Jerk, The

Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1979: # 0)

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Jay of Life Vs Film80(full review)
Patrick Devitt70

People Involved

  • Steve Martin (Navin R. Johnson)
  • Bernadette Peters (Marie Kimble Johnson)
  • 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 ONeill (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 (Director)