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The Jerk (1979)

R 12/14/1979 (US) Comedy 1h 34m

A rags to riches to rags story.


After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson sets off on a hilarious misadventure that takes him from rags to riches and back again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in the fast lane isn't all it's cracked up to be and, in the end, all that really matters to Johnson is his true love.

  1. Carl Reiner


  2. Michael Elias


  3. Steve Martin


  4. Carl Gottlieb


Top Billed Cast

  1. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin

    Navin R. Johnson

  2. Bernadette Peters

    Bernadette Peters

    Marie Kimble Johnson

  3. Catlin Adams

    Catlin Adams

    Patty Bernstein

  4. Mabel King

    Mabel King


  5. Richard Ward

    Richard Ward


  6. Carl Gottlieb

    Carl Gottlieb

    Iron Balls McGinty

  7. Dick Anthony Williams

    Dick Anthony Williams


  8. Bill Macy

    Bill Macy

    Stan Fox

  9. M. Emmet Walsh

    M. Emmet Walsh


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The Jerk
The Jerk

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue $100,000,000.00


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