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.

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  1. Carl Gottlieb


  2. Steve Martin


  3. Carl Reiner


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  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

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget -

Revenue $73,961,419.00

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Release Information

  • December 14, 1979
    R, Theatrical



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