The Jerk (1979)
A rags to riches to rags story.
poster The Jerk
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7.0/10 (572 votes)

Country:United States, 94 minutes

Spoken Languages:English

Genre(s):Comedy

Director(s):Carl Reiner

Video Codec:Unknown

Number: 1168

Storyline:
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.

Cast:

photo Steve Martin
Steve Martin Navin R. Johnson
photo Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters Marie Kimble Johnson
photo Catlin Adams
Catlin Adams Patty Bernstein
photo Mabel King
Mabel King Mother
photo Richard Ward
Richard Ward Father
photo Carl Gottlieb
Carl Gottlieb Iron Balls McGinty
photo Dick Anthony Williams
Dick Anthony Williams Taj
photo Bill Macy
Bill Macy Stan Fox
photo M. Emmet Walsh
M. Emmet Walsh Madman
photo Dick O'Neill
Dick O'Neill Frosty
photo Maurice Evans
Maurice Evans Hobart
photo Helena Carroll
Helena Carroll Hester
photo Ren Woods
Ren Woods Elvira
photo Pepe Serna
Pepe Serna Punk /#1
photo Sonny Terry
Sonny Terry Blues Singer
photo Brownie McGhee
Brownie McGhee Blues Singer
photo Jackie Mason
Jackie Mason Harry Hartounian
photo Gene LeBell
Gene LeBell Con Man
photo Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner Himself
photo Larry Hankin
Larry Hankin Circus Hand (uncredited)
photo Howard Hesseman
Howard Hesseman Carnival Worker (uncredited)
photo Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner Truck Driver Picking Up Navin (uncredited)
photo Gailard Sartain
Gailard Sartain Guy with Cracked Airplane Seats (uncredited)