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  • The Jerk (1979)
  • R
    94 min | Comedy
The Jerk (1979)
R
94 min | Comedy

A simpleminded, sheltered country boy suddenly decides to leave his family home to experience life in the big city, where his naivete is both his best friend and his worst enemy.
Director
Writers
Steve Martin (screenplay) (story) | Carl Gottlieb (screenplay) (story) | Michael Elias (screenplay)
Composer
Cinematographer
Editors
Casting Directors
Geno Havens (as Gino Havens) | Penny Perry
Production Designer
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Release date
Dec 14, 1979 (United States)

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Cast

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60 cast members
Name Known for
Steve Martin
Navin / Cat Juggler (as Pig Eye Jackson also) Navin / Cat Juggler (as Pig Eye Jackson also)   See fewer
Catlin Adams
Patty Bernstein Patty Bernstein   See fewer
Mabel King
Mother Mother   See fewer
Richard Ward
Father Father   See fewer
Bill Macy
Stan Fox Stan Fox   See fewer
Dick O'Neill
Frosty Frosty   See fewer
Maurice Evans
Hobart Hobart   See fewer
Renn Woods
Elvira (as Ren Wood) Elvira (as Ren Wood)   See fewer
Pepe Serna
Punk #1 Punk #1   See fewer
Sonny Terry
Blues Singer Blues Singer   See fewer
Brownie McGhee
Blues Singer (as Brownie McGee) Blues Singer (as Brownie McGee)   See fewer
Jackie Mason
Harry Hartounian Harry Hartounian   See fewer
David Landsberg
Bank Manager Bank Manager   See fewer
Domingo Ambriz
Father De Cordoba Father De Cordoba   See fewer
Richard Foronjy
Con Man Con Man   See fewer
Lenny Montana
Con Man Con Man   See fewer
Carl Gottlieb
Iron Balls McGinty Iron Balls McGinty   See fewer
Clete Roberts
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
Frances E. Williams
Grandma Johnson Grandma Johnson   See fewer
Lydia McGhee
Cleotis Johnson Cleotis Johnson   See fewer
Niko Denise Holmes
Satch Johnson Satch Johnson   See fewer
Shawn Harris
Pierre Johnson Pierre Johnson   See fewer
Nyles Harris
Leroy Johnson (as Niles Harris) Leroy Johnson (as Niles Harris)   See fewer
Susan Denise Harrison
Lisa Johnson Lisa Johnson   See fewer
Douglas S. Close
Fireman Fireman   See fewer
Sharon Johansen
Mrs. Hartounian Mrs. Hartounian   See fewer
Lawrence Green
Father of Bride Father of Bride   See fewer
Ken Magee
Carnival Rube Carnival Rube   See fewer
Tom J. Delaney
Tourist Tourist   See fewer
Alfred Dennis
Irving Irving   See fewer
Marc Loge
Farm Boy Farm Boy   See fewer
Lillian Adams
Tillie Tillie   See fewer
Joe Lynn
Voodoo Dancer Voodoo Dancer   See fewer
Maurice Marsac
French Waiter French Waiter   See fewer
Gene LeBell
Con Man (as Gene Lebell) Con Man (as Gene Lebell)   See fewer
Fred Lerner
Con Man Con Man   See fewer
Jerry G. Velasco
Man in Garden Man in Garden   See fewer
Kimberly Cameron
Disco Party Disco Party   See fewer
Elizabeth Macey
Disco Party Disco Party   See fewer
Richie Reiner
Disco Party Disco Party   See fewer
Daniel Trevor
Disco Party Disco Party   See fewer
Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner The Celebrity (as Carl Reiner The Celebrity) Carl Reiner The Celebrity (as Carl Reiner The Celebrity)   See fewer
Luis Contreras
Extra in 'Cat Juggling' Scene (uncredited) Extra in 'Cat Juggling' Scene (uncredited)   See fewer
Raven Grey Eagle
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Larry Hankin
Circus Hand (uncredited) Circus Hand (uncredited)   See fewer
Lars Hensen
Bum (uncredited) Bum (uncredited)   See fewer
Howard Hesseman
Carnival Worker (uncredited) Carnival Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
Norman Palmer
Wedding Guest (uncredited) Wedding Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Flower Parry
Bag Lady (uncredited) Bag Lady (uncredited)   See fewer
Rob Reiner
Truck Driver Picking Up Navin (uncredited) Truck Driver Picking Up Navin (uncredited)   See fewer
Gailard Sartain
Guy with Cracked Airplane Seats (uncredited) Guy with Cracked Airplane Seats (uncredited)   See fewer
William Schallert
Judge M.A. Loring (uncredited) Judge M.A. Loring (uncredited)   See fewer
Don Terwilliger
Wedding Guest (uncredited) Wedding Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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