The Jerk (1979)
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Genres: Comedy

Taglines: He was a poor black sharecropper's son who never dreamed he was adopted.

Director: Carl Reiner

Writers: Michael Elias, Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb

Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King, ...

Navin is an idiot. He grew up in Mississippi as adopted son of a black family but on his 18th birthday he feels he wants to discover the rest of the world and sets out to St. Louis. There everyone exploits his naivety, but then a simple invention brings him a fortune.

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