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The Distinguished Gentleman
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The Distinguished Gentleman 1992

From Amazon: "Mr. Murphy Goes to Washington." As a sly con man from Florida, Thomas Jefferson Johnson (a name he enjoys reciting), Murphy seems just about perfectly cast. And the notion that a crook would be drawn to Capitol Hill like a fly to honey is a cheap, cynical idea that could be milked for a few belly laughs. The chief bad guy, a greedy lobbyist aptly named Dick Dodge (Lane Smith), is a perfect, smarmy target, but the movie loses its cool and turns earnest and patriotic, striking a high-minded attitude that it has scarcely earned. It may have seemed a clever idea hiring a Brit, Jonathan Lynn (Clue) to direct, but he doesn't bring a fresh...

Directed By:
No image existsJonathan Lynn
Written By:
No image existsMarty Kaplan
Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
No image existsLane Smith
No image existsSheryl Lee Ralph
No image existsJoe Don Baker
No image existsVictoria Rowell
No image existsGrant Shaud
No image existsKevin McCarthy
No image existsCharles S. Dutton
No image existsJames Garner

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The Distinguished Gentleman Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/12/2007)

I like films that use comedy to show just how ridiculous and corrupt our political system is. Eddie Murphy does a bang up job in giving us the laughs we expects from films like Trading Places and Beverly hills Cop.

In this one, he plays a con man who just happens to have the same name (Thomas Jefferson Johnson) as a...

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