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The Distinguished Gentleman
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Directed By
Jonathan Lynn

Written By:
Marty Kaplan

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

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The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
May 12th, 2007

He's gonna be a f*ckin' nuisance in Congress.

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 popular Florida politician, who is deceased. Needless to say, the average voter doesn't bother to inform him/herself and he gets elected. What can you expect in Florida? He brings his gang, which includes Sheryl Lee Ralph, to Washington to see what they can get and soon falls for the lovely soap star Victoria Rowell and decides to go straight. How predictable is that? Charles S. Dutton is super as a honest Maryland politician.

Murphy pretty much carries this movie and it is good for some expected laughs.

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May 12, 2007 4:11 PM
Chris Rock did a better job in Head of State.
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May 12, 2007 4:52 PM
I'll have to look for that one. Thanks

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