The Jerk Poster

Release Date: November 10th, 2002

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 1998

R|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Navin (Steve Martin) believes he was born a poor black child in Mississippi. He is, however, actually white. Upon figuring this out, he heads north to St. Louis to find himself. After landing a job at a gas station, Navin is excited to discover his name printed in the new phone book. This ratification of his existence leads him from one misadventure to another -- as he invents gadgets, dodges bullets, joins the carnival and seeks love in the arms of beautiful Marie (Bernadette Peters).

Cast: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King, Richard Ward, Dick Anthony Williams, Carl Reiner, Bill Macy

Director: Carl Reiner

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Aspen Film Society

Keywords: Transformation, Hilarious, Emotional, Madcap, Underdog, Family, 1970s