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 ...
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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. Written by
Craig D. Barker <email@example.com>
During his run for Congress speech, Thomas Jefferson Johnson (Eddie Murphy) quotes several Presidents of the United States as well as a few other American historical figures including "Live Free or Die" from Revolutionary War General John Stark. He quotes four term Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt - "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"; Legendary 1960s Democrat President John F. Kennedy - "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country"; and George Bush (George H.W. Bush, nick-named Bush #41) - "Read My Lips". See more »
When the Congressmen are out in the field hunting, they spot a flock of geese and commence firing. However, even though we hear the sound of multiple rapid gunfire, none of the weapons (M16s) have any fire spitting from the barrels, nor do any spent cartridges eject. See more »
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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