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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.

Director:

Michael Schultz

Writers:

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

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
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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.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Jerk See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The guy who thinks it's better than the original must have been in this one.
11 November 2005 | by jedgouldSee all my reviews

You can never have seen either film and still know that The Jerk Too is a disaster. The question is not, "How did it get made," because if you throw money at anyone and tell them to make a film, they will do so.

No. The question is "Why, oh why, did Steve Martin allow it to be made?" I think he needed the money to fight a nuisance lawsuit and was determined it not cost him anything. He knew the sequel was going to be so frightful, that out of pride, he wouldn't even count it's royalties as income.

The only way this sequel could not be an embarrassment is to have had Carl Gottlieb and Steve Martin revive the nation's favorite poor black family.

And "dcreasy2001" (aka Mark Blankfield?): It's just transparently obvious that you worked on this film in some sad capacity, and the only way you can feel better about your involvement is to be the sequel's lone cheerleader as an IMDb user comment. I was praying for you to veer over into satire, but alas, you were really making an effort at spin. Why not 10 stars?


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