That wild and crazy guy Steve Martin makes his film-starring debut in the wacky comedy hit The Jerk. Steve plays Navin Johnson the adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family whose crazy inventions lead him from rags to riches... right back to rags. Steve propels Navin through a string of misadventures becoming smitten with a lady motorcycle racer surviving a series of screwball attacks by a deranged killer and becoming a millionaire by inventing the Opti-grab handle for eyeglasses–and shows why he’s one of the hottest comic performers in the... world. [show more]
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play "That wild and crazy guy, Steve Martin, makes his film-starring debut in the wacky comedy hit The Jerk. Steve plays Navin Johnson, the adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family, whose crazy inventions lead him from rags to riches . . . right back to rags. Steve propels Navin through a string of misadventures becoming smitten with a lady motorcycle racer, surviving a series of screwball attacks by a deranged killer, and becoming a millionaire by inventing the "Opti-grab" handle for eyeglasses-and shows why he's one of the hottest comic performers in the world." Actors Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Jackie Mason, M. Emmet Walsh, Bill Macy, Maurice Evans, Mabel King & Richard Ward Director Carl Reiner Certificate 12 years and over Year 1980 Screen Widescreen 1.85:1 Languages English - DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1) Additional Languages French ; Italian ; German ; Spanish ; Latin American Spanish Subtitles English for the hearing impaired Closed Captions Yes Duration 1 hour and 34 minutes (approx)
American comedy starring Steve Martin. Navin Johnson (Martin) has never quite fitted in with his poor, black sharecropper family in Mississippi. The reason for this is finally revealed to him on his 18th birthday; he is an adopted white child, which might also explain why he gets so depressed when his brother sings the blues. Deciding to seek his fortune in the big wide world, Navin sets off on a series of misadventures. He gets his first job working as a petrol pump attendant at Harry Hartounian (Jackie Mason)'s garage, escapes to the circus and finds true love with the beautiful Marie (Bernadette Peters). But the big time really arrives when Navin makes millions as inventor of the opti-grab spectacles. His future wealth and happiness are assured, and it seems that nothing could possibly go wrong, could it?