The Jerk (1979) - Plot Summary Poster


Plot Summary

  • Navin is an idiot. He grew up in Mississippi as adopted son of a black family but on his 18th birthday he feels he wants to discover the rest of the world and sets out to St. Louis. There everyone exploits his naivety, but then a simple invention brings him a fortune.

    - Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
  • An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis.

    - Written by Anonymous


Navin R. Johnson (Steve Martin) is a dim-witted White man who was adopted as an infant by a poor rural southern Black family...

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