The Jerk

The Jerk
  • 1981
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Carl Reiner
  • Written by: Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, Michael Elias
  • Cast: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, M Emmet Walsh, Jackie Mason, Dick O'Neill, Mabel King

Hit and miss comedy as Martin goes from rags to riches to rags again, when his ground-breaking invention that stops spectacles slipping down the wearer's nose turns out to have disastrous side effects. Watch out for the classic cat-juggling sequence, and Martin's usual command of the physical gag.

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