Take two complete strangers, make one of them rich the other poor... just watch the fun while they're... Trading Places
Eddie Murphy establishes himself as a comedy star of the highest magnitude as Billy Ray Valentine, a hustler from the ghetto. His fellow "Saturday Night Live" alumnus, Dan Aykroyd also stars as Lewis Winthorpe III, a wealthy investment executive at Duke Brothers, a Wall Street firm. The film starts when the rich and greedy Duke Brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) wager a bet on whether a born loser (like Valentine) could become as successful as Winthorpe if put in the proper environment, and if a prig like Winthorpe were to lose all, would he turn to a life of crime. The Dukes arrange for that to happen. Valentine becomes the golden boy of the commodities market and Winthorpe finds himself out on the streets. The two pawns meet, compare notes, figure out who's doing this to them... and Valentine and Winthorpe set in motion some hilarious revenge plans of their own...
Director: John Landis
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, Kristin Holby, Robert Curtis-Brown, Nicholas Guest, John Bedford-Lloyd, Tony Sherer, Frank Oz
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