The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

R   |    |  Comedy, Crime


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A conman discovers during a "job" that US Congress is where the money is. "Name recognition" gets him elected. Will he develop a conscience?


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4 wins.

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8 February 2000 | MovieMusings
7
| More story than fun -- but still lotsa fun
There were so many spots that seemed to demand "more Eddie." He only did a couple of impersonation schticks (during the campaign in the van scene, and the nerdy guy visiting the dead congressman's widow), and I wanted more! They were great.

The story is good, too. A con artist decides to become a congressman and play the game, only to find out that the issues involved are not a game. He becomes a person who cares.

Granted, it's a comedy, but it continues to remind us that, as long as humans run organizations, is ANY organization pure virtue and no vice? Religion? Law enforcement? Academia? Government? Corporate society? Sports? Is any system free of corruption?

We all live in glass houses. And there are individuals out there trying at least to keep their windows clean.

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,611,040 6 December 1992

Gross USA:

$46,666,502

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,666,502

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