With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.
Richard E. Grant
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>
When the first oil can is punctured by the sniper, a tube can be clearly seen inserted through the bullet hole. See more »
Navin R. Johnson:
Huh? I am *not* a bum. I'm a jerk. I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things: my friends, and... uh... my thermos. Huh? My story? Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin' on the porch with my family, singin' and dancin' down in Mississippi...
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The Sundance Channel, as of June 2018, is showing a mixture of the original commercial TV airing and the theatrical version. TV outtakes of the Texas Millionaire complaining about his ripped airplane seats, Navin "so broke that he had to spin" on the carnival ride. And the elaboration with Mr Hartounian about Navin making $1.10 an hour are missing. Navin's dog is called "Stupid." The sexual reference that is in Navin's letter that Grandma Johnson reads is edited. All of the sexually suggestive dialogue with Navin and Patti is included. The word "Ass" is included in all parts of the movie. However, all references to the "N-Word" are deleted, as is Billy's offensive word on his shirt being whited out. See more »
Dont trust whitey, see a doctor and get rid of it...got it!
The Jerk (1979) stars Steve Martin as Navin R Johnson, the adopted son of
black sharecroppers...problem is, he has no idea he's adopted! Some really
funny scenes, especially with Jackie Mason, M Emmit Walsh, and the girl at the circus...Bernadette Peters looks GREAT btw...Its a shame Steve Martin is "Mr. Serious" now, would love him to make a screwball comedy again...mindless fun, with some very funny lines "You should not call that dog lifesaver, you should call him sh*thead!" worth checking out... Recomended
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