Poster for the movie "The Jerk"

The Jerk

The Jerk

19791 h 34 min

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.

Director Carl Reiner
Runtime 1 h 34 min
Release Date 14 December 1979
Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King, Richard Ward, Carl Gottlieb, Dick Anthony Williams, Bill Macy, M. Emmet Walsh, Dick O’Neill, Maurice Evans, Helena Carroll, Ren Woods, Pepe Serna, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Jackie Mason, Gene LeBell, Carl Reiner, Larry Hankin, Howard Hesseman, Rob Reiner