Once upon a time there was a very very funny man called Steve Martin. He mad top class comedy films..........and then he got Hollywooded and started to make average family friendly comedy. What a shame. But fear not, for here we have three of his finest comedies in 1 boxset at a great price.
The Jerk (Dir. Carl Reiner, 1979): That wild and crazy guy, Steve Martin, makes his acting debut in this wild and crazy comedy hit The Jerk. Steve portrays Navin Johnson, adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family, whose crazy inventions lead him from rags to riches and right back to rags. Along the way, he's smitten with a lady motorcycle racer, survives a series of screwball attacks by a deranged killer, becomes a millionaire by inventing the "opti-grab" handle for eyeglasses - and shows why he's the hottest comic performer in America today.
The Lonely Guy (Dir. Arthur Hiller, 1984): The one and only, Steve Martin, stars along with Charles Grodin and Tony Award winner, Judith Ivey, in this funny and poignant romance inspired by Bruce Jay Friedman's tongue-in-cheek survival manual.
The Lonely Guy follows the progress of Larry (Steve Martin) and his buddy Warren (Charles Grodin) as they attempt to eke out a successful social life in the Big Apple. They're losers, until one day, Larry writes a book that turns loneliness into the ultimate love potion, and life is never the same!
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (Dir. Carl Reiner, 1982): As the private eye of private eyes, Steve Martin is Rigby Reardon. He's tough, rough and ready to take on anything when Juliet Forrest appears on the scene with a case: her father, a noted scientist, philanthropist and cheesemaker has died mysteriously. Reardon immediately smells a rat and follows a complex maze of clues that lead to the 'Carlotta Lists'. With a little help from his 'friends' Alan Ladd, Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart, Charles Laughton, and others, Reardon gets his man.
An exciting, action-fun packed film the way 40's films used to be!
Actors Steve Martin, Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey, Steve Lawrence, Robyn Douglass, Merv Griffin, Rachel Ward, Carl Reiner, Reni Santoni, George Gaynes, Frank McCarthy, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Jackie Mason, M. Emmet Walsh & Bill Macy
Director Carl Reiner & Arthur Hiller
Certificate 15 years and over
Year 1979 ; 1984 ; 1982
Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.