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Trading Places


Rated: 7.5
Run time: 116 min
Director: John Landis
Actors: Denholm Elliott, Dan Aykroyd, Maurice Woods, Richard D. Fisher Jr., Jim Gallagher, Anthony DiSabatino, Bonnie Behrend, Sunnie Merrill, James Newell, Mary St. John, Bonnie Tremena, David Schwartz, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Tom Degidon, William Magerman, Alan Dellay, Florence Anglin, Ray D'Amore, Bobra Suiter, Herb Peterson, Sue Dugan, Walt Gorney, B. Constance Barry, P. Jay Sidney, Eddie Murphy, Avon Long, Tom Mardirosian, Charles Brown, Robert Curtis Brown, Nicholas Guest, John Bedford Lloyd, Tony Sherer, Robert Earl Jones, Robert E. Lee, Peter Hock, Kristin Holby, Clint Smith, Ron Taylor, James D. Turner, Giancarlo Esposito, Steve Hofvendahl, James Eckhouse, Paul Gleason, Gwyllum Evans, Frank Oz, Eddie Jones, John McCurry, Michelle Mais, Barra Kahn, Bill Cobbs, Joshua Daniel, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jacques Sandulescu, W.B. Brydon, Margaret H. Flynn, Kelly Curtis, Tracy K. Shaffer, Susan Fallender, Bo Diddley, Alfred Drake, Lucianne Buchanan, Paul Garcia, Jed Gillin, Jimmy Raitt, Kate Tayl
Year: 1983


Louis Winthorpe is a businessman who works for commodities brokerage firm of Duke and Duke owned by the brothers Mortimer and Randolph Duke. Now they bicker over the most trivial of matters and what they are bickering about is whether it's a person's environment or heredity that determines how well they will do in life. When Winthorpe bumps into Billy Ray Valentine, a street hustler and assumes he is trying to rob him, he has him arrested. Upon seeing how different the two men are, the brothers decide to make a wager as to what would happen if Winthorpe loses his job, his home and is shunned by everyone he knows and if Valentine was given Winthorpe's job. So they proceed to have Winthorpe arrested and to be placed in a compromising position in front of his girlfriend. So all he has to rely on is the hooker who was hired to ruin him. Written by