Ernest Goes to Jail Poster

Release Date: 1990

DVD Release Date: September 3rd, 2002

PG|1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary
Dim-witted Ernest (Jim Varney) is a janitor at a bank who gets called for jury duty. It turns out that the murder defendant, Felix Nash (also Varney), is a dead ringer for Ernest. Nash's lawyer (Jeffrey Buckner Ford) arranges a switch, and Ernest finds himself on death row while Nash goes to work at the bank, scheming up a way to rob it. Ernest then sets in motion a plan to escape jail, foil Nash's plot, snag the bank clerk job he covets and rescue his favorite teller, Charlotte (Barbara Bush).

Cast: Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Bill Byrge, Barbara Tyson, Barry Scott, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Dan Leegant, Charles Napier

Director: John Cherry III

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: Escape, Underdog, Rescue, Amusing, 1990s, House, Offbeat, Playful