“The Jerk” quotes(1979)
Carl Reiner directed this movie in 1979
Title The Jerk
Director Carl Reiner
Director Carl Reiner
Plot – As an adopted son of two black farmers, Navin Johnston decides to leave his beloved family to make a fortune. He gets a job at Harry's service station, but he's a troublemaker. The meeting with Stanley Fox is an opportunity for him to leave for a wonderful adventure. Fox in fact notes the guy's cleverness and helps him to become famous under the name of 'Opti-Crab'. In the meantime, Navin meets Marie and he enters the high society thanks to his success. Fortune and glory are destined to pass soonly: what if his inventions are dangerous?
All actors – Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King, Richard Ward, Dick Anthony Williams, Bill Macy, M. Emmet Walsh, Dick O'Neill, Maurice Evans, Helena Carroll, Renn Woodsshow all
“The Jerk” Quotes 19 quotes
“The most exciting game on the midway! Imagine the thrill of getting your weight guessed by a professional! You can blow up your cheeks, you can stick out your chest, but you're not going to fool the guesser.”
“For one dollar, I'll guess your weight, your height, or your sex.”
“I am not a bum. I'm a jerk. I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things: my friends, and... uh... my thermos.”
“First they didn't have the bamboo umbrellas for the drinks, and now snails on the food, two boobs!”
“- Mother: Navin, it's your birthday, and it's time you knew. You're not our natural-born child.
- Navin: I'm not? You mean I'm gonna stay this color?”
There's something I want to say that's always been very difficult for me to say: "I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit". There. I've never been relaxed enough around anyone to say that.
“He hates these cans. Stay away from the cans.”
“- Navin: Are you a model?
- Marie: No. I'm a cosmetologist.
- Navin: Really? A cosmetologist? That's unbelievable. That's impressive. Must be tough handling the weightlessness.”
“Lord loves a workin' man. Don't trust whitey. See a doctor and get rid of it.”
“Navin, I'd love you if you were the color of a baboon's ass.”
“- Patty Bernstein: Give me a bite of that corn dog.
- Navin: What about germs?
- Patty Bernstein: Put a rubber on it.”
“- Navin: Do you think it's possible that someday, you could make love with me and think of him?
- Marie: Who knows, maybe you and he could make love and you could think of me.
- Navin: I'd just be happy to be in there somewhere.”
“I think next week I'll be able to send more money as I may have extra work. My friend Patty has promised me a blow job. Your loving son, Navin.”