The Jerk is a 1979 American comedy film. Directed by Carl Reiner, the film was written by Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb and Michael Elias. This was Steve Martin's first starring role in a feature film. The film also features Bernadette Peters, M. Emmet Walsh and Jackie Mason. The film begins with Navin R. Johnson , a homeless bum, directly addressing the camera and telling his story. He is the adopted white son of African American sharecroppers, who grows to adulthood naïvely unaware of his obvious adoption. He stands out in his family not just because of his skin color, but also because of his...
|Release date:||December 14, 1979|
|Directed by:||Carl Reiner|
|Producer:||David V. Picker, William E. McEuen|
|Editor:||Bud Molin, Ron Spang|
|Music by:||Jack Elliott|
|Cinematography:||Victor J. Kemper|
|Screenplay by:||Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, Michael Elias|