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Writers (WGA):
Marty Kaplan (story) and
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Release Date:
4 December 1992 (USA) See more »
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From con man to congressman
Plot:
A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Eddie Murphy ... Thomas Jefferson Johnson
Lane Smith ... Dick Dodge

Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Miss Loretta

Joe Don Baker ... Olaf Andersen

Victoria Rowell ... Celia Kirby

Grant Shaud ... Arthur Reinhardt

Kevin McCarthy ... Terry Corrigan

Charles S. Dutton ... Elijah Hawkins

Victor Rivers ... Armando

Chi McBride ... Homer (as Chi)
Sonny Jim Gaines ... Van Dyke

Noble Willingham ... Zeke Bridges

Gary Frank ... Iowa

Daniel Benzali ... 'Skeeter' Warburton

Cynthia Harris ... Vera Johnson
Susan Forristal ... Ellen Juba
Autumn Winters ... Mickey Juba

James Garner ... Jeff Johnson
Doris Grau ... Hattie Rifkin
Frances Foster ... Grandma
Sarah Carson ... Kimberly
Mel Owens ... Bo Chandler

Brad Koepenick ... Rafe Simon
John Doolittle ... Ira Schecter
Rosanna Huffman ... Mrs. Bridges

Dianne Travis ... Mrs. Dodge (as Dianne Turley Travis)
Tom Dahlgren ... Chief of Police

Tom Finnegan ... Ethics Committee Chair
Marty Kaplan ... Ned Grable

Cliff Bemis ... Gun Lobbyist
Prudence Barry ... Teacher
Nina Totenberg ... Election Anchor
Julianna McCarthy ... Blue Haired Lady

Daniel Petrie Jr. ... Asbestos Lobbyist

Dion Anderson ... Distilled Spirits Lobbyist
Stu Levin ... Tobacco Lobbyist
Richard Anders ... Poultry Lobbyist
Brian Gelatto ... Crabhouse Waiter
Roger E. Reid ... Florida Reporter (as Roger Reid)
Angela Stribling ... D.C. Anchor
Patricia Ciaffa ... D.C. Correspondent
David A. Penhale ... Voting Husband
Cordis Heard ... Voting Wife
Gary Price ... Taxi Driver
Tommy Boggs ... Tommy Boggs
J.D. Williams ... J.D. Williams
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lena Banks ... Congretional Staff (uncredited)

Constance Estevez ... Gwen "Society Woman" (uncredited)
Anne Gaybis ... 900 Phone Girl (Maria) (uncredited)
Ryal Haakenson ... Man in Banquet (uncredited)
Mike Lazorcik ... Party Attendee (uncredited)
Melissa S. Markess ... Politician (uncredited)
John Michael ... Politician (uncredited)
Mark Norris ... Ambassador (uncredited)

Della Reese ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Lynn 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Marty Kaplan (story) and
Jonathan Reynolds (story)

Marty Kaplan (screenplay)

Produced by
Leonard Goldberg .... producer
Marty Kaplan .... executive producer
Michael Peyser .... producer
 
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Beristain 
 
Film Editing by
Barry B. Leirer 
Tony Lombardo 
 
Casting by
Mary Goldberg 
 
Production Design by
Leslie Dilley 
 
Art Direction by
Ed Verreaux 
 
Set Decoration by
Dorree Cooper 
 
Costume Design by
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck 
 
Makeup Department
Steve Artmont .... makeup artist
Anthony Esposito .... hair stylist
Sheila Evers .... makeup artist: Charles Dutton
Scott Julion .... hair stylist
Tony Lloyd .... makeup artist: Mr. Murphy (as Anthony S. Lloyd)
Rick Sharp .... makeup artist
Kenneth Walker .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Richard H. Prince .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Capra III .... first assistant director
Algric Leo Chaplin .... second second assistant director
Matthew H. Rowland .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Marc Baird .... illustrator
Russell Bobbitt .... property master
Scott E. Bruza .... set dresser
Steve Callas .... construction coordinator
Carl Catanese .... swing gang: Washington D.C. (as Carl Catonese)
Philip Chapnick .... assistant property master (as Phillip Chapnick)
Joey Davis .... assistant property master
Deborah Harman .... set dresser
Lawrence A. Hubbs .... set designer (as Lawrence Hubbs)
Elizabeth Lapp .... set designer
John Hammer Maxwell .... set dresser (as John H. Maxwell)
Edward T. McAvoy .... assistant art director
Roderick Nunnally .... paint foreman (as Rod Nunnally)
Diane O'Connor .... art department coordinator
Elbert Pair .... assistant props: Washington D.C.
Denise Pizzini .... assistant set decorator
Richard R. Powell .... set dresser
Yvonne Ramond .... construction auditor
William Solomon .... stand-by painter
Kenneth Turek .... lead man
Robert Webb .... construction foreman (as Robert M. Webb)
Mike Wells .... construction foreman
Timothy S. Wiles .... set dresser (as Tim Wiles)
Geoff Hubbard .... set designer (uncredited)
Ron Rosegard .... set constructor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ed Bannon .... sound editor
Gaston Biraben .... sound editor
Jim Borgardt .... adr editor (as James A. Borgardt)
Dwight Brown .... cable person: Washington D.C. (as Dwight B. Brown)
Thomas R. Bryant .... assistant dialogue editor (as Thomas Bryant)
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer (as David Campbell)
Richard Corwin .... digital dialogue editor
Gabriel Cubos .... boom operator
Paul Farmer .... utility sound (as Paul G. Farmer)
David Gertz .... foley mixer
David Hagberg .... sound editor (as David Lee Hagberg)
Jerelyn J. Harding .... adr editor
Philip A. Hess .... sound editor (as Philip Hess)
William Hooper .... sound editor
Fred Judkins .... supervising sound editor
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Jonathan Klein .... adr editor (as Jonathan A. Klein)
James Moriana .... foley artist (as James M. Moriana)
Thomas Needell .... assistant dialogue editor
Bruce Nyznik .... foley supervisor
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Rich Steven .... digital dialogue editor
F. Scott Taylor .... assistant sound editor
Gary A. Theard .... boom operator
Chris Todd .... sound editor (as Christopher Todd)
Renee Tondelli .... supervising adr editor
Mark A. Tracy .... assistant sound editor
Scott Weber .... sound editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Russell Williams II .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jan Aaris .... special effects coordinator (as Jan H. Aaris)
R. Michael Bisetti .... assistant special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Paul Lasaine .... matte artist
Eric Peterson .... matte camera operator
 
Stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunt coordinator
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Abraham .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, Washington D.C.
Levon Besnelian .... dolly grip
Lee Carrick .... grip: Washington D.C.
John Chickanis .... electrician
Ted Chu .... first assistant camera (as T.W. Chu)
Alan Colbert .... electrician: Washington D.C.
Doug Cowden .... company grip
Nathaniel James Dunn .... rigging grip (as Nathaniel J. Dunn)
Richard Foreman Jr. .... still photographer (as Richard Foreman)
Rodney French .... grip: Washington D.C. (as Rodney 'Lizard' French)
Rusty Gardner .... best boy: Washington D.C.
Willie J. Gray .... rigging gaffer
Paul Hauser .... electrician (as Paul S. Hauser)
Kim Heath .... best boy grip
Mike Hodges .... rigging grip
Paul Iski .... company grip (as Paul S. Iski)
Mike Keeltz .... grip: Washington D.C.
Cindy Lagerstrom .... electrician
Jeffrey Laszlo .... camera operator: Washington D.C. (as Jeff Laszlo)
Brian LeGrady .... second assistant camera
Ed Maloney .... electrician (as Eddy Maloney)
Jeff Mart .... Steadicam operator
Patrick McAllister .... generator operator: Washington D.C.
Nicholas S. McLean .... second assistant camera
John Murphy .... dolly grip: "b" camera (as John W. Murphy)
Michael Murray .... electrician: washington D.C. (as Michael W. Murray)
Thomas Nemy .... camera loader (as Thomas A. Nemy)
David W. Nims .... best boy grip
Michael K. O'Melia .... electrician
William 'Bear' Paul .... key grip
William Eddie Paul .... company grip (as Eddie Paul)
Carl 'Perk' Perkinson .... camera loader: Washington D.C.
Michael J. Purbaugh .... rigging grip: Washington D.C. (as Michael Purbaugh)
Lex Rawlins .... first assistant camera
Lee Shapira .... best boy: Washington D.C. (as Lee S. Shapira)
Brian Snell .... grip: Washington D.C.
Rick Strodel .... grip: Washington D.C.
Kathina Szeto .... second assistant camera: Washington D.C.
Richard Turner .... camera operator
H. Mark Vuille .... gaffer
Doug Wallick .... electrician: Washington D.C.
Chris Walters .... rigging gaffer: Washington D.C. (as Christopher L. Walters)
Joseph F. Warren .... best boy electric (as Joseph Warren)
Kirby Washington .... second assistant camera (as William K. Washington)
Ervin Webb Jr. .... electrician: Washington D.C.
Keith Weiner .... electrician: Washington D.C. (as A. Keith Weiner)
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer: Washington D.C.
Chris Williamson .... electrician: washington D.C. (as Christopher Williamson)
 
Casting Department
Amy Lippens .... casting associate (as Amy E. Lippens)
Carol Ness .... extras casting: Washington D.C.
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda M. Boyland .... wardrobe assistant: Washington D.C.
Betty Brikowski .... wardrobe assistant: Washington D.C. (as Elizabeth Brikowski)
Michael Castellano .... set costumer
Fetteroff Colen .... costumer: Mr. Murphy (as Fetteroff Colen III)
Michael Fitzpatrick .... costumer: men
Michael Jamison .... set costumer (as Michael Lee Jamison)
Roussell Johnson .... tailor
David Page .... costumer: men
Betty Jean Slater .... costume supervisor
Aida Swinson .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
Mark Bourgeois .... assistant editor
David DeGeus .... first assistant editor
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Christopher Kroll .... first assistant editor
Gina Lombardo .... first assistant editor (as Gina Lombardo-Silano)
Patrick Paul Mullane .... apprentice film editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Thomas A. Carlson .... music editor (as Tom Carlson)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Randy Edelman .... conductor
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator
Dennis S. Sands .... music recordist: orchestra (as Dennis Sands)
Elton Ahi .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Archer .... driver
Olivia Baker .... driver
Tom Briggs .... transportation captain
Ronald Brown .... driver (as Ron Brown)
Gary Bumbry .... driver
John Cahill .... driver
John Campbell .... driver
Mike Connelly .... driver
Norm Harris .... driver
Ellen Hench .... driver
Jack Hess .... driver
Sharon Hollis .... driver
Dave Kinnoin .... driver
Michael Luckeroth .... driver
William F. Luehm .... driver (as Bill Luehm)
Lawren McDonald .... driver
Larry Motes .... driver
Tom F. Thomas .... transportation coordinator
Foard J. Wilgis .... transportation captain: Baltimore
Gilbert Young .... transportation captain: Washington D.C.
Charles E. Bauer .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ellen Adolph .... production accountant
Elton Ahi .... assistant: Mr. Edelman
Tesa Anderson .... production staff
Royce D. Applegate .... adr voice (as Royce Applegate)
Lark Bernini .... production coordinator
Burton Dale Bobbitt .... production office assistant
Paul Bowman .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Irene Brafstein .... studio teacher
George D. Brooks .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Thomas Brunelle .... adr voice
Dieter 'Dietman' Busch .... production office assistant (as Dieter Busch)
Jonathan Capra .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Terry Carra .... assistant: Mr. Goldberg
June Christopher .... adr voice
Daryle Conners .... production staff
John Crowder .... assistant location coordinator: Washington D.C.
Desiree DaCosta .... executive assistant: Mr. Murphy
Joey Delpo .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Debbie Esteves .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Leigh French .... adr group coordinator
Judith E. Goldman .... production office assistant
Susan 'Mother' Gotschall .... craft service: Washington D.C. (as Susan C. Gotschall)
Scott A. Green .... projectionist: Washington D.C.
Skipper Greer .... assistant: Mr. Kaplan
Wendy S. Hallin .... assistant to cast
Susan Harrison .... production office assistant
Ronald Bruce Holtman .... craft service: Washington D.C.
Andrew Huang .... production office assistant
Jessica Hyman .... production office assistant
Miriam Holder Jacobs .... assistant production coordinator
Donnie Johnson .... personal production assistant
Lenny Jones .... personal production assistant
Rashon Khan .... security officer
Lynn Kibler .... first aid: Washington D.C.
John C. Kruize .... first assistant accountant
Cherylann Kuskowski .... production office assistant
Frank LaTorre .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Robin M. Lawson .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Mark Lipsky .... personal manager: Mr. Murphy
Peter Locaccio .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
William Locke .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Stephen Mapel .... production associate
Crispin May .... production assistant: Washington D.C. (as Crispin D. May)
Murray Miller .... location manager
Richard Mirisch .... production associate
Ray Murphy Jr. .... creative assistant
Steve Newman .... unit publicist
Tina Louise Newman .... assistant production coordinator
Angela O'Neill .... assistant to cast
Eric Olson .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Marco A. Orozco .... assistant to cast
Kit Paraventi .... adr voice
Dan Perri .... title designer
Janice Melton Porter .... office production assistant
Matt Rebenkoff .... production assistant
Renée Roqué .... assistant: Mr. Lipksy
Alison C. Rosa .... assistant production coordinator: Washington D.C.
David Shack .... first aid: Washington D.C.
Alison Sherman .... production coordinator: Washington D.C.
Ruth Silveira .... adr voice
Karen L. Sirota .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Carlyle Fairfax Smith .... assistant: Mr. Lynn
Kenneth Smith .... personal production assistant
Don Speakman .... craft service
Goldie Teigland .... first aid
Judy Thomason .... assistant: Mr. Peyser
Robert Thurlwell .... craft service
Angela C. Tortu .... production assistant
Maria Tortu .... production assistant
Arnold F. Turner .... adr voice (as Arnold Turner)
Veronique Vowell .... location manager
Michael Wallace .... location coordinator: Washington D.C. (as D. Michael Wallace)
C. Ransom Walrod .... marine coordinator
Joe Walser .... production assistant
Randy Webster .... assistant to cast
Randy Webster .... personal production assistant
Brett Williams .... assistant location manager
Hope Williams .... script supervisor
Michael Wills .... craft service
Emma A. Wilson .... production staff
Elloise Dover .... assistant: Mr. Dutton (uncredited)
Howard Gibson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Edward Lynn .... production assistant (uncredited)
Rob Meisenholder .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality
Runtime:
112 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
A longer version of the sex scene between Kimberly and Johnson was shot but never used. The scene ran over 4 minutes.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Thomas Jefferson Johnson:Hey, yo, Van Dyke!
Van Dyke:Yeah?
Thomas Jefferson Johnson:Y'all remember Willie Sutton?
Van Dyke:My hero.
Thomas Jefferson Johnson:What did he say when they asked him why he robbed banks?
Van Dyke:'Cause that's where the money is.
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Movie Connections:
References Scarface (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
THE POLITICS OF LOVESee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Smash!!!, 6 July 2002
Author: bixman71 from (Yankton, SD USA)

Eddie Murphy is a great actor and he proves it in this movie. In it, Con man Murphy decides he can make more money as a United States Congressman than a hood. Victoria Rowell as Murphy's lawyer-activist love interest, Lane Smith as his double-dealing "political" mentor, and Joe Don Baker as the power magnate who tries to put both men in his pocket, bat great cleanup. All of this movie, coming from a pure political buff like myself, is great. For all you Alan Keyes fans out there, watch this movie for Charles S. Dutton's great performance as Eliah Hawkins, a preachy minister-Maryland congressman who I think is like Keyes in every way.

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