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Trading Places [DVD] [1983]

Release Date:01/24/2017

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (148 out of 148)

    Special Features

    • Dressing the Part
    • Industry Promotional Piece
    • Insider Trading: The Making of Tradinng Places
    • The Deleted Scene with Optional Commentary by Executive Producer George Folsey, Jr.
    • The Trade in Trading Places
    • Trading Stories
    • Trivia Pop-Ups
    • Closed Captioned


    Trading Places
    The "nature-nurture" theory that motivated so many Three Stooges comedies is the basis of John Landis's hit comedy. The fabulously wealthy but morally bankrupt Duke brothers (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche) make a one-dollar bet over heredity vs. environment. Curious as to what might happen if different lifestyles were reversed, they arrange for impoverished street hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) to be placed in the lap of luxury and trained for a cushy career in commodities brokerage. Simultaneously, they set about to reduce aristocratic yuppie Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd to poverty and disgrace, hiring a prostitute (Jamie Lee Curtis) to hasten his downfall. When Billy Ray figures out that the brothers intend to dump him back on the streets once their experiment is complete, he seeks out Winthorpe, and together the pauper-turned-prince and prince-turned-pauper plot an uproarious revenge. With the good-hearted prostitute and Winthorpe's faithful butler (Denholm Elliott) as their accomplices, they set about to hit the brothers where it really hurts: in the pocketbook. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Eddie Murphy
      Eddie Murphy - Billy Ray Valentine
    • Dan Aykroyd
      Dan Aykroyd - Louis Winthorpe III
    • Ralph Bellamy
      Ralph Bellamy - Randolph Duke
    • Don Ameche
      Don Ameche - Mortimer Duke
    • Denholm Elliott
      Denholm Elliott - Coleman

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