It included the extra feature "Your World As I See It". Mill Creek Entertainment re-released both this film and its Bonus Feature along with Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album as part of the Maximum Ernest and Essential Ernest Collection DVD box sets on October 31, 2006.
Image Entertainment re-released Ernest in the Army along with Ernest Rides Again, Ernest's Greatest Hits: Volume 1 and Ernest's Greatest Hits: Volume 2 as the four-disc set Ernest's Wacky Adventures: Volume 1 on June 5, 2012. Image Entertainment re-released this film as part of Ernest Triple Feature on October 1, 2013 along with Ernest Goes to School and Ernest Goes to Africa and for the third time on January 12, 2016 as part of the two-disc set Ultimate Ernest Collection. Ernest in the Army on IMDb