The Jerk

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The Jerk

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The Jerk

Release Date: December 14, 1979

Year    :   1979
Slogan    :   «A rags to riches to rags story.»
Genres    :   Comedy
Production Companies    :   Universal Pictures, Aspen Film Society
Director    :   Carl Reiner
Producers    :   Peter Macgregor-Scott, David V. Picker, William E. McEuen, Penny Perry, Geno Havens
Writers    :   Carl Gottlieb, Steve Martin, Michael Elias
RunTime    :   94 mins.
Budget    :   4000000
Revenue    :   100000000

After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in the fast lane isn't all it's cracked up to be and, in the end, all that really matters to Johnson is his true love.

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