Movie Details

     Trading Places (R)

no trailer
Trading Places
No Showtimes Scheduled
Share this PageEmail      Print this PagePrint

RELEASE DATE
9-3-2013

RUN TIME
116 min

MPAA RATING
(R)

GENRE
Comedy

STARRING
Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche

DIRECTOR(S)
John Landis

PRODUCER(S)
Aaron Russo

WRITER(S)
Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod

DISTRIBUTOR
Paramount Pictures

SYNOPSIS

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, All Movie Guide


FOLLOW US ON:Follow us on twitter. Follow us on facebook. Follow us on YouTube.