Trading Places (35th Anniversary Edition)

Murphy, Eddie

SKU: 032429306388

UPC 032429306388
Release Date 2018-06-12
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 116
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis In this screwball comedy of manners, millionaire commodity brokers Randolph and Mortimer Duke (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) wager a bet that pits environment vs. biology and turns the lives of their two unsuspecting victims upside down. Eddie Murphy costars as Billy Ray Valentine, a streetwise hustler who gets dragged off the street and into the proper life of top Duke Bros. broker Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd), who in turn gets tossed out of his posh townhouse and onto the mean city streets. The comic team of Murphy and Aykroyd is deliriously funny as they both struggle to comprehend their new lives. Billy Ray is forced to learn proper etiquette, manners, and business sense while uptight Louis scrambles to make it on the streets, befriending a prostitute (Jamie Lee Curtis) who takes him in and saves him from starvation--or worse. When the two innocent victims realize the scheming brothers' plot, they unite and devise a fabulous revenge to prove that their lives can't be controlled by the power-grubbing Duke brothers. The film features outstanding work by Denholm Elliott as the butler and Curtis as the prostitute with a heart of gold. Curtis especially shines in the scene in which she removes all of her hustler accoutrements to reveal her true looks.Director's (Landis's) trademark, SYNW, is a direct reference to See You Next Wednesday, a line from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Landis has referred to the trademark as a title of a film that he dreamed up when he was 15. SYNW appears in many of his films. It can be seen on a poster in Ophelia's apartment in TRADING PLACES. Is there a problem, officers?--Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) Hey! This is all right! When I was a kid, we wanted bubbles, we had to fart in the tub.--Billy Ray It seems to me that the best way to hurt rich people is by making them poor.--Billy Ray...Murphy makes a slick segue from hustler to Wall Street wizard... -- Rating: B+As the result of a bet between two wealthy commodities traders, the lifestyles of a street hustler (Eddie Murphy) and a blue-nosed employee (Dan Akroyd) of the brokerage are reversed. The innocent victims of the bet scramble to make it in their new foreign environments, with hysterical results. Once they discover the switch played on them, they set out to exact their comic revenge on the execs, played by the grand old actors Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche.....Consummately slick entertainment....[Aykroyd and Murphy] work together deftly......Landis knows well the strength of his performers and unleashes them for delightful individual moments and wacky interaction...4 stars out of 5 -- [I]t's still funny and sharp-witted...4 stars out of 5 -- Expect intelligent comedy for the 'greed is good' generation, directed by John Landis at the height of his powers
Cast John Landis (Director)
Jamie Lee Curtis (Star)
Denholm Elliott (Star)
Ralph Bellamy (Star)
Dan Aykroyd (Star)
Paul Gleason (Star)
Eddie Murphy (Star)
Don Ameche (Star)
Herschel Weingrod (Screenwriter)
John Landis (Screenwriter)
Timothy Harris (Screenwriter)
Elmer Bernstein (Composer)
James J. Sabat (Sound)
Robert Paynter (Director of Photography)
David Sosna (Assistant Director)
Richard Kratina (Camera Operator)
Jack Engel (Makeup)
George DeTitta (Set Decorator)
Ron Taylor (Co-Star)
James Belushi (Co-Star)
Maurice Woods (Co-Star)
Peter Hock (Co-Star)
Al Franken (Co-Star)
Bo Diddley (Co-Star)
Stephen Stucker (Co-Star)
Don McLeod (Co-Star)
Bernie McInerney (Co-Star)
John McCurry (Co-Star)
Afemo Omilami (Co-Star)
Clint Smith (Co-Star)
P. Jay Sidney (Co-Star)
Jacques Sandulescu (Co-Star)
Herb Peterson (Co-Star)
Alan Dellay (Co-Star)
Joshua Daniel (Co-Star)
Bryan Clark (Co-Star)
James Eckhouse (Co-Star)
Barra Khan (Co-Star)
Robert Lee (Co-Star)
Tom Degidon (Co-Star)
Robert Curtis-Brown (Co-Star)
Frank Oz (Co-Star)
Jim Newell (Co-Star)
W.B. Brydon (Co-Star)
Florence Anglin (Co-Star)
Charles Brown (Co-Star)
Tom Davis (Co-Star)
Jack Davidson (Co-Star)
Kelly Leigh Curtis (Co-Star)
Barry Dennen (Co-Star)
Giancarlo Esposito (Co-Star)
Sue Dugan (Co-Star)
Alfred Drake (Co-Star)
Maurice D. Copeland (Co-Star)
Bill Boggs (Co-Star)
B. Constance Barry (Co-Star)
Paul Austin (Co-Star)
Philip Bosco (Co-Star)
Bill Cobbs (Co-Star)
Ralph Clanton (Co-Star)
Lucianne Buchanan (Co-Star)
Gwyllum Evans (Co-Star)
John Bedford Lloyd (Co-Star)
Gary Howard Klar (Co-Star)
John Randolph Jones (Co-Star)
Avon Long (Co-Star)
Tom Mardirosian (Co-Star)
Michelle Mais (Co-Star)
William Magerman (Co-Star)
Eddie Jones (Co-Star)
Walt Gorney (Co-Star)
Paul Gleason (Co-Star)
Paul Garcia (Co-Star)
Nicholas Guest (Co-Star)
Robert Earl Jones (Co-Star)
Richard Hunt (Co-Star)
Kristin Holby (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Insider Trading: the making of Trading Places Trading stories The deleted scene with optional commentary by executive producer George Folsey, Jr. Dressing the part The trade in Trading Places Trivia-Pop-Ups Industry promotional piece Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy
Attribute Additional Footage,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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