The Jerk (1979)

The Opti-Grab

Navin (Steve Martin) invents the Opti-Grab, inspired by a customer’s frustration with his flimsy eye wear.

Directed by Carl Reiner.

Released in 1979 by Universal.

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  • character-type: Customer
  • character-type: Sniper
  • action: Fix
  • editors-choice: Nerds
  • editors-choice: Licensable Clips
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • secondary-genre: Screwball Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Slapstick Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Comedy
  • mood: Funny
  • prop: Scope
  • prop: Car
  • prop: Eye Glasses
  • prop: Rifle
  • setting: Gas Station
  • theme: Helping
  • theme: Creativity
  • theme: Innovation
  • actor: M. Emmet Walsh
  • actor: Steve Martin
  • actor: Bill Macy
  • 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: Stan Fox
  • role-name: Madman
  • screenwriter: Michael Elias
  • screenwriter: Carl Gottlieb
  • screenwriter: Steve Martin
  • year: 1979
  • studio: Universal