R | | Comedy, Crime
A conman discovers during a "job" that US Congress is where the money is. "Name recognition" gets him elected. Will he develop a conscience?
Lane Smith, who portrays Senator Dick Dodge, previously had played President Richard Nixon in the television mini-series The Final Days (1989), and portrayed District Attorney Jim Trotter III in the same year's My Cousin Vinny (1992), that movie also being directed by Jonathan Lynn.
Thomas Jefferson Johnson:
This is your uncle?
Elijah Hawkins: Yes, 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 ...
When congressman Johnson first sits down with Celia Kirby and her assistant Ira Schecter , Johnson asks Ira about how much he pays for auto insurance and Ira states that he owns a 1982 Dodge Dart. The Dodge Dart was manufactured from 1960 through 1976 and then again from 2013 through the present. There is no such thing as a 1982 Dodge Dart.
$10,611,040 6 December 1992