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The Distinguished Gentleman
Eddie Murphy and Lane Smith




Overview -
A small-time con artist goes big time when he hustles his way to the U.S. Congress. Once elected he reaps the usual benefits, and enjoys the perks of power. However, he decides to clean up the Capitol and ends up doing to Congress what Congress has been doing to its constituency all along.

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Overview

A small-time con artist goes big time when he hustles his way to the U.S. Congress. Once elected he reaps the usual benefits, and enjoys the perks of power. However, he decides to clean up the Capitol and ends up doing to Congress what Congress has been doing to its constituency all along.

Main Cast & Crew

Jonathan Lynn - Director
Eddie Murphy
Lane Smith
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Joe Don Baker
Victoria Rowell
Grant Shaud
Kevin McCarthy
Charles S. Dutton
Victor Rivers
Sonny Jim Gaines

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 113
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 717951003119
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 1999

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Politics
Scams And Cons
Vengeance
Personal Triumph

 

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Synopsis:
A corrupt congressman dies and in his place a con-man with the same name attempts to fool the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. by taking his place, and succeeds in a most surprising manner.

Notes:
Title design by Dan Perri; Titles and Opticals by Buena Vista Optical. Color by Technocolor. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.

Reviews:
"...An easy, breezy romp of a movie, a low comedy of a highly entertaining order....The star is surrounded by a group of equally inventive and tireless supporting actors..." - 12/04/1992 New York Times, p.C1

 

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