The Jerk

83
  • R
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1979
  • Running time: 94 min
"Wild and crazy" Martin's successful starring debut tells the title character's hilarious rags-to-riches story from his birth as a poor black child!
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"Wild and crazy" Martin's successful starring debut tells the title character's hilarious rags-to-riches story from his birth as a poor black child!

Original Release

12/14/1979

US Release

12/14/1979

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Cast

Steve Martin Navin R. Johnson / Navin / Cat Juggler
Bernadette Peters Marie Kimble Johnson / Marie
Catlin Adams Patty Bernstein
Mabel King Mother
Richard Ward Father
Carl Gottlieb Iron Balls McGinty
Dick Anthony Williams Taj
Bill Macy Stan Fox
M. Emmet Walsh Madman
Dick O'Neill Frosty
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Carl Reiner

Writers

Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, Michael Elias

Cast

Steve Martin Navin R. Johnson / Navin / Cat Juggler
Bernadette Peters Marie Kimble Johnson / Marie
Catlin Adams Patty Bernstein
Mabel King Mother
Richard Ward Father
Carl Gottlieb Iron Balls McGinty
Dick Anthony Williams Taj
Bill Macy Stan Fox
M. Emmet Walsh Madman
Dick O'Neill Frosty
Maurice Evans Hobart
Helena Carroll Hester
Renn Woods Elvira
Pepe Serna Punk #1
Sonny Terry Blues Singer
Brownie McGhee Blues Singer
Jackie Mason Harry Hartounian
Carl Reiner Himself / Carl Reiner The Celebrity
William Schallert Judge M.A. Loring
Maurice Marsac French Waiter

Producers

Editors

Bud Molin, Ron Spang

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