The Jerk
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1979
Director: Carl Reiner
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-112072
Running time: 1:34 (94 Min.)
Casetype: HD Slim, Slip Cover
Format: 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: July 09, 2013
Collection type: Owned (#4139)
Status: Available
Purchase date: October 25, 2014
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
That wild and crazy guy, Steve Martin, makes his film-starring debut in the wacky comedy 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 and becomes a millionaire by inventing the "Opti-grab" handle for glasses. It's an outrageous comedy with one laugh after another!
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Aspen Film Society
Media Companies:
 • Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
French  DTS 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
Crew
Direction
Carl Reiner....Director
Writing
Steve Martin....Screenwriter
Carl Gottlieb....Screenwriter
Michael Elias....Screenwriter
Steve Martin....Story By
Carl Gottlieb....Story By
Production
David V. Picker....Producer
William E. McEuen....Producer
Cinematography
Victor J. Kemper....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Bud Molin....Film Editor
Music
Jack Elliott....Composer
Sound
Charles M. Wilborn....Sound
William L. McCaughey....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Hoppy Mehterian....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Eddie Nelson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Theadora Van Runkle....Costume Designer
Jack T. Collis....Production Designer
Del Acevedo....Make-up Artist
Michael J. Harte....Costume Designer
April Ferry....Costume Designer
Henry Millar....Visual Effects
Cast
Steve Martin....Navin
Bernadette Peters....Marie
Catlin Adams....Patty Bernstein
Mabel King....Mother
Richard Ward....Father
Dick Anthony Williams....Taj
Bill Macy....Stan Fox
M. Emmet Walsh....Madman
Dick O'Neill....Frosty
Maurice Evans....Hobart
Helena Carroll....Hester
Ren Wood....Elvira
Pepe Serna....Punk #1
Sonny Terry....Blues Singer
Brownie McGee....Blues Singer
Jackie Mason....Harry Hartounian
David Landsberg....Bank Manager
Domingo Ambriz....Father De Cordoba
Richard Foronjy....Con Man
Lenny Montana....Con Man
Carl Gottlieb....Iron Balls McGinty
Clete Roberts....Announcer
Frances E. Williams....Grandma Johnson
Lydia McGhee....Cleotis Johnson
Niko Denise Holmes....Satch Johnson
Shawn Harris....Pierre Johnson
Niles Harris....Leroy Johnson
Susan Denise Harrison....Lisa Johnson
Douglas S. Close....Fireman
Sharon Johansen....Mrs. Hartounian
Trinidad Silva....Punk
Alston Ahern....Bride
Lawrence Green....Father of Bride
Ken Magee....Carnival Rube
Tom J. Delaney....Tourist
Alfred Dennis....Irving
Marc Loge....Farm Boy
Jon Leichter....Billy
Lillian Adams....Tillie
Pig Eye Jackson....Cat Juggler
Joe Lynn....Voodoo Dancer
Maurice Marsac....French Waiter
Gene LeBell....Con Man
Fred Lerner....Con Man
Jerry G. Velasco....Man in Garden
Disco Party
Kimberly Cameron
Elizabeth Macey
Richie Reiner
Daniel Trevor
Carl Reiner, The Celebrity....Himself
Rob Reiner....Truck Driver (uncredited)