The Distinguished Gentleman
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The Distinguished Gentleman
A smooth-talking confidence trickster makes his way into congress (where the cynical would suggest he'd have plenty of company) in this comedy. Thomas Jefferson Johnson (Eddie Murphy) is a con man from Florida who gets the bright idea that a scam artist could make a tidy sum if he was able to get inside the political arena. When a Florida congressman named Jeff Johnson dies and a special election is held to replace him, Thomas puts his name on the ballot as "Jeff Johnson," and enough confused voters check the ballot for him that he wins the race and is on his way to Washington… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An OK Murphy vehicle, but still the same old hip black guy smarter than the white men routine."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Tepid Eddie Murphy political farce."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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