The Jerk

The Jerk

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Average of 149 ratings: 3.1 Stars

1979 M Contains coarse language.

A rags to riches to rags story

That wild and crazy guy, Steve Martin, makes his film debut in this wild and crazy comedy hit The Jerk. Steve portrays Navin Johnson, adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family, whose crazy inventions lead him from rags to riches and right back to rags.

Along the way, he's smitten with a lady motorcycle racer, survives a series of screwball attacks by a deranged killer, becomes a millionaire by inventing the "Opti-grab" handle for eyeglasses - and shows why he's one of the hottest comic performers in America today.

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90 minutes

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1.33:1 Full Frame
English, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Czech, French, Portugese, Turkish, Hungarian, Bulgarian
Dolby Digital

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.78:1
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2 by Tubbs

It doesn't all work but the parts that do aren't too bad.

5 by Mattress313

But to be fair this movie isn't all that serious, really it's just one massive joke.

If you like Steve Martin or general silliness this is the movie for you.

I would suggest you watch the... Read more

4 by Jennifer

The Jerk is just short of a Steve Martin Classic. We rented it after not having seen it in years to show to our son. Classic lines like the opening of Navin's life story, "I was born a poor black... Read more

3 by trancer96

Of the Steve Martin classics, I like this the least. I might so far as to say I dislike it. The character is more of a retard than a jerk and that is not easy to make funny - especially as the main... Read more

0.5 by Mrs

This has to be the worst movie I have ever seen. How on earth this was Steve Martin's launch pad is beyond me.