Released Date
December 14, 1979
Distributor
Universal Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Rating
R
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$73,691,419 + $0 = $73,691,419
76

Steve Martin

as Navin R. Johnson / Cat Juggler

73

Bernadette Peters

as Marie Kimble Johnson

71

Catlin Adams

as Patty Bernstein

1932-1999

Mabel King

as Mother

1922-2019

Bill Macy

as Stan Fox

90

Jackie Mason

as Harry Hartounian

1901-1989

Maurice Evans

as Hobart

83

Carl Gottlieb

as Iron Balls McGinty

1928-1998

Dick O'Neill

as Frosty

About The Jerk

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.

About

Navin grew up believing he was a black child, however he discovers that he is actually white so he runs to St. Louis to find himself. Navin then goes through all sorts of adventures that put him in ridiculous situations.

Trivia

Steve Martin wrote and stars in the film. The movie marks Steve Martin's first starring role in a feature film.