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The Jerk (1979)

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

A rags to riches to rags story.

Overview

After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags 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

    Director

  2. Michael Elias

    Screenplay

  3. Carl Gottlieb

    Screenplay

  4. Steve Martin

    Screenplay

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

    Mother

  5. Richard Ward

    Richard Ward

    Father

  6. Carl Gottlieb

    Carl Gottlieb

    Iron Balls McGinty

  7. Dick Anthony Williams

    Dick Anthony Williams

    Taj

  8. Bill Macy

    Bill Macy

    Stan Fox

  9. M. Emmet Walsh

    M. Emmet Walsh

    Madman

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Full Cast & Crew

The Jerk
The Jerk

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue $100,000,000.00

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