The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

The Distinguished Gentleman




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A smooth-talking confidence trickster makes his way into congress (where the cynical would suggest he'd have plenty of company) in this comedy. Thomas Jefferson Johnson (Eddie Murphy) is a con man from Florida who gets the bright idea that a scam artist could make a tidy sum if he was able to get inside the political arena. When a Florida congressman named Jeff Johnson dies and a special election is held to replace him, Thomas puts his name on the ballot as "Jeff Johnson," and enough confused … More

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jonathan Reynolds, Marty Kaplan
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On DVD: Nov 16, 1999
Hollywood Pictures

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as Thomas Jefferson Joh...

as Dick Dodge

as Miss Loretta

as Olaf Andersen

as Celia Kirby

as Arthur Reinhardt

as Terry Corrigan

as Elijah Hawkins

as Armando

as Zeke Bridges

as Iowa

as 'Skeeter' Warburton

as Vera Johnson

as Jeff Johnson

as Asbestos Lobbyist

as Ellen Juba

as Mickey Juba

as Hattie Rifkin

as Kimberly

as Bo Chandler

as Rafe Simon

as Ira Schecter

as Mrs. Bridges

as Chief of Police

as Ethics Committee Cha...

as Ned Grable

as Gun Lobbyist

as Election Anchor

as Blue Haired Lady

as Asbestos Lobbyist

as Distilled Spirits Lo...

as Tobacco Lobbyist

as Poultry Lobbyist

as Crabhouse Waiter

as DC Correspondent

as Voting Husband

as Voting Wife

as Taxi Driver

as Tommy Boggs

as Florida Reporter

as J.D. Williams

as Asbestos Lobbyist

as Homer
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Critic Reviews for The Distinguished Gentleman

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | December 4, 1992
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The Distinguished Gentleman

Eddie Murphy plays Thomas Jefferson Johnson, a hustler and con artist, who finds out that running for Congress will earn him more money than he does now. He uses this post to hopefully earn a decent living and sham his way to more. Instead, he discovers that some government officials are even more corrupt than he is and he must use his "power" to make things right for the little people.Good natured fun from the early 90's

Deb S

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Not bad. A lot funnier than I was expecting. It reminds you just how funny Eddie Murphy can be and how far he's fallen.

Jonny Crumley

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