The Jerk

  • 1979
  • Movie
  • R
  • Comedy

Martin's film debut, released at the height of the comedian's popularity. He is cast as a poor "black" boy, raised in the South by a black family, only to discover one day that he is really white. After struggling for a time, he decides to hitchhike to fame and fortune. Acting like the ultimate jerk (the title truly lives up to the character), Martin finds...read more

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00:33 — "Wild and crazy" Martin's successful starring debut tells the title character's hilarious rags-to-riches story from his birth as a poor black child!
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02:31 — "Wild and crazy" Martin's successful starring debut tells the title character's hilarious rags-to-riches story from his birth as a poor black child!

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  • Released: 1979
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Martin's film debut, released at the height of the comedian's popularity. He is cast as a poor "black" boy, raised in the South by a black family, only to discover one day that he is really white. After struggling for a time, he decides to hitchhike to fam… (more)

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