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The Jerk, Too (1984)

Navin Johnson sets out to travel to Los Angeles to attend the wedding of his pen pal, Marie, but is sidetracked by the leader of a gang of hobos who takes him to Las Vegas when learning of Navin's skill at playing cards.


Michael Schultz


Steve Martin (characters), Carl Gottlieb (characters) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Blankfield ... Navin Johnson
Ray Walston ... Diesel
Robert Sampson ... Van Buren
Patricia Barry ... Mrs. Van Buren
Barrie Ingham ... Carl the Butler
Stacey Nelkin ... Marie Van Buren (as Stacey Nelkin)
Jean LeClerc ... Count Marco
Thalmus Rasulala ... Crossroads
Pat McCormick ... Dudley
Bill Saluga ... Shoes
Mabel King ... Mama Johnson
Lina Raymond Lina Raymond ... Cheetah Johnson
William Smith ... Suicide
Peter Schrum ... Ugly Eddie (as Pete Schrum)
Lainie Kazan ... Card Player


Navin Johnson, the simple-minded adopted son of a loving but impecunious black family, summons up the strength to leave his humble farmhouse in rural Alabama and sets off on an exciting journey to California. Intent on attending the wedding of his dear pen-pal, Marie, instead, Navin finds himself in the clutches of Diesel, the scheming leader of a ruthless gang of vagabonds, who have discovered Navin's remarkable talent in playing cards. Now, Navin is in Las Vegas, taking part in a high-stakes game. Can Marie save her innocent friend? Written by Nick Riganas

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He's not stupid. He's a jerk!




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Steve Martin, who played Navin Johnson in the original film The Jerk (1979), was an executive producer on this film. See more »


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I think it's even FUNNIER than the original!!
30 October 2005 | by dcreasy2001See all my reviews

Honestly, when I saw this movie years ago I immediately wanted to turn it off. As I sat there for the next 10 minutes or so, I realized that the actor playing Navin stole the show. His facial expressions and comedic demeanor makes me shake my head as to WHY he hasn't been in more comedies. He has this "Marty Feldman" thing going for him but MUCH, MUCH more talent...taking nothing away from Marty. The movie really shocked me by how close it was to the original Jerk, but then again, it was SO MUCH MORE. I really think that if this movie was released first, and I saw the Steve Martin movie 2nd, I'd think the 2nd was a cheap rip-off. I know it sounds like a BOLD statement, but it's true. I actually like Steve Martin a great deal, but his performance is 2nd to the actor in The Jerk Too. I wish I could get a copy of it for my collection. I urge you to see it if you can find it.

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6 January 1984 (USA) See more »

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Another Jerk See more »

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