The Jerk

the-jerk Rating: 7.2/10 (47,707 votes)
Director: Carl Reiner
Writer: Steve Martin / Carl Gottlieb / Michael Elias
Stars: Steve Martin / Bernadette Peters / Catlin Adams…
Duration: 94 min
Genre: Comedy
Released: 14 Dec 1979 (USA)
Plot: Navin is an idiot. He grew up in Mississippi as adopted son of a black family but on his 18th birthday he feels he wants to discover the rest of the world and sets out to St. Louis. There everyone exploits his naivety, but then a simple invention brings him a fortune. Written by Tom Zoerner