Trading Places

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Paramount Trading Places: Looking Good, Feeling Good Edition (Blu-ray)
The fun begins when the rich and greedy Duke Brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) wager a bet over whether born loser Valentine (Eddie Murphy) could become as successful as the priggish Winthorpe (Dan Akroyd) if circumstances were reversed. The Dukes have the money to make this happen, but when Valentine and Winthorpe catch on they arrange for a rich and riotous payback!Amazon.com essen… More >>

Trading Places

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5 Comments
  1. How do they get the crop report to the US government? Clarence Beeks is on a ship to Africa. Does the US Gov’t accept the orange crop report from any old idiot???

    Seriously, I love this movie forever.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. eddie murphy was da star in this as was other saturday night live star dan akrol was this movie apart da two of them living different lives eddie was a homeless person while dan akrol was a upper class business man two old men who are business brothers who have a network estimated in the film of 394 million dollars ruin dan arkol life while turn needy eddie turn a successful black bill gates but it was all over a bet of 1 dollar but da goes around comes back around 4 these 2 as they both lost all of their money and went broke 2 live on da streets while all da millions and maybe a billion went 2 eddie and dan and toward da end of da movie eddie and dan was in pardise with 2 pretty girls and da was da ending to a very good comedy movie Joe Brown
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. Format: Color
    Studio: Paramount Studio
    Video Release Date: August 19, 2003

    Cast:

    Dan Aykroyd … Louis Winthorpe III
    Eddie Murphy … Billy Ray Valentine
    Ralph Bellamy … Randolph Duke
    Don Ameche … Mortimer Duke
    Denholm Elliott … Coleman
    Jamie Lee Curtis … Ophelia
    Kristin Holby … Penelope Witherspoon
    Paul Gleason … Clarence Beeks
    Alfred Drake … President of Exchange
    Bo Diddley … Pawnbroker
    Frank Oz … Corrupt cop
    James Belushi … Harvey
    Al Franken … Baggage handler #1
    Tom Davis … Baggage handler #2
    Maurice Woods … Duke & Duke employee
    Richard D. Fisher Jr. … Duke & Duke employee
    Jim Gallagher … Duke & Duke employee
    Anthony DiSabatino … Duke & Duke employee
    Bonnie Behrend … Duke & Duke employee
    Sunnie Merrill … Duke & Duke employee
    James Newell … Duke & Duke employee
    Mary St. John … Duke & Duke employee
    Bonnie Tremena … Duke & Duke employee

    David Schwartz … Duke & Duke employee
    Tom Degidon … Duke domestic
    William Magerman … Duke domestic
    Alan Dellay … Duke domestic
    Florence Anglin … Duke domestic
    Ray D’Amore … Duke domestic
    Bobra Suiter … Duke domestic
    Herb Peterson … Duke domestic
    Sue Dugan … Duke domestic
    Walt Gorney … Duke domestic
    B. Constance Barry … Duke domestic
    P. Jay Sidney … Heritage Club doorman
    Avon Long … Ezra
    Tom Mardirosian … Officer Pancuzzi
    Charles Brown … Officer Reynolds
    Robert Curtis-Brown … Todd
    Nicholas Guest … Harry
    John Bedford Lloyd … Andrew
    Tony Sherer … Philip
    Robert Earl Jones … Attendant
    Robert E. Lee … Cop #1
    Peter Hock … Cop #2
    Clint Smith … Doo Rag Lenny
    Ron Taylor … Big black guy
    James D. Turner … Even bigger black guy
    Giancarlo Esposito … Cellmate #2
    Steve Hofvendahl … Cellmate #3
    Gwyllum Evans … President of Heritage Club
    Eddie Jones … Cop #3
    John McCurry … Cop #4

    Michelle Mais … Hooker #1
    Barra Kahn … Hooker #2
    Bill Cobbs … Bartender
    Joshua Daniel … Partygoer
    Jacques Sandulescu … Creepy man
    W.B. Brydon … Bank Manager
    Margaret H. Flynn … Duke & Duke receptionist
    Kelly Curtis … Muffy
    Tracy K. Shaffer … Constance
    Susan Fallender … Bunny
    Lucianne Buchanan … President’s mistress
    Paul Garcia … Junior executive #1
    Jed Gillin … Junior executive #2
    Jimmy Raitt … Ophelia’s client
    Kate Taylor … Dukes’ Secretary
    Philip Bosco … Doctor
    Bill Boggs … Newscaster
    Deborah Reagan … Harvey’s girlfriend
    Don McLeod … Gorilla
    Stephen Stucker … Stationmaster
    Richard Hunt … Wilson
    Paul Austin … Trader #1
    John Randolph Jones … Trader #2
    Jack Davidson … Trader #3
    Bernie McInerney … Trader #4
    Maurice Copeland … Secretary of Agriculture
    Ralph Clanton … Official #1
    Bryan Clark … Official #2
    Gary Howard Klar … Longshoreman
    Afemo Omilami … Longshoreman

    Shelly Chee Chee Hall … Monica
    Donna Palmer … Gladys
    Barry Dennen … Demitri
    James Eckhouse … Jail guard
    Arleen Sorkin … Woman at party

    Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) and Louis Winthorpe, the Third (Dan Ackroyd) are forced to see how the “other half” lives, when the wealthy Duke brothers (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche – Winthorpe’s employers, make a one dollar bet that they can take anybody off the street and make them a commodities broker. They do so, ruining Winthorpe in the process, and replacing him with Valentine.

    Can it work? And if it does, can Winthorpe get his revenge? This is good comedy.

    Ackroyd and Murphy work well together, and make a great comedy team.

    Joseph (Joe) Pierre

    author of Handguns and Freedom…their care and maintenance
    and other books

    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. The movie is funny enough, but the main reason to buy this DVD is for the pause function and the scene with Jamie Lee Curtis topless. Oh yeah, and Eddie Murphy is pretty funny, too.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. John Landis of Second City Television teams up with SNL actors Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd to direct an hilarious comedy about one of the longest running questions which has never been proven. Does Genetics matter over Enviroment? Dan Aykroyd plays a rich snob who works for a company run by his relatives played by Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy. They silently wager that a street hustler played by Murphy could do as good a job as Aykroyd if given the chance.They speculate that Aykroyd if losing everything would resort to desparation and adopt Murphys behavior. Their bet is on and it is secnretly arranged to unknowingly have the two trade places. Their bet seemingly benifits Murphy and destroys Aykroyd at first and it is enjoyable watch to say the least. Then you begin to feel sorry for Aykroyds character. After some jail time Aykroyd meets Jamie Lee Curtis who takes to him right away so he is never really alone. Murphy goes from street hustler to caring too much about cigarettes put out on a carpet that isn’t really his. Landis wants you to believe this story on it’s face but it’s too predictably far fetched. The great comics and actors keep it alive with funny performances but it’s initial humor evaporates quickly. The movies only strength is it’s raw comedy and it’s not always that funny. This idea is so ingenious that it’s worh a watch. The end is like a seperate movie. Please note for those concerned that this movie is primarily based in Philadelphia but it’s very New York. Haven’t we seen this before in Rocky? These cities are as different as LA is from SF!
    Rating: 4 / 5

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