Cinema: Cat Catcher

THE JERK

Directed by Carl Reiner Screenplay by Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb and Michael Elias

A man who invents a completely new perversion at this stage in humanity's march to glory must be held in deepest respect. Comedian Steve Martin managed the trick in his second record album, A Wild and Crazy Guy. He had heard about these absolutely disgusting exhibitions that were being held in Mexico, he said. Cat juggling. "They take the little kitties ..." It is funny, because it calls to mind a bizarre vision of serious cats slashing at a demented Mexican juggler, while an audience of gringo tourists...

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