The Jerk (1979)

Navin Beats the Racists

Navin (Steve Martin) gets angry and uses karate on some thugs who use racial slurs in his home.

Directed by Carl Reiner.

Released in 1979 by Universal.

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  • character-type: Idiot
  • character-type: Romantic Interest
  • character-type: Martial Artist
  • action: Punch
  • action: Kick
  • action: Fight
  • editors-choice: Politically Incorrect Moments
  • editors-choice: Fight Scenes
  • editors-choice: Licensable Clips
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • secondary-genre: Screwball Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Slapstick Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Comedy
  • mood: Funny
  • prop: Robe
  • setting: Swimming Pool
  • setting: Restaurant
  • theme: Race
  • actor: Bernadette Peters
  • actor: Carl Gottlieb
  • 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: Marie Kimble Johnson
  • role-name: Pig Eye Jackson
  • role-name: Iron Balls McGinty
  • role-name: Engineer Fred
  • screenwriter: Michael Elias
  • screenwriter: Carl Gottlieb
  • screenwriter: Steve Martin
  • year: 1979
  • studio: Universal