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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Steve Martin
Bernadette Peters
Catlin Adams
M Emmet Walsh
Carl Reiner
Directors
Carl Reiner
Screenwriters
Steve Martin
Michael Elias
Carl Gottlieb
Running Time
94 minutes

The Jerk
Steve Martin at his funniest.


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Plot
The physically adept funnyman is Navin Johnson, raised as a 'poor black child' by his adoptive family, and eager to make his way in the world - which he does through the inevitable comic mishaps and unlikeliest of circumstances, including finding employment at a gas station and becoming the target for a crazed psycho-killer.


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Loud and ludicrous, The Jerk is a strong contender for the funniest film of all time.


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