The Jerk

Release Date:
Dec 14, 1979
MPAA Rating:
R
Running Time:
1:33
Genre:
Comedy
Director:
Carl Reiner
Cast:
Steve Martin Navin R. Johnson/Cat Juggler/Pig Eye Jackson/Engineer Fred
Bernadette Peters Marie Kimble Johnson
Catlin Adams Patty Bernstein
Mabel King Mother
Richard Ward Father
Dick Anthony Williams Taj Jonson
Carl Reiner Man at Disco Party
Bill Macy Stan Fox
M. Emmet Walsh Madman
Dick O'Neill Frosty
Maurice Evans Hobart
Helena Carroll Hester
Ren Wood Elvira Jonson
Pepe Serna Punk 1 in Blue Chevy
Jackie Mason Harry Hartounian
David Landsberg New Accounts Bank Manager
Producers:
David V. Picker , William McEuen
Language:
English

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The Jerk

Navin believes he was born a poor black child in Mississippi. He is, however, actually white. Upon figuring this out, he heads north to St. Louis to find himself. After landing a job at a gas station, Navin is excited to discover his name printed in the new phone book. This ratification of his existence leads him from one misadventure to another -- as he invents gadgets, dodges bullets, joins the carnival and seeks love in the arms of beautiful Marie .

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