• The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

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Release Date: November 11th, 1992

DVD Release Date: November 16th, 1999

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 Baker, Victoria Rowell, Grant Shaud, Kevin McCarthy, Charles Dutton

Director: Jonathan Lynn

Genres: Comedy

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The Distinguished Gentleman prefers to give us measured laughs at a leisurely pace, and then it settles for the sellout upbeat ending. Ho hum. show more

  • 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]

  • Murphy's comic brilliance is at the service of the story and he positively shines with a number of diverse and zany impersonations, most enjoyably a Jesse Jackson takeoff. show more

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