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First Run: The Jerk


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continuing a season of films new to television. Tonight starring Steve Martin
Bernadette Peters Navin Johnson , the white sheep in a poor black family of Mississippi sharecroppers, leaves home to seek his fortune in the big city. Navin's struggle for fame, his invention of the miraculous opti-grab device and the earth-shattering discovery of his 'special purpose' are just a small part of the Johnson legend.
Cult comedian Steve Martin stars in this satire on the great American dream.
Navin Johnson .STEVE MARTIN
(First showing on British television)
* FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Bernadette Peters
Unknown: Navin Johnson
Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Navin Johnson
Unknown: Steve Martin.
Unknown: Carl Gottlieb
Directed By: Carl Reiner
Marie KimbalL: Bernadette Peters
Patty Bernstein: Catlin Adams
Mother: Mabel King
Father: Richard Ward
Taj DICK: Anthony Williams
Stan Fox: Bill MacY
Madman: M Emmet Walsh
Frosty: Dick O'Neill
Hobart: Maurice Evans
Hester: Helena Carroll
Elvira: Ren Wood
First punk: Pepe Serna
Blues singers: Sonny Terry
Blues singers: Brownie McGhee
Harry Hartounian: Jackie Mason

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