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The Jerk (1979)

R
94 min | Comedy

An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis.
Director
Writers
Steve Martin (screenplay) (story) | Carl Gottlieb (screenplay) (story) | Michael Elias (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Casting Directors
Geno Havens (as Gino Havens) | Penny Perry
Production Designer
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Box Office
Opening Wknd
$ 5,935,025
Gross (USA)
$ 73,691,419
Gross (World)
$ 73,691,419
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Release date
Dec 14, 1979 (United States)

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Renn Woods
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Sonny Terry
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Jackie Mason
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David Landsberg
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Domingo Ambriz
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Richard Foronjy
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Lenny Montana
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Carl Gottlieb
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Clete Roberts
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Frances E. Williams
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Lydia McGhee
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Niko Denise Holmes
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Nyles Harris
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Susan Denise Harrison
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Elizabeth Macey
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Richie Reiner
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Luis Contreras
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Larry Hankin
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7.2 / 10 | 48,069 votes