The Jerk

(1979)

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. Steve Martin

    Screenplay

  2. Carl Gottlieb

    Screenplay

  3. Michael Elias

    Screenplay

  4. Carl Reiner

    Director

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 14, 1979
    R, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget -

Revenue $73,961,419.00

Homepage -

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100

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