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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The name of the registered political party which was also a senior citizens club in Florida which enabled Thomas Jefferson Johnson (Eddie Murphy) to run for Congress was the "Silver Foxes". See more »
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. See more »
[trying to bribe Congressman Dodge]
This could mean six figures, Dick.
[Dick Dodge raises his eyebrows]
HIGH six figures.
[Dodge raises his eyebrows twice]
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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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