Universal Pictures | Release Date: December 14, 1979
Summary: Steve Martin, in his first starring motion picture, plays Navin Johnson, adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family, whose out-there inventions lead him from rags to riches and beyond. Along the way, he falls for a lady motorcycle racer, survives a series of screwball attacks by a deranged killer, and becomes a success by inventing the "Opti-grab". Does it last? All one needs is a paddle ball game and remote control, after all.
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Runtime: 94 min
Rating: TV-14
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Comedy
Country: US
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jul 20, 2005
Director Credit
Carl Reiner Director
Writer Credit
Carl Gottlieb Story
Michael Elias Screenplay
Steve Martin Story
Principal Cast Credit
Bernadette Peters Marie
Bill Macy Stan Fox
Catlin Adams Patty Bernstein
Dick Anthony Williams Taj
Dick O'Neill Frosty
M. Emmet Walsh Madman
Mabel King Mother
Maurice Evans Hobart
Richard Ward Father
Steve Martin Navin/Cat Juggler
Cast Credit
Brownie McGhee Blues Singer
Helena Carroll Hester
Pepe Serna Punk #1
Renn Woods Elvira
Sonny Terry Blues Singer
Producer Credit
David V. Picker Producer
Peter Macgregor-Scott Associate Producer
William E. McEuen Producer