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Movie The Distinguished Gentleman
Jonathan Lynn directed this movie in 1992
Title The Distinguished Gentleman
Year 1992
Director Jonathan Lynn
Genre Comedy, Crime
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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 Willingham
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