That wild and crazy guy, Steve Martin, makes his film-starring debut in the wacky comedy hit The Jerk. Steve plays Navin Johnson, the adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family, whose crazy inventions lead him from rags to riches...right back to rags. Steve propels Navin through a string of misadventures-becoming smitten with a lady motorcycle racer, surviving a series of screwball attacks by a deranged killer, and becoming a millionaire by inventing the "Opti-grab" handle for eyeglasses-and shows why he's one of the hottest comic performers in the world.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
160 Ratings
160 Ratings

85% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.6/10
  • Fresh 28
  • Rotten 5

Critics Consensus:

16+ COMMON SENSE

Classic Steve Martin comedy with frequent profanity.

Information

Studio
Universal Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 1979 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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