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The Jerk


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MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Director: Carl Reiner

Navin 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 .

Cast :

  • Steve Martin
  • Navin R. Johnson/Cat Juggler/Pig Eye Jackson/Engineer Fred
Producers :
David V. Picker , William McEuen
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