Carl Reiner directs Steve Martin (who co-wrote the script with Carl Gottlieb) in this gag-laden comedy about an idiotic white man, raised by a poor family of black sharecroppers, who doesn't realize he's not black. Navin R. Johnson (Steve Martin) is told the horrible truth when he finds himself instinctively tapping his feet to an easy listening tune on the radio, instead of a low-down blues. His mother (Mabel King) tells him he's white and Navin takes to the road (in a World War II bomber helmet and goggles) to start a new life in St. Louis. A filling station owner, Harry Hartounian (Jackie Mason), give Navin his first break, hiring him to pump gas. One day at the station, Navin has a brainstorm, concocting an invention called "The Opti-grab," a combination handle and nose-brace for eyeglasses. But Navin runs into trouble when a crazed killer (M. Emmet Walsh) picks out his name at random from the telephone book and tries to kill him. Navin escapes to a traveling carnival, where he wrangles a job as the "guess-your-weight" man. At the carnival, he discovers his sexual nature, thanks to stunt rider and S&M enthusiast Patty Bernstein (Catlin Adams). But Navin meets the beautiful Marie (Bernadette Peters) and he quickly falls in love. In the meantime, the "Opti-grab" has taken off and soon Navin is a millionaire.~Paul Brenner
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Steve MartinNavin Johnson
Catlin AdamsPatty Bernstein
Dick Anthony WilliamsTaj
Bill MacyStan Fox
M. Emmet WalshMadman
Jackie MasonHarry Hartounian
Brownie McGeeBlues Singer
Pepe SernaPunk No. 1
Sonny TerryBlues Singer
David LandsbergBank Manager
Domingo AmbrizFather De Cordoba
Richard ForonjyCon Man
Lenny MontanaCon Man
Carl GottliebIron Balls McGinty
Ken MageeCarnival Rube
Joe LynnVoodoo Dancer
Maurice MarsacFrench Waiter
Fred LernerCon Man
Kimberly CameronDisco Party
Elizabeth MaceyDisco Party
David V. PickerProducer
William E. McEuenProducer
Victor J. KemperCinematographer
Jack ElliottComposer (Music Score)
Jack T. CollisProduction Designer
Peter Macgregor-ScottAssociate Producer
Theadora VanRunkleCostume Designer
Henry MillarSpecial Effects
Newt ArnoldFirst Assistant Director
Year of Release
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If you haven’t seen the Jerk by now you don’t know what your missing. I saw this at the theater when I was 16. My mom had to take me because it was rated R. At the time I was and I still am a huge Steve Martin fan. Around the time of this movie he was already quite the star with his work in stand up and SNL. This movie made him a movie star. Hysterical with a lot of subtle sight gags that Steve fans will find funny and others will look at you and wonder what you’re laughing at. I owned 26th anniversary edition on dvd and didn’t know it was out on Blu-ray until I saw it at Best Buy. I purchased it without hesitation. One of my favorite movies of all time.
I’ve wanted this movie for quite a long time and decided to pick it up while shopping online. This is one of Steve Martin’s best movie ever. The story is ok but one liners and sight gags is what makes this one a classic!!
Probably one of the most stupid, hilarious, Nonsensical movies that you will ever see in your lifetime. But you must see it if you never have and if you have you must revisit it in Blu-ray. The last time I saw this movie was on VHS oh my gosh what a difference. Sat down with my kids and watched it they flipped out.
This review is from The Jerk [Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
Great movie! Always one of my all time favorites. Shout Factory always delivers.
Such a classic and cute film with Steve Martin. It has so many quotable lines that areclaugh out loud funny you'll want to watch ot again and again! First time on Blu-ray!! Get it now before it's gone!
One of my favorite Steve Martin films, and it now looks better than ever in this excellent, newly restored, presentation from Shout Factory. The new conversation with Steve Martin and Carl Reiner was an especially nice touch! Definitely worth the double dip on Blu-ray for fans, this is the definitive home video release!