Overview

A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the money flows from lobbyists. But soon he learns the nature of the game and decides to fight back the only way he knows how, with a con.

  1. Jonathan Lynn

    Director

  2. Marty Kaplan

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Eddie Murphy

    Eddie Murphy

    Thomas Jefferson Johnson

  2. Lane Smith

    Lane Smith

    Dick Dodge

  3. Sheryl Lee Ralph

    Sheryl Lee Ralph

    Miss Loretta Hicks

  4. Joe Don Baker

    Joe Don Baker

    Olaf Andersen

  5. Victoria Rowell

    Victoria Rowell

    Celia Kirby

Full Cast & Crew

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The Distinguished Gentleman

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 4, 1992
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

Budget -

Revenue $46,434,570.00

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