Trading Places (1983)

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Trading Places (1983)

December 22

Poster for the movie "Trading Places"

Upper-crust executive Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) are the subjects of a bet by successful brokers Mortimer (Don Ameche) and Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy). An employee of the Dukes, Winthorpe is framed by the brothers for a crime he didn’t commit, with the siblings then installing the street-smart Valentine in his position. When Winthorpe and Valentine uncover the scheme, they set out to turn the tables on the Dukes. Commissioned by Denis and Jillian.

Initial release: September 16, 1983 (Sweden)
Director: John Landis
Producer: Aaron Russo
Box office: 90.4 million USD
Screenplay: Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris


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