Martin, Steve

SKU: 025192351754

UPC 025192351754
Release Date 2016-05-10
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 94
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Navin Johnson, a none-too-bright white boy raised by a family of black sharecroppers, somehow manages to reach adulthood without ever discovering he was adopted. His parents finally tell him the truth on his birthday and, shocked by the news, he decides to head off to the big city to seek his fortune. Although he embarks on his odyssey with Candide-like optimism, Navin soon learns the cruel ways of the world as his crazy invention--a device to stop one's glasses from sliding--leads him from rags to riches and back to rags. Steve Martin is riotous in this no-holds-barred broad slapstick comedy, with Bernadette Peters playing his accepting love interest. Jackie Mason, M. Emmet Walsh, and Bill Macy are excellent in small roles, but the focus is always on Martin, who is at his goofy best in a film loaded with hysterical sight gags and a dog whose name cannot be said on television.THE JERK is number 89 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Funniest Movies. There was a television movie remake of the film, produced by Steve Martin, called THE JERK TOO. It was directed by Michael Schultz and stars stand-up comedian Mark Blankfield. Mabel King played Navin's mother in both films. This film was Steve Martin's first starring role, made at the height of his immense popularity as a stand-up comedian. Previously he had small roles and cameos in three feature films: SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND, THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, and THE MUPPET MOVIE. Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters do all their own singing in the movie--including the ever-popular Thermos song. In the film shown to Navin by a charity representative, a disguised Martin plays a cat juggler, billed in the end credits as Pig Eye Jackson....Martin proves himself -- often hilariously -- to be nobody's fool....Funny, vulgar and backhandedly clever...I was born a poor black child.--Navin Johnson (Steve Martin), narrating the story of his life He hates these cans!--Navin, fleeing a madman (M. Emmet Walsh) with a gun...Martin's first major lead is a wonderfully excessive line-up of physical gags and puerile, sitcom-style set-pieces...[The film] uses many of the bits Martin was doing in his standup act at the time.[Martin] earned leading-man status in this un-PC classic...
Cast Mabel King (Star)
Carl Reiner (Star)
Bill Macy (Star)
Pepe Serna (Star)
Steve Martin (Story)
M. Emmet Walsh (Star)
Helena Carroll (Star)
Brownie McGhee (Star)
Steve Martin (Star)
Sonny Terry (Star)
Carl Reiner (Director)
Jack Elliott (Composer)
David Landsberg (Star)
Michael Elias (Screenwriter)
Carl Gottlieb (Star)
Jackie Mason (Star)
Dick O'Neill (Star)
William E. McEuen (Producer)
Jack T. Collis (Production Designer)
Bud Molin (Editor)
Theadora Van Runkle (Costume Designer)
Victor J. Kemper (Director of Photography)
Dick Anthony Williams (Star)
Ren Woods (Star)
Maurice Evans (Star)
Carl Gottlieb (Screenwriter)
Bernadette Peters (Star)
Catlin Adams (Star)
Steve Martin (Screenwriter)
David V. Picker (Producer)
Carl Gottlieb (Story)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Learn how to play Tonight You Belong To Me The lost filmstrips of father carlos las vegas de cordova Theatrical trailer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French Dolby Digital Surround - English, French DTS - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy
Attribute Additional Footage,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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