The Jerk Trailer

The Jerk Trailer (1979)

"A rags to riches to rags story." 14 December 1979 Comedy 94 mins

After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in the fast lane isn't all it's cracked up to be and, in the end, all that really matters to Johnson is his true love.

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Steve Martin

as Navin R. Johnson

Bernadette Peters

as Marie Kimble Johnson

Catlin Adams

as Patty Bernstein

Mabel King

as Mother

Richard Ward

as Father

Carl Gottlieb

as Iron Balls McGinty

Bill Macy

as Stan Fox

Dick O'Neill

as Frosty

Maurice Evans

as Hobart

Ren Woods

as Elvira

Pepe Serna

as Punk #1

Sonny Terry

as Blues Singer

Brownie McGhee

as Blues Singer


Carl Reiner


Jack Elliott

Original Music Composer

International Titles

O Panaca Trailer

O Tonto Trailer

Jerk, The Trailer

International Releases Dates

Australia 06 June 1980

Brazil 12 January 1980

Germany 20 June 1980

United Kingdom 14 December 1979

Portugal 19 August 1982

United States 14 December 1979

Popular movie trailers from 1979

These some of the most viewed trailers for movies released in 1979:

Siberiade Trailer (1979)

06 June 1979

The evolution of a nation during six decades of turbulent history is dramatized via two families from opposing classes.

Stalker Trailer (1979)

16 April 1979

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies.

Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens Trailer (1979)

11 May 1979

Believe it or not even in Smalltown USA there are still people who are unfulfilled and unrelieved in the midst of plenty.

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro Trailer (1979)

15 December 1979

After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin III and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of fake money, the so called "Goat Bills", he decides to track down the counterfeiter responsible - and steal any other treasures he may find in the Castle of Cagliostro, including the 'damsel in distress' he finds imprisoned there.

The Villain Trailer (1979)

26 July 1979

Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming.

The Concorde... Airport '79 Trailer (1979)

17 August 1979

This film is the last of the 'Airport' genre which stars George Kennedy again in his aviation-disaster struck role as Joe Patroni who has to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of the plane splitting in two over the Alps!

Alien Trailer (1979)

25 May 1979

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet.

Going Steady Trailer (1979)

31 May 1979

Going Steady aka Lemon Popsicle 2 is the sequel to the 1978 Israeli film Lemon Popsicle. The movie basically follows the daily lives of several teenagers as they are "coming of age" in what appears to be the late 50's (maybe early 60's).

The Tin Drum Trailer (1979)

02 May 1979

Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II.

Hardcore Trailer (1979)

09 February 1979

A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.

Zombie Trailer (1979)

25 August 1979

A zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to a famous scientist. Peter West, a journalist, travels to the Antilles with Ann, the daughter of the scientist.

Escape from Alcatraz Trailer (1979)

22 June 1979

A dramatization of the one possibly successful escape from the notorious prison.


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