The Distinguished Gentleman

The Distinguished Gentleman

"From con man to congressman"
  • R
  • 1992
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • 5.9  (15,178)
  • 45

Eddie Murphy stars in this comedy as a con man named Thomas Jefferson Johnson. Upon hearing of the death of a politician with a similar name, the con man decides to take over his life. After the actual politician, Jeff Johnson, dies of a heart attack while having sex with his secretary, the con man Thomas Jefferson Johnson, takes advantage of the situation and puts himself in the dead politicians shoes. When the con man finds out that the politician who died was going for the United States Congress, he starts to call himself Jeff Johnson, and gets his name put on the ballot by working with a senior group called the Silver Foxes, and convincing them to nominate him as a candidate. By using the actual dead candidate's campaign material, he runs a low-budget campaign that ends up winning him a spot in Congress, so he goes off to Washington D.C. Once in Washington he learns who the true con men are, while trying to address certain issues and helping to campaign against an electric company that is possibly is giving children cancer with a product that they have created. Jeff Johnson strives for change and fights to expose the corruption going on in Washington.

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Description
Eddie Murphy stars in this comedy as a con man named Thomas Jefferson Johnson. Upon hearing of the death of a politician with a similar name, the con man decides to take over his life. After the actual politician, Jeff Johnson, dies of a heart attack while having sex with his secretary, the con man Thomas Jefferson Johnson, takes advantage of the situation and puts himself in the dead politicians shoes.

When the con man finds out that the politician who died was going for the United States Congress, he starts to call himself Jeff Johnson, and gets his name put on the ballot by working with a senior group called the Silver Foxes, and convincing them to nominate him as a candidate. By using the actual dead candidate's campaign material, he runs a low-budget campaign that ends up winning him a spot in Congress, so he goes off to Washington D.C.

Once in Washington he learns who the true con men are, while trying to address certain issues and helping to campaign against an electric company that is possibly is giving children cancer with a product that they have created. Jeff Johnson strives for change and fights to expose the corruption going on in Washington.

  • Release Date
    1992
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 52 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (15,178)
  • Metascore
    45