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Steve Martin Steve Martin
Navin / Cat Juggler
Catlin Adams Catlin Adams
Patty Bernstein
Mabel King Mabel King
Mother
Richard Ward Richard Ward
Father
Bill Macy Bill Macy
Stan Fox


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Steve Martin Steve Martin
(screenplay)
Carl Gottlieb Carl Gottlieb
(screenplay)


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A good movie

9 years, 9 months ago at Jul 13 8:55
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Since I kept hearing some interesting things about this flick (for example, it was apparently one of Stanley Kubrick's favorite movies), I was really curious about the damned thing and I was quite eager to check it out. First of all, by now, I have seen many movies starring Steve Martin (almost 30 features) but, to be honest, most of them turned out be actually rather worthless. However, the guy s... read more
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Navin is an idiot. He grew up in Mississippi as adopted son of a black family. But at his 18th birthday he feels he wants to discover the rest of the world and sets out to St. Louis... Everyone exploits his naivety, but then a simple invention brings him a fortune.
Release date: 14 December 1979
UPC: 025192070228
Tags: Comedy (23), 1979 (8), 1970s (7), Dancing (5), Church (4), Singing (4), Painting (4), Slapstick (4), Mansion (4), Dog (4), Rags To Riches (4), Charlatan (4), Tennis Court (4), Thermos (4), Music (3), Disco (3), Gangster (3), Wine (3), Coming Of Age (3), Wedding (3)
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