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THE JERK

THE JERK

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THE JERK

  • Directed by Carl Reiner
  • Starring Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams
  • 40th Anniversary
  • 1979 | 93mins | USA | rated (12)

Navin (Steve Martin) believes he was born a poor black child in Mississippi. He is, however, actually white. Upon figuring this out, he heads north to St. Louis to find himself. After landing a job at a gas station, Navin is excited to discover his name printed in the new phone book. This ratification of his existence leads him from one misadventure to another -- as he invents gadgets, dodges bullets, joins the carnival and seeks love in the arms of beautiful Marie (Bernadette Peters).