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Trading Places
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Trading Places 1983

From Amazon: In this crowd-pleasing 1983 comedy of high finance about a homeless con artist who becomes a Wall Street robber baron, Eddie Murphy consolidated the success of his startling debut in the previous year's 48 Hours and polished his slick-winner persona. The turnabout begins with an argument between super-rich siblings, played by Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche: Are captains of industry, they wonder, born or made? To settle the issue, the meanies construct a cruel experiment in social Darwinism. Preppie commodities trader Dan Aykroyd (perfectly cast) is stripped of all his worldly goods and expelled from the firm, and Murphy's smelly...

Directed By:
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Written By:
No image existsHerschel Weingrod
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No image existsDan Aykroyd
No image existsJamie Lee Curtis
No image existsRalph Bellamy
No image existsDon Ameche
No image existsDenholm Elliott
No image existsPaul Gleason
No image existsJames Belushi
No image existsAl Franken
No image existsTom Davis
No image existsGiancarlo Esposito
No image existsBill Cobbs
No image existsStephen Stucker

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Trading Places Movie Review by Jarrod (1/4/2008)

'Trading Places' is a comedy underpinned by a strong story and interesting characters, not to mention the fact it is very funny, and has a lot to say about human nature. In ways, it is inspired, or at least, its underlying premise is inspired, by The Prince and the Pauper (or something similar), Mark Twain's tale of role...

(complete Trading Places review by Jarrod)

Trading Places Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/12/2007)

John Landis has directed a brilliant original screenplay by Timothy Harris and Herschel Weingrod.

Eddie Murphy is absolutely hilarious as a street hustler that was placed in the world of options trading by a couple of old farts who just like to bet with each other. Of course on the opposite side, the real options trader,...

(complete Trading Places review by Movie Addict)

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