R | | Comedy
A simpleminded, sheltered country boy suddenly decides to leave his family home to experience life in the big city, where his naivete is both his best friend and his worst enemy.
Steve Martin and co-star Bernadette Peters were in a personal relationship during production.
Navin R. Johnson:
Huh? 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. Huh? My story? Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember...
When the first oil can is punctured by the sniper, a tube can be clearly seen inserted through the bullet hole.
Pig Eye Jackson - Cat Juggler (Steve Martin)
On many commercial-TV airings, much of Patty's sexually suggestive dialog is edited out completely.
$5,935,025 16 December 1979