“- Elijah Hawkins: Come on, Thomas! You're Dick Dodge's yes-man.
- Thomas Jefferson Johnson: I am not a yes-man. When Dick says no, I say no.”
“The Distinguished Gentleman” quotes(1992)
Plot – Thomas Jefferson Johnson is a mediocre crook. Fortunately he is of the same name of a US Parliamentary died of a heart attack, so he applies to his seat and a few thousand old members of the association "Silver Foxes" vote for him. He's assisted by Arthur Reinhard and helped by the parliamentarian's three usual collaborators. Thomas not only wins the seat but succeeds in becoming Dik Dodge's spokesperson, the president of energy and industry commission. No one discovers Thomas is a cheater. When he meets a little girl who has lost her hair due to cancer-causing magnetic fields, he changes his attitude and convinces a young ex-lawyer, Celia Kirby, to collaborate with him. Johnson faces Dodge's commission to clear the matter about high voltage electric cables. As he begins to be an inconvenient figure, Dodge orders Reinhard to spy him. The commission's dark interests are indeed unveiled. Thomas unmasks the corrupted politicians and achieves a real triumph.
All actors – Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker, Victoria Rowell, Grant Shaud, Kevin McCarthy, Charles S. Dutton, Victor Rivers, Chi McBride, Sonny Jim Gaines, Noble Willinghamshow all
“The Distinguished Gentleman” Quotes 8 quotes
“- Thomas Jefferson Johnson: Terry, tell me something. With all this money coming in from both sides, how does anything ever get done?
- Terry Corrigan: It doesn't. That's the genius of the system.”
“- Thomas Jefferson Johnson: I've got to do something to help these people.
- Celia Kirby: Don't tell me you're actually developing a conscience.
- Thomas Jefferson Johnson: God I hope not, it's gonna be a fuckin' nuisance in Congress.”
“I'm madder than a Baptist in a brothel, you som-bitch! I tell ya, I'm about as crazy as a dog in a hubcap factory.”
“- Elijah Hawkins: My niece tells me you're not half as slimy as I thought. That puts you somewhere between a lizard and a toad. Ha ha. Quite a step up, huh?
- Thomas Jefferson Johnson: Thank you very much. Forgive me for staring. I don't know how I missed the family resemblance. She's you in a skirt.”
“The question is, can we get the shit back into the horse?”