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R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
In the conniving world of politics, even a professional shyster like Thomas Jefferson Johnson (Eddie Murphy) can find himself outmatched. After using name recognition to get elected, Johnson enjoys many of the same financial perks as other politicians. However, while investigating the connection between electric companies and cancer in young children, he unexpectedly develops a conscience. Unfortunately, fellow Congressman Dick Dodge (Lane Smith) isn't about to let him rock the boat.

Cast: Eddie Murphy , Lane Smith , Sheryl Lee Ralph , Joe Don Baker , Victoria Rowell , Grant Shaud , Kevin McCarthy , Charles S. Dutton

Director: Jonathan Lynn

Genres: Comedy

The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

Release Date: November 11th, 1992|1 hr. 53 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 25
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    The Distinguished Gentleman isn't much of a movie - it's a mess, in fact. [04 Dec 1992] show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Despite Murphy's campaigning, Gentleman deserves a veto. [04 Dec 1992] show more

  • 70
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    With a refreshing absence of earnestness, the movie mainly spins out many variations on a theme: Easy Street begins and ends on Capitol Hill. [03 Dec 1992] show more

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