The Jerk (1979)

Don't Call That Dog Lifesaver

When a dog appears at the front door, Navin (Steve Martin) misinterprets his barking for a fire warning, creating a false alarm for all the neighbors.

Directed by Carl Reiner.

Released in 1979 by Universal.

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  • character-type: Dog
  • character-type: Idiot
  • action: Evacuate
  • editors-choice: Licensable Clips
  • editors-choice: Awkward Moments
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • secondary-genre: Screwball Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Slapstick Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Comedy
  • mood: Funny
  • prop: Dog
  • setting: Motel
  • theme: Embarrassment
  • theme: Mistakes
  • actor: Steve Martin
  • director: Carl Reiner
  • producer: William E. McEuen
  • producer: Peter Macgregor-Scott
  • producer: David V. Picker
  • cinematographer: Victor J. Kemper
  • editor: Bud Molin
  • editor: Ron Spang
  • costume-designer: Theadora Van Runkle
  • production-designer: Jack T. Collis
  • role-name: Navin R. Johnson
  • role-name: Cat Juggler
  • role-name: Pig Eye Jackson
  • role-name: Engineer Fred
  • screenwriter: Michael Elias
  • screenwriter: Carl Gottlieb
  • screenwriter: Steve Martin
  • year: 1979
  • studio: Universal